Joined: 24-September 05
From: We built this city on bricks and mortar.
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Traditionally speaking, Pride is the father of all sins.
Pride is essentially a spiteful intolerance and scorn for everything, really. To Pride, everything in life, actions, people, things, are all means to an end. That end? Supremacy. Over what? Give them something. Anything. Pride hatefully despises and attempts to cast down anything that is better than itself, and has nothing but scorn and disrepute for whatever lies below it. As for those on par, well, they must be destroyed as quickly as possible.
Greed makes a man want wealth for the sake of wealth. Pride makes a man want wealth for the sake of having more wealth than our previous man. Pride hoards not because it needs more, but so others may have less. Pride is jealous. Pride is hateful. Pride corrupted the Catholic Church in the Medieval period; Pride sparked the Jewish Holocaust. Pride leads a man to destroy his neighbor. Pride is a natural friend to the Envious, Greedy, and Wrathful.
Attention Manga Lust fans: Lust is dead. Finished. Kaput. Joined the Choir Invisible. Roy Mustang incinerated her repeatedly until her Philosopher's Stone dried up and dissolved into nothingness ("Mu" for you Japanese cultural enthusiasts). And she will remain killed off, written out of the plot. Greed was reincarnated because Father saved his Philosopher's Stone and had a guinea pig on hand. Lust is gone. Stop trying to play God with the plot line and bring her back at every possibly junction. In the event that Hiromu Arakawa can skillfully maneuver around this narrative plot hole, I will eat my words with a pinch of salt. Nepharski - Our first, last, and hopeful not only line of defense against bad Homunculi theories.
Joined: 1-December 06
From: Britain! ^^
Member No.: 43,067
It might seem strange, but I voted Sloth. It's probably the most dangerous to yourself more than anything else, and I know I'm guilty of it sometimes. The feeling of 'oh, I just can't be bothered', procrastination, and just plain laziness. People won't like you because you don't put any effort into anything and you won't bother to help out. But also to yourself, if you don't make an effort in something or decide not to take part in something you will miss out on what life has to offer. It can have lasting negative effects on your future that are hard to change.
Also Sloth, once an ingrained habit, is extremely difficult to get rid of. It's almost as if it dullens your willpower so that you eventually become a slave to the way you feel. Your life can go into a downward spiral - it makes beating addictions and amking difficult decisions nigh on impossible. You will choose the easy way all the time, the 'broad road' as the Bible describes it.
C. S. Lewis said: "The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."
In other words, you can slide gently down without even noticing it. That's why Sloth actually scares me sometimes.
"You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." ~C.S. Lewis~
Joined: 18-February 06
From: Wrapped in my own Ego
Member No.: 31,420
All are deadly, hence the seven deadly sins.
Pride comes before a fall and I don't like falling but lust can lead to lovin' which can lead to diseases which could kill ya. Greed can lead to all kinds of badness like ripping off a Mafia made man resulting in him taking a hit out on you. Gluttony > Food > talk show host crashing through a wall in a bulldozer to free you only to accidentally kill you. Envy could kill you if you envied someone dying and you tried to out do them... Sloth is easy to imagine. There you are in a house when it sets on fire (as houses often do) and you're to lazy to get out. I can't see how wrath would get you killed....
I'd think Greed is the most dangerous as Greedy folk will take stupid risks for anything.
Joined: 21-March 06
Member No.: 33,355
Pride. Pride can be paired with the other sins to double the sin so to speak. For example, you have pride that you can eat like no tomorrow. So you have pride and gluttony. You can make other ways, but that is one that I thought of randomly.
Joined: 14-August 06
Member No.: 39,726
to give my reasons in an earlier post lust could cause ... which will cause diseases and mostly AIDS! which turns your immunity to ZERO as I remember, which will bring diseases right away and make you isolated and then GRIM gives you a friendly... visit then you can enjoy that visit!!!
formerly known as Garuda, God of War. Signature coming soon