Seven Deadly Months

If this is Pride Month, I presume we should do all the others, too. How about doing them in order:

  • July: Greed Month
  • August: Lust Month
  • September: Envy Month
  • October: Gluttony Month
  • September: Wrath Month
  • October: Sloth Month

Or would some other sequence be more appropriate?

And would it really be necessary to do all Seven Virtues, as well? (Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence, Justice, Temperance, Courage.) If we did, we’d have to double up a couple of months.

BTW, an excellent book on the Seven Deadly Sins, with good theological insights, was written by an atheist and published in the early 80s. I wish I could remember the author’s name. It’s not easy to find via internet search because there are quite a few books on the topic. A few years ago I identified the one I had read, but didn’t record the name and don’t feel like going through all that again.

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32 thoughts on “Seven Deadly Months”

  1. Interesting post; I had no idea that months represented certain deadly sins. Here are my thoughts:

    • July: Greed Month- Nothing wrong with that but I’m a trader and we approve of that type of behavior.
    • August: Lust Month- Depends- aside from infidelity, if you’re young, single, and responsible, I’m pointing no fingers.
    • September: Envy Month- this isn’t a month; it’s a lifelong affliction. I’m over it. I’ve learned to appreciate what I have and who I am.
    • October: Gluttony Month- Are we discussing diet? If so, I highly advise against it. Honestly folks, there is no excuse for lack of self control.
    • September: Wrath Month- We get mad when we’re mad… I don’t even recommend  suppressing it; make others pay for their destructive behavior.
    • October: Sloth Month- Je ne comprends pas le mot. I work hard 363 days of the year with a break on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Looking forward to reading other comments on this post. Thanks for the brain tease!

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  2. EThompson:
    … deadly sins….

    • …approve of that type of behavior.
    • …  I’m pointing no fingers.
    • …a lifelong affliction. I’m over it. …
    • … no excuse ….
    • … I don’t even recommend  suppressing it….
    • … Je ne comprends pas le mot. …

    Looking forward to reading other comments on this post. Thanks for the brain tease!

    I see that this series is very much needed.

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  3. Liz, Reticulator is referring to “[Gay] Pride Month”, and riffing on the theme.  Personally, I’d like to conduct an experiment celebrating White Pride because it is, after all Pride Month.

    We even have our own Stonewall.

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  4. MJBubba:

    EThompson:
    … deadly sins….

    • …approve of that type of behavior.
    • …  I’m pointing no fingers.
    • …a lifelong affliction. I’m over it. …
    • … no excuse ….
    • … I don’t even recommend  suppressing it….
    • … Je ne comprends pas le mot. …

    Looking forward to reading other comments on this post. Thanks for the brain tease!

    I see that this series is very much needed.

    You must explain exactly what you mean here. In the future, because you and I share respect for one another, I’d appreciate it if you didn’t post sound bites on my commentary. 🙂

    Give me a better and more thorough analysis of your thoughts.

    Thanks!

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  5. Haakon Dahl:
    Liz, Reticulator is referring to “[Gay] Pride Month”, and riffing on the theme.  Personally, I’d like to conduct an experiment celebrating White Pride because it is, after all Pride Month.

    We even have our own Stonewall.

    Well of course I agree but because I assume pride  in my background and accomplishments, I generally don’t discuss the subject.

    No use in stating the obvious.

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  6. TheReticulator:
    And would it really be necessary to do all Seven Virtues, as well? (Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence, Justice, Temperance, Courage.) If we did, we’d have to double up a couple of months.

    Thanks, @Reticulator:  All day I have been worrying about which would be better.  Should we connect the Virtues to follow on to the Deadlies, thereby hitching up Wrath with Faith, and Sloth with Hope?

    Or should we hitch them up with the Virtues first, thereby hitching up Temperance with Greed, and Lust with Courage?  On first glance, that latter one seems ominous.

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  7. jzdro:
    Thanks, @Reticulator: All day I have been worrying about which would be better. Should we connect the Virtues to follow on to the Deadlies, thereby hitching up Wrath with Faith, and Sloth with Hope? Or should we hitch them up with the Virtues first, thereby hitching up Temperance with Greed, and Lust with Courage? On first glance, that latter one seems ominous.

    I knew the Ratburger wisdom would come through! There are a lot of Russian movies from the Soviet days that combine the topics of Lust and Courage, but I think the pair was a stand-in or allegory for the topics of Dissent and Courage, which of course was not something that the state was willing to produce and distribute.

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  8. TheReticulator:
    a stand-in or allegory for the topics of Dissent and Courage, which of course was not something that the state was willing to produce and distribute.

    Hunh, yes.  But those censors let the stand-ins through.  They did so in Polish movies in the Soviet era, also; I remember one movie scene in which the medieval Polish victors over invaders celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving, and the camera retreated backwards to show the congregation dressed in modern clothing.  They let that through!  You have to wonder what all was going on in everybody’s heads.

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  9. MJBubba:
    Sign me up for Sloth in October   December?

    Clearly, Sloth belongs in the winter months if we are to be true to our agrarian heritage, perhaps January instead of December. Greed might be good for December given the commercialization of Christmas; could be Envy instead. Gluttony can take November (Thanksgiving). For those of you living in the Northeast, April or May could be Wrath because of Mud Season. Clearly, a springtime month (when a young man’s fancy turns) would be right for Lust.

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  10. jzdro:
    You have to wonder what all was going on in everybody’s heads.

    Yes, it makes for some interesting speculation. Sometimes it seems as simple as though the censors didn’t know when they were being mocked. I have been told that sometimes the censors didn’t dare let it be known that they understood the allegory.

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  11. EThompson:
    October: Gluttony Month- Are we discussing diet? If so, I highly advise against it. Honestly folks, there is no excuse for lack of self control.

    The author whose name I wish I could remember had taken it to be about more than food.

    And he understood why pride was the deadliest. (I’m pretty sure the order in which I presented them was deadliest of the deadly to least deadly of the deadly.)

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  12. TheReticulator:
    And he understood why pride was the deadliest. (I’m pretty sure the order in which I presented them was deadliest of the deadly to least deadly of the deadly.)

    By pride, did you mean envy? I didn’t see the p- word on your list.

    I’d like to re-evaluate your list but I will make the argument that sloth is the deadliest of all because it affects so many aspects of and people within your life.

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  13. EThompson:
    By pride, did you mean envy? I didn’t see the p- word on your list.

    No, this is Pride Month, remember? It’s where the list starts.

    Sloth may be deadly to one’s career, of course. Maybe more so than pride.

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  14. EL:Seven Deadly Moths?!! What is wrong with moths? I remember those little smelly moth balls in the closet.

    CC: It is “Seven Deadly Months!

    EL: Never mind.

    (Apologies to the late Gilda Radner.)

    Good post, Reticulator. Have you ever thought of being our Chief Vice Compliance Officer?

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  15. 10 Cents:
    Have you ever thought of being our Chief Vice Compliance Officer?

    That sounds like a lot of responsibility. How about Vice-Chief Vice Compliance Officer? Or Vice Vice Compliance Officer for short? That way I could get the perks but the buck would stop elsewhere. Can I start in October (Sloth Month)?

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  16. TheReticulator:

    10 Cents:
    Have you ever thought of being our Chief Vice Compliance Officer?

    That sounds like a lot of responsibility. How about Vice-Chief Vice Compliance Officer? Or Vice Vice Compliance Officer for short? That way I could get the perks but the buck would stop elsewhere. Can I start in October (Sloth Month)?

    Do you want an ad-vicer for an assistant? (You know someone to throw under the bus.) Do you have anyone in mind?

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  17. Which is to say, is there any real meaning to our understanding of how people ought to behave? We talk a lot about right and wrong, or about good and evil. 

    No reason to argue with me on the topic of behavior; I am sick to death of people who choose to act badly. Why do you think I moved?

    I’ve been in No FL for three days and I’ve been inundated with “Yes ma’am” so many times I’m wondering if I still live in America. 🙂

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