Seven Deadly Sins #1: Envy

Seven Deadly Sins #1: Envy

These days, when you hear talk of the Seven Deadly Sins, they’re often framed as an old-fashioned, cartoonish concept.Secular society in particular, tends to portray those vices – Envy, Vainglory, Sloth and Greed, Anger, Gluttony and Lust as ideas that once kept straight-laced, religious people living in unnecessary fear.But philosopher Rebecca De Young, author of […]

By Sheridan VoyseyMonday 3 May 2010Christian LivingReading Time: 1 minute

These days, when you hear talk of the Seven Deadly Sins, they’re often framed as an old-fashioned, cartoonish concept.

Secular society in particular, tends to portray those vices – Envy, Vainglory, Sloth and Greed, Anger, Gluttony and Lust as ideas that once kept straight-laced, religious people living in unnecessary fear.

But philosopher Rebecca De Young, author of Glittering Vices, says it’s time to revisit the so-called deadly sins. Not so that we become obsessed and fearful of doing the wrong thing. But so that we can reflect on our behaviour, and move towards living better lives.

Listen Now – Deadly Sin Number 1 – Envy