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The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

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A worksheet on the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins, with several exercises.
A worksheet on the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins, with several exercises.

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The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, are a classification of the most

objectionable vices that were originally used in early Christian teachings to educate and instruct followers concerning (immoral) fallen man's tendency to sin. They are: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Lust Lust is usually thought of as excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Giving in to lusts can lead to sexual or sociological compulsions and/or transgressions including sexual addiction, fornication, adultery, bestiality, rape, perversion, and incest.

Gluttony 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. Greed Greed (or avarice) is a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the church) is applied to the acquisition of wealth in particular. "Avarice" is more of a blanket term that can describe many other examples of greedy behaviour. These include disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason, especially for personal gain. Sloth Current interpretations are therefore much less stringent than they were in medieval times, and portray sloth as being 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. Wrath Wrath (or anger or "Rage") may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. These feelings can manifest as vehement denial of the truth, impatience with the procedure of law, and the desire to seek revenge outside of the workings of the justice system 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. Envy Envy may be characterized by an insatiable desire but it applies more generally than greed. 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. Pride

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, and excessive love of self. Vanity and narcissism are prime examples of this sin.

Summarise the text in a few words. Find a word in the text to match the following words or definitions:  Always wanting more of something (adj.)  Including or affecting all possible cases (adj.)  Showing very strong feelings, especially anger (adj.)  Revenge (noun)  The quality of being unfaithful in your support of somebody (noun)  Admitting having been defeated by (verb) Answer the questions in your own words.  What is pride?  Why is gluttony considered a sin?  What do people who commit envy feel? True or False? ◊ The seven deadly sins are a classification of virtues. ◊ Sloth is a less serious sin today than it was in medieval times. ◊ Perversion, rape, bestiality are examples of wrath. ◊ Vanity has nothing to do with pride. Complete with information taken from the text. In medieval times, sloth was considered _____________________________________ The term Avarice describes _______________________________________________ Christian teachings used this classification of sins in order to ____________________ Write the indicate form. Find words in the text. 1. lazy: ___________________ (noun) 2. betray: ___________________ (noun) 3. satiate: ___________________ (preffixe+adjective) 4. greed: ___________________ (adjective) Translate in your own language: ¤ Vanity and narcissism are prime examples of this sin. ¤ "Avarice" is more of a blanket term that can describe many other examples of greedy behaviour. ¤ The transgressions borne of vengeance are among the most serious, including murder, assault, and in extreme cases, genocide. Write an essay on the following topic: (max. 180 words)

Do you agree with the classical classification of sins? What sins would you include in the list? Which ones would you remove? Do you think people commit any of them? When?

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