Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Seven Deadly Sins
That is the name of our current Bible study. Yes, heavy material. Revealing too, how the habits incurred by the practice and desire of virtues guide a person to make sound decisions through life, in the hope of becoming a better person. Yesterday, I took a break from the self reflection the study demands and decided to page through a mindless magazine while I waited for my sons swimming practice to end. The magazine, Real Simple, had a section called Life Lesson Expertise. Sounds enlightening. And it was enlightening. The article had 5 sections, written by 5 experts, dedicated to the pursuit of VICES! The first expert, Paul Bloom is a PROFESSOR of psychology at Yale and explains how participation in office gossip helps build friendships and keep you informed. The second expert, Erica Jong, the EDITOR of the anthology Sugar In My Bowl, embraces sloth as a an incredible way to veg out and do nothing. Then there is the third expert, John Portmann a PROFESSOR OF MORAL HISTORY at the University of Virginia who writes that the pleasure a person gets from the misfortune of others can feel great, because you can rejoice that the karmic system works. And there is Sabrina Jefferies the best selling author of 34 romance novels who writes in praise of being lustful and encourages girls to embrace their lust and acknowledge sex as an essential component in any intimate relationship. Also Graham Hill, the founder of TreeHugger.com and LifeEdited.com claims it is OK to be a weekday vegetarian and eat pork, beef and chicken on the weekends. But still be a vegetarian, since the all or nothing approach is impossible for some people. I am shocked that I am shocked.
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