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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Are you too greedy for your own good?

Are you one of those people who constanly think of money, success, glamour and fame???

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Some people just want it all...i had to admit that i am also one of them...hehe..
Well i am sure you guys also like those stuff just like me and had sinned before right??i mean no one is perfect...but do you actually know the meaning behind the 7 deadly sins in the bible??For people who do not know,here are...

The true meaning of 7 deadly sins...

1)Lust (Latin, luxuria)
Main article: Lust
Lust (or lechery) is usually thought of as involving obsessive or excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Giving in to lusts can lead to sexual or sociological compulsions and/or transgressions including (but obviously not limited to) sexual addiction, adultery, bestiality, rape, and incest.[citations needed] Dante's criterion was "excessive love of others," which therefore rendered love and devotion to God as secondary. In "Purgatorio", the penitent walks within flames to purge himself of lustful/sexual thoughts and feelings.

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2)Gluttony (Latin, gula)
Main article: Gluttony
Derived from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow, gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. In the Christian religions, it is considered a sin because of the excessive desire for food, or its withholding from the needy.

Depending on the culture, it can be seen as either a vice or a sign of status. Where food is relatively scarce, being able to eat well might be something to take pride in (although this can also result in a moral backlash when confronted with the reality of those less fortunate). Where food is routinely plentiful, it may be considered a sign of self control to resist the temptation to over-indulge.

Medieval church leaders (e.g., Thomas Aquinas) took a more expansive view of gluttony, arguing that it could also include an obsessive anticipation of meals, and the constant eating of delicacies and excessively costly foods. He went so far as to prepare a list of six ways to commit gluttony, including:

Praepropere - eating too soon.
Laute - eating too expensively (washedly).
Nimis - eating too much.
Ardenter - eating too eagerly (burningly).
Studiose - eating too daintily (keenly).
Forente - eating wildly (boringly).

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3)Greed (Latin, avaritia)
Main article: Greed
Greed (or avarice, covetousness) is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the church) is applied to the acquisition of wealth in particular. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that greed was "a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things." In Dante's Purgatory, the penitents were bound and laid face down on the ground for having concentrated too much on earthly thoughts. "Avarice" is more of a blanket term that can describe many other examples of greedy behavior. These include disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason,[citations needed] especially for personal gain, for example through bribery . Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed. Such misdeeds can include simony, where one profits from soliciting goods within the actual confines of a church.

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4) Sloth (Latin, acedia)
Main article: Sloth (deadly sin)
More than other sins, the definition of sloth has changed considerably since its original inclusion among the seven deadly sins. In fact it was first called the sin of sadness or despair. It had been in the early years of Christianity characterized by what modern writers would now describe as melancholy: apathy, depression, and joylessness — the last being viewed as being a refusal to enjoy the goodness of God and the world he created. Originally, its place was fulfilled by two other aspects, acedia and sadness. The former described a spiritual apathy that affected the faithful by discouraging them from their religious work. Sadness (tristitia in Latin) described a feeling of dissatisfaction or discontent, which caused unhappiness with one's current situation. When Thomas Aquinas selected acedia for his list, he described it as an "uneasiness of the mind", being a progenitor for lesser sins such as restlessness and instability. Dante refined this definition further, describing sloth as being the "failure to love God with all one's heart, all one's mind and all one's soul." He also described it as the middle sin, and as such was the only sin characterised by an absence or insufficiency of love. In his "Purgatorio", the slothful penitents were made to run continuously at top speed.

The modern view of the vice, as highlighted by its contrary virtue of zeal or diligence, is that it represents the failure to utilize one's talents and gifts. For example, a student who does not work beyond what is required (and thus fails to achieve his or her full potential) could be labeled slothful.

Current interpretations are therefore much less stringent and comprehensive than they were in medieval times, and portray sloth as being more simply a sin of laziness or indifference, of an unwillingness to act, an unwillingness to care (rather than a failure to love God and his works). For this reason sloth is now often seen as being considerably less serious than the other sins, more a sin of omission than of commission.

The sloth, a South American mammal, was named after this sin by Roman Catholic explorers.

5)Wrath (Latin, ira)
Main article: Wrath
Wrath (or anger) may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. These feelings can manifest as vehement denial of the truth, both to others and in the form of self-denial, impatience with the procedure of law, and the desire to seek revenge outside of the workings of the justice system (such as engaging in vigilantism)[citations needed] and generally wishing to do evil or harm to others. The transgressions borne of vengeance are among the most serious, including murder, assault, and in extreme cases, genocide. Wrath is the only sin not necessarily associated with selfishness or self-interest (although one can of course be wrathful for selfish reasons, such as jealousy, closely related to the sin of envy). Dante described vengeance as "love of justice perverted to revenge and spite". In its original form, the sin of wrath also encompassed anger pointed internally rather than externally. Thus suicide was deemed as the ultimate, albeit tragic, expression of wrath directed inwardly, a final rejection of God's gifts.

Envy (Latin, invidia)

Main article: Envy
Like greed, envy may be characterized by an insatiable desire; they differ, however, for two main reasons. First, greed is largely associated with material goods, whereas envy may apply more generally. Second, those who commit the sin of envy resent that another person has something they perceive themselves as lacking, and wish the other person to be deprived of it. Dante defined this as "love of one's own good perverted to a desire to deprive other men of theirs." In Dante's Purgatory, the punishment for the envious is to have their eyes sewn shut with wire, because they have gained sinful pleasure from seeing others brought low. Aquinas described envy as "sorrow for another's good".

Pride (Latin, superbia)

Main article: Pride
In almost every list pride (or hubris or vanity) is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and indeed the ultimate source from which the others arise. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to give compliments to others though they may be deserving of them,[citation needed] and excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God). Dante's definition was "love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one's neighbor." In Jacob Bidermann's medieval miracle play, Cenodoxus, pride is the deadliest of all the sins and leads directly to the damnation of the titulary famed Parisian doctor. In perhaps the best-known example, the story of Lucifer, pride (his desire to compete with God) was what caused his fall from Heaven, and his resultant transformation into Satan. Vanity and narcissism are prime examples of this sin. In Dante's Divine Comedy, the penitent were forced to walk with stone slabs bearing down on their backs in order to induce feelings of humility.

Okay btw the models in these photographs of the 7 deadly sins are also the same models who participate in America's Next Top Model...Who do you think actually looks the best in the 7 sins photoshoot??I personally think the wrath photo looks the best...

Any way i did a quiz on my sins and here are my results of how sinful i am....Basically i have committed many sins, but Gluttony is the mortal sin that has done me in and i admit!!!Hahaha...


Discover Your Sins - Click Here

Do this quiz if you are intrested and discover which type of sin are you....

I finally watch finish the taiwan drama serial!!!

This few days have been very hectic hectic Pictures, Images and Photosfor me as i tried my best to finish the taiwan drama asap...It's really good as stated on my previous post ...Anyway enough of the drama talk...I feel like doing a mini makeoverTelevision Shows Pictures, Images and Photos of my room!!!! I wanna remove my current computer table and add some new shelves and mini fridge and i also want to make my room as pinky and furry as possiblefurry pink Pictures, Images and Photospink furry dice Pictures, Images and Photos...hehehe...Tomorrow my sis will be coming over to my place for the first time to do her psp and i only have a limited time to make my room look a little bit neater...I mean... who ask me to be lazy and not tidy my room???Well, i am not to blame as i was feeling a little under the weather for this past two weeks.. Any way since i begin to feel better and Christmas and Chinese New Year are on their way soon(i know la i'm kiasu..),i decided to get some new bed sheets and "stuff" for my room..hehee...
Btw next tuesday will be the day i go shopping with my boyfriend to ikea to look for all the stuff i need to revamp my room...I wonder this time how much moneymoney Pictures, Images and Photos will i need to fork out...Hmmm..the thought of it is quite scary...

But i can't help that i am such a shopping queen!!!
I hope everything is quite cheap there...*crossing fingers* cross your fingers Pictures, Images and Photos
Any way i looked around for mini fridges and the best that i saw without a freezer compartment is at Carrefour Plaza Singapura!!it cost SGD$199 and i think i can accept it...the only thing is that it is a char chat(weird and kampong in my own language) brand that i never seen in my life and the sticker for that fridge looks damn fugly...But for extreme cases if i decide to get the fridge,i think i will be putting a pop up sticker on top of the label of the fridge.....Well as the saying goes, good things always have to maybe i should just go and look around for more fridges...hmmmm....