On this episode of the Ominous Origins podcast, come sin with us as we explore religious taboos, starting with the sin of lust.
MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
Oh boy, here’s a fun one that’s bound to upset a couple of religious folks out there.
Starting right now, I’ll be looking at the seven deadly sins, and what they mean to the culture, religion, and the demons associated with them. I thought I’d start off with the super fun, lust. Now, lust doesn’t necessarily mean sex, though it is often associated most with the want and desire of sexual gratification. The demon associated with said sin is Asmodeus, who we looked at in the past.
In terms of lust, I explore what it means to Christianity, Catholicism, Islam, and Paganism.
While these religions mostly agree on what lust entails, some religions (looking at you Catholicism) take it much more seriously. One person, in particular, wrote extensively about lust, and that fellow happened to be Saint Thomas Aquinas. He broke down different aspects of this sin into categories, and it turns out not all forms of lust are all that sinful. He used logic! I know, surprising. Well, he used it for one thing, and that was nocturnal emissions, and I can only assume he said that’s not a sin because he had experienced it himself. Just a hunch.
Beyond that, lust is generally considered the least serious or grievous of the deadly sins for it is a sin of the flesh, and not the spirit, which are the most deadly of all sins.
If you’re feeling rather lustful yourself for more information, you’ll just have to listen to the whole episode. I know, I’m terrible.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST:
Welcome to the Ominous Origins Podcast, a Horror Shots production. If you were previously a fan of the Horror Shots Podcast, this is the same great show with the same compelling content focused on myth, mysterious creatures, unexplained events, spooky stories — and even some of the strangest and most disturbing true crime stories. As always, our goal is to entertain, but also to enlighten with short, well-researched episodes on a variety of fascinating topics.
I hope you enjoy the show. If you would like to show your support, reviews on iTunes or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts are always greatly appreciated and help out so much. You can also comment on this post right here on Morbidly Beautiful and use the social share buttons to spread the word. Finally, you can check out my Redbubble store for some great merchandise, including the new logo for sale on a variety of things!
Be sure to leave a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. 5-Star reviews do indeed get a shoutout, so if that tickles you the right way, be sure to leave one!
Note: If you want to catch up on previous episodes, you can find them all at https://www.horrorshots.com/podcast.