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They're all equal.
Pride- There's already been an example posted
Wrath- Applies also revenge and Ghandi's example of "an eye for and eye will leave the whole world blind" is a good example. You anger will consume you until you eventually begin to lash out to those you love.
Lust- This applies to not just lust of the flesh, but also worldly possessions; however, lust of the flesh can in fact kill you (STD s)
Greed-you want more and more until your own desires possess you, when you finally achieve what you want then it's still not enough; your life is hollowed by desiring only materialistic things.
Gluttony-You gorge yourself for whatever reason you see fit ( or lack their of), you eat just eat and then you become at risk of heart disease, diabetes, etc.
Envy- your jealous of what others have (money, spouse, job), this jealousy drives and eats at you until you either put it out of your mind or you take matters into your own hands (steal/kill)
Sloth-this is probably the saddest of sins, your lazy, not just lazy, your slothful. You procrastinate until the very end. And when the end approaches you look back and see how meaningless you life really was. to have wasted life and not accomplished anything. If you live by this sin then you're main purpose of life is to just take up space. (the description of this sin does not apply to those who are unable to do anything, this applies to those with a choice.)
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QUOTE(Envy II @ Jun 16 2007, 09:15 PM) [snapback]553022[/snapback]
How can envy be so dangerous?
I'm curious. Not everybody who's envious kills. >_>
I'd say wrath is the most dangerous when I really think of it. Revenge seems to be what people typically kill others over.
I remember reading on Wikipedia under the Seven Deadly Sins that envious people are typically pleased when the person they are jealous of suffers. (This even describes the FMA character perfectly!) That itself could lead to danger if you think outside the box.
Also, if someone is so insanely jealous of someone, they may go to drastic measures to be like that person/obtain what that person has.
Thank you, Ms. Arakawa, for sharing this wonderful, enriching story that has affected so many of us!
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seems to me these seven sin encompis (sp?) every sin you can possibly commit. thier only counter balance is the beatitudes or the seven(?) blessings....
in response to amalthea: You said about fma and the history of the seven deadly sins: y' know (if you haven't seen the fma movie, sorry I'll spoil it for you if continue reading.
Envy turned into a green dragon when he came to this world. The Demon lord in charge of punishing the Envious is Levithon. It came in the form of a great dragon. check it on wikapedia. there's also Barbello (wrath) Ademoneus(lust) Astarte(Pride) Astaothe(sloth) Belial(greed) Beezulbub(glutony)
All of these rule over different levels of hell according to a 12th century philosiphor DANTE. in conection to Dante, Parcelus.....................................Hoenhiem supposedly lectured on the topic of Homunculi. a topic which was new in his time(the 15 hundreds)