The Seven Deadly Sins list is a legacy from medieval times, originating in Greek philosophy and later adopted and adapted by the Catholic church. Humans have been intrigued by the concept, and even artists such as Hieronymus Bosch have captured the essence.
While you won't find the 7 sins in the Bible listed as we have come to know and love them, the holy book was certainly one source for the idea. Also known as capital sins, they are the source and origin of all other, less serious sins. Name a vice and/or a sin and chances are it is related to one of the seven big ones.
There is something rather musty, decrepit and depressing about these sins - they still have that old-fashioned, outdated air about them. We can easily picture the somber nuns, monks and priests preaching to the unwashed multitudes about the disastrous results of these venalities.
But while the woodcuts and antique book versions may be outmoded, the seven deadlies are alive and well in today's world. In fact, they never went away, they only became transformed and sometimes unrecognizable in these modern times.
We’re going to unveil some modern examples in this article and welcome you to do the same!