Greed

Sinopsis

What it is: Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.

Why you do it: You live in possibly the most pampered, consumerist society since the Roman Empire.

Your punishment in Hell will be: You'll be boiled alive in oil. Bear in mind that it's the finest, most luxurious boiling oil that money can buy, but it's still boiling.

Associated symbols & suchlike: Greed is linked with the frog and the color yellow.


References

Medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas said of Greed: "it is a sin directly against one's neighbor, since one man cannot over-abound in external riches, without another man lacking them... it is a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, inasmuch as man contemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things." (2, 118, ad 1)

The Travelers' Guide to Hell says Greed is ruled by the celestial sign of Mercury. This book actually mentions the Seven Deadly Sins Homepage! It's a must-have. I urge you to buy several copies. You are growing sleepy. You want this book. You need this book. When you awake, you will feel rested and will go buy this book.
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