it is: Envy is the desire for others' traits, status,
abilities, or situation.
you do it: Because other people are so much luckier, smarter,
more attractive, and better than you.
punishment in Hell will be: You'll be put in freezing
symbols & suchlike: Envy is linked with the dog and
the color green.
Travelers' Guide to Hell
Envy is ruled by the celestial sign of the Moon, and is "the
key behind every advertisement." Incidentally, this book
actually mentions the Seven Deadly Sins Homepage. All your friends
are buying it. Imagine the embarrassment if you're the only one
to miss out!
Medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas
said of Envy: "Envy according to the aspect of its object is contrary
to charity, whence the soul derives its spiritual life... Charity
rejoices in our neighbor's good, while envy grieves over it." (2,
36, ad 3)
Some have suggested that my epic disgust for the literary works
of legal McNovelist John Grisham
reveals the Sin of Envy. How far will I sink?