We conclude our journey to explore the Seven Deadly Sins on Ominous Origins with wrath, greed, and — the worst of all — pride.
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We’ve made it! You and me…us. We got through the seven deadly sins, and we did it together, which makes it more special. It’s been a long and winding road — from Lust to Sloth — but here we are with the final three sins: Greed, Wrath, and Pride. Arguably, they are the three biggest ones, and they all intersect with one another in some way, shape, or form.
Greed is pretty obvious, wanting more than you have, mostly related to material desires. Why buy a Lambo when your Toyota can do the trick. you greedy bastard! Of course, it’s much deeper than that. But for such a frowned upon sin, there isn’t too much written on it from a religious perspective. There have been cultural and societal studies on greed and its impact, but that’s not what we’ll be exploring in this episode. It is believed, however, that greed can lead to wrath.
Wrath! My old friend. Anybody who’s listened to the Cheer and Loathing podcast knows I’m quick to wrath. But that goes for a lot of people. Ever had a neighbor who plays music too loud at all hours of the night, causing you to wish nothing but death on them? You’ve committed the sin of Wrath! How dare you. Perhaps you’re a catholic who’d rather stone a homosexual than let them get married. Yeah, that’s wrath, too.
Wrath is one of the two biggies when it comes to the deadly sins, due to the possibility of harm befalling somebody out of rage or anger. Yet, it pales in comparison to our final sin: Pride.
How dare you be proud of what you’ve done, you swine! At least, that’s how the Church looks at it. Pride is the first sin, the one Lucifer committed before his big ol’ fall, and therefore it’s deeply looked down upon. Of course, I’ve never met a not “proud Christian”. So, again, it’s a little bit strange that it’s considered a deadly sin, let alone the worst one.
However, it’s believed that too much pride eats away at your ability to convene with God and love him completely. After all, if you’re prideful, then you love yourself, and you can’t possibly have room for your lord and savior.
In case you couldn’t tell, this was ripe with sarcasm. In my journey into the deadly sins, I discovered something that I knew was always there. The rules, the regulations, the…everything… associated with the church (at least on the surface level) is terribly hypocritical and nonsensical. It’s difficult to keep my feelings separate from this stuff when I’ve been deep into research for the past few months. It’s not my intention to offend, just speak the truth that I uncovered.
Anyway, it’s good to be back. My apologies for the long hiatus, but I hope you enjoy this latest episode. Thanks so much for sticking with me and forgiving me for my sins!
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