In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the origin of the list of the 7 deadly sins and the 7 virtues that are their spiritual antidote.
In this episode, you will learn:
• What are the 7 Deadly Sins?
• Why was the original list changed from 8 to 7?
• Which of the 7 Deadly sins is the most deadly?
• What are the 7 Virtues that counter the Deadly Sins?
• and much more
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The 7 Deadly Sins
- Anger (Wrath)
- Sloth (Acedia)
- Greed (Avarice)
The 7 Virtues
8 comments on 7 Deadly Sins That Can Send You To Hell
The number seven follows you guys around. I have heard of the seven deadly sins but we always need reminding. Great graphic by the way. The separation from God. I understand how vision gets distorted or the intellect gets darkened as St. Thomas of Aquinas says, but I think it is just a growing away from God until there is a final separation and He is no longer in your life. It is like kicking God out of your soul.
RS says there were originally eight deadly sins which is a list from an early ascetic monk who lived in a desert. I believe in the dualism of good and evil abroad in the world or the constant battle. Then there is self-love. Self-indulgence. RS taught us that Pope St. Gregory the Great reduced the seven to eight and combined them or the worst to the least damaging is pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust. RD made my point too when he said excess pride spreads over the others. Entitlement as part of pride leads you to hate the others who succeed in life as in envy. I see a leader in government today who is full of entitlement and envy and greed. I think envy should be termed jealousy as that is when you want to take away someone’s good fortune. Envy sometimes is just a degree of wishing you had success in your life too. You are actually complimenting the other’s achievement. Jealousy is the sin. I think jealousy should be the deadly sin and not envy.
Greed means you believe all wealth, or most of the wealth belongs to you. You can never have enough money. You are surrounding yourself with material things as you build up a fort to fend off all comers. Hoarders hide behind their material possessions and they can never have enough. They are essentially hiding from the world because they can’t cope with it. Their fear of the world translates to actually building a physical fort to keep others out.
Gluttony is unbelievable self-indulgence in some form. Lust is sensuality run amok and it has taken over your life and smothered love for others. You are in an affair with yourself or exercising a debased self-love.
Anger leads to ill will or wrath against others so that you want them to suffer or die when they offend you. Again, we have someone in government who wants all his enemies dead, and he considers almost all of mankind his enemy because he is a weak man. He wants vengeance on those who do not deserve it as RS categorized. We all have experienced anger and it is a blinding force. We strip away the rights of the other. Only our righteous anger exists. I agree with Fr. Rich about God being the final seat of justice as far as what has been done against us in life. But that doesn’t mean we don’t fight for the rights of children or others or even ourselves when we are in the right.
RD and Fr. Rich you two sounded like you both disregard actual mental health disorders like eating disorders and depression as having roots in sin. Most have their roots in fear and many are chemical imbalances in the brain. Others are the result of neuro transmitters not connecting correctly. Please don’t dismiss them so casually and if you have no-one in your life suffering a debilitating mental health condition consider yourself lucky or blessed but don’t dismiss the pain of others struggling to lead “normal” lives. You have more understanding about addiction and compulsory behavior because of your involvement with organizations helping those fighting addictions to alcohol, drugs, pornography or sex. Mental health disorders are on the rise worldwide so I think you need to get a better understanding of them.
Wow, the punishment for these seven deadly sins should be enough to keep us on the path to God. Thank you for another good podcast and reminder of how to take care of our souls. We only get one. You listed the seven antidotal virtues against the seven deadly sins are chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility. Good to know. Good to practice. Good to always remember to keep us from going astray.
I liked your segue into the inquisition RS. But I agree with Fr. Rich and RD. It is different for everybody unless they are outwardly evil in their impact on others and their behavior. Yes, choosing to commit sin means you are not addicted to sin you are committing deliberate evil. As far as I am concerned Hell is when God leaves your soul. I hope that never happens to any of us.
Happy Advent to all of us and God Bless Us Everyone as Tiny Tim would say!
I hope your not speaking of Trump. He is a great man who does much good for God.
Good advice have known better than what I have been thinking
Obviously, Pope Gregory wasn’t schooled on the human mind, feelings, and mental illness.
How absurd to inform us that normal, human feelings which may be provoked are sinful!
The feelings aren’t what are sinful. It’s acting on them that is.
Amen! Romans 13:14 is my personal verse which I am striving for victory over. Thank you all for your comments and the guys for presenting this issue as always.
This is a remarkable episode to revisit at the close of one year and the cusp of the next. Like an Examination of Conscience for the whole chaotic year. Great way to identify weaknesses and strengthen the virtue that best overpowers each vice. Reading these three famous works back-to-back this week supported such topical critical investment of time and effort: Confessions by Saint Augustine, Story of a Soul by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton; each offers unique perspective on intentional sacrifice and heightened self-discipline for the benefits and merits of our neighbous and for purification of our own souls. The episode on Spiritual Warfare is a suitable companion to this one, describing what we’re up against if we refuse to sharpen our skill set into battle-worthy readiness. Giving up is not an option.
“… the good in you is from Him and for Him…”
(Confessions by Saint Augustine page 105)
All holy men and women, martyrs, saints, angels, pray for us. Holy Family of Nazareth restore us. Transform mankind’s iniquity into integrity.
Ecce Crucem Domini!
Fugite partes adversae!
Vicit Leo de tribu Juda,
Radix David! Alleluia!
Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us. For Italy.
Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us. For Rome.
Blood of Christ Crucified, cleanse the Vatican.