Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Seven Deadlies

Riddick and I where watching a History channel show on "The Seven Deadly Sins". It gave a partial history, and dropped the fact that there were originally 8 deadly sins listed in the 4th Century by monk Evagirus Ponticus.

And than the show just went on to say that 200 years later Pope Gregory I shortened the list to 7.

Well that just wasn't enough for me, I had to know what sin fell off the list.

So off to the internet I went, because we all know that all things you read on the internet are true (large wink and sarcasm here)

Surprisingly Pope Greg removed......wait for it....
FORNICATION

That's right the original 8 were:
Gluttony
Fornication/Lust
Greed
Despair
Wrath
Acedia
Vainglory
Pride

Pope Gregory removed Fornication, folded despair in with Acedia, changing vainglory to pride and adding envy, to come up with what we have now.
Gluttony
Greed
Wrath
Envy
Pride
Sloth (Acedia)
Extravagance

So there you have it. According to Pope Gregory, Lust and fornication, fornication being defined as the physical representation of lust isn't a deadly sin, but a sin of the flesh that can be forgiven.

Ahhh I feel better now. I hate it when historical shows just give me more questions

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