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  1. The Seven Deadly Sins

  2. Explanation • Each of the seven deadly sins are normal emotions and everyone experiences them in daily life.  • They are also motives that when taken too far can lead to terrible consequences.  • The seven deadly sins is a list from the early middle ages, more properly "the seven capital vices", or roots of misbehavior. • You will not find the list in the Bible, but they are mentioned throughout independently.

  3. Explanation – Continued… • Most religions have rules (guidelines) that deal with how we are supposed treat each other. So it seems that sin mostly means behavior that actually hurts other people for no good reason. • The seven deadly sins are actually attitudes which early Christians listed as the causes of human misbehavior -- the actual reasons that we hurt each other. They are not "sins", i.e., actions that will separate you from a right standing with the God. But they're the underlying causes of these.


  5. This was one large picture that depicted the 7 deadly sins and was made into 7 different skateboard designs.

  6. Instructions • The following 7 slides give a detailed explanation of the 7 deadly sins. • Take notes on your chart for each. • Then, throughout your reading of the novel, record any instance when Dorian Gray commits these sins. • The chart will be turned in at the end of the novel for a grade so keep up with your chart.

  7. Pride • Pride is thinking you’re better than you are -better at what doesn’t matter.  It’s not just misguided overconfidence.  It’s thinking that you’re invincible.  • This isn’t bad in small things like your jump shot. It is bad when you cannot accept your limitations and live within them. • Excessive belief in one's own abilities • It has been called the sin from which all others arise. • Pride is also known as Vanity. – Ego-tripping! • It is associated with the color purple and is linked with the horse

  8. Greed • Greed is wishing you had more power over the people around you and obsessing over it.  This comes from having money or valuable objects.   • It can drive out all positive forces in your life, even if you think your objective is a just one. • Simply put, it is the desire for material wealth or gain. • It is also called Avarice or Covetousness. • Materialism! • Greed is associated with the color yellow and is linked to the frog.

  9. Envy • It is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation. – Entitlement! • Envy is wishing you had an emotion. • Example:  I see someone waterskiing, and I am envious of the gleeful feeling that person has.  YOU CANNOT ENVY AN OBJECT.  Envy is of the people who uses the object.  I am not envious of a Corvette, I am envious of a person who owns a Corvette because I would like the emotions of glee, power, and speed that come with driving it. • It is associated with the color green and is linked to the dog.

  10. Anger • Also known as wrath. - Abuse; Violence; Hatred! • Wrath is wanting to hurt someone.  It is not anger, which is normal and is really frustration and rebellion at being powerless.  • Wrath is wanting to cause pain, and being motivated by this to actually cause pain.  A little bit, especially when driving, is okay.  Carrying a weapon and using it against the stupid and insane people driving near you isn't okay. • It is manifested in the individual who rejects love and opts instead for fury. • Anger is associated with the color red and is linked to the bear.

  11. Lust • Lust is an excessive craving for the pleasures of the body. Power or image can also be lusted after. • Attraction is a normal motivation.  It is when you see a really attractive person (often one you should not want) and you want them beyond all else in life – that’s when it is bad. • Lust is blind to consequences. Being attracted to someone is okay but acting on it often can get you or someone else killed. (Adultery is on the top of this list!) • Lust is associated with the color blue and is linked to the cow.

  12. Gluttony • Gluttony is excessive consumption of something. • This usually relates to eating too much, but broadly Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires. - Addiction • This is not greed (desire for power over others). This is the mistreatment of your own body and the absorption of constantly doing something.  It’s possible to be a glutton in the use of video games; you’re using the entertainment as brain candy. • This can even be even the company of others. • Gluttony is associated with the color orange and is linked to the pig.

  13. Sloth • Sloth is the avoidance of physical work. - Whining; Laziness • The traditional depiction of sloth is the person who doesn't do his or her job or attend to the household needs. • Laziness is giving in to the desire to do nothing. Being lazy can mean avoiding doing something else; whatever the hard thing is that you want to avoid doing.  • Taking laziness too far is avoidance of undesirable tasks (including thinking hard).  We grow by doing challenging things. • Sloth is associated with the color light blue and is linked to the goat.

  14. A Little 7 Deadly Sins Dark Humor! • - AF = Adultery - DG = Slackers • AG = Trophy Wife - EF = Gossip • BC = Last Donut • BD = Saturday • BF = High Metabolism • CD = Get Rich Quick Schemes • CE = Muggings A = Lust B = Gluttony C = Greed D = Sloth E = Wrath F = Envy G = Pride

  15. 7 Virtues • Along with sin is also virtue – the good qualities in a person. • The next seven slides will cover the virtue for each of the deadly sins. • Unlike the deadly sins, these are encouraged in abundance!

  16. Humility • The virtue to the vice of Pride is Humility. • Seeing ourselves as we are and not comparing ourselves to others is humility. • It involves modest behavior, selflessness, and the giving of respect. • Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less. • It is giving credit where credit is due; not unfairly glorifying one's own self. Being faithful to promises, no matter how big or small they may be.

  17. Generosity • The virtue to the vice of Greed is Generosity. • This is about more than money. Generosity means letting others get the credit or praise. It is giving without having expectations of the other person. • Also known as charity or self-sacrifice.

  18. Patience • The virtue to the vice of anger is Patience. • Resolving conflicts and injustice peacefully, as opposed to resorting to violence. The ability to forgive; to show mercy to others. • Creating a sense of peaceful stability and community, rather than produce suffering and hostility.

  19. Kindness • The virtue to the vice of envy is kindness. • Kindness means taking the tender approach, with patience and compassion. • It involves compassion and friendship for its own sake. • It has empathy and trust without prejudice or resentment. • It is unselfish love without bias or spite. • It is having a positive outlook and cheerful demeanor; to inspire kindness in others.

  20. Chastity • The virtue for the vice of lust is chastity. • Purity in body and mind. • Abstaining from wicked conduct according to one's state in life; the practice of courtly love and romantic friendship. • Embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of thought-through education and betterment. The ability to refrain from being distracted and influenced by hostility, temptation or corruption.

  21. Temperance • The virtue for the vice of gluttony is temperance or restraint. • Temperance accepts the natural limits of pleasures and preserves this natural balance. This does not pertain only to food, but to entertainment and other legitimate goods, and even the company of others. • It is constant mindfulness of others and one's surroundings; practicing self-control. • Using moderation and delayed gratification. • Using carefulness to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time.

  22. Zeal • The virtue to the vice of sloth is zeal or enthusiasm/eagerness; diligence. • Zeal is the energetic response to do something. • This embodies being zealous and decisive, steadfastness in belief, and the capability of not giving up. • Budgeting one's time; monitoring one's own activities to guard against laziness. • Upholding one's convictions at all times, especially when no one else is watching; integrity.