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The UCSB Shooter: Pride, Envy, Lust, and Wrath

It wasn’t mental illness that drove this young man to murder… it was Pride, Envy, Lust, and Wrath, which are four of the Seven Deadly Sins…. Continue reading

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The seven deadly sins

The Contrary Virtues were derived from the Psychomachia (“Battle for the Soul”), an epic poem written by Prudentius (c. 410). Practicing these virtues is alledged to protect one against temptation toward the Seven Deadly Sins: humility against pride, kindness against envy, abstinence against gluttony, chastity against lust, patience against anger, liberality against greed, and diligence against sloth. Continue reading

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Populism: “What It Was and What It Isn’t”

The term populism is being used rather loosely these days. The recent political victory of newly elected Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and the rise of the Tea Party seems to be leading many commentators to believe that there’s a growing … Continue reading

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