1. The Seven Deadly Sins and their counterpart, the Seven Heavenly Virtues are: 1. Gluttony (over-indulgence) and Temperance (self-restraint) 2. Greed (avarice) and Charity (giving) 3. Sloth (laziness/idleness) and Diligence (zeal/integrity) 4. Wrath (anger) and Forgiveness (composure) 5. Pride (vanity) and Humility (humbleness) 6. Lust (excessive sexual appetite) and Chastity (purity) 7. Envy (jealousy) and Kindness (admiration)
The Seven Deadly Sins first originated from Evagrius of Pontus (or Evagrius the Solitary), an Egyptian monk who derived a list of eight offenses considered most egregious to God. Even though Evagrius was accused of heresy, his work lived on through Christianity; in particular the Catholic Church. Pope Gregory I revised the list to seven in AD 590 and ranked them based on the degree to which they offended God, most serious to last.
I spent a lot of time reading over the information on deadlysins.com, and to be honest there wasn’t a lot that surprised me or was “new” information. You speak frequently in class of being raised Catholic and so was I. You and I both know that this information was drummed into our heads as “good little Catholic girls” from the time we were old enough to understand what sin was, which for me, was the grand old age of six. What I found amusing was the writers’ interpretation of Gilligan’s Island being an allegory for the Seven Deadly Sins; THAT was really cool!
2. I believe that the things Detective David Mills hold sacred are: A. The title of detective; you can tell by how vehemently he defends that title. B. Respect; you can tell by his eagerness to prove himself to his superiors to earn it from them. C. His wife and his relationship with her; you can tell by the way he becomes protective and secretive when speaking to her on the phone and then defensive when he discovers Somerset has been invited to dinner. In the end, the act of killing Doe