Thursday, June 18, 2009

original sin

I'm all for originality in sinning, but for the most part no-one seems to have invented a new sin for centuries.

Then of course there's the rare ones like accidie (sloth, laziness, boredom, spiritual weariness), particularly experienced by monks.

So, I charge you to invent some unusual sins, with appropriate names - use of word verification terms is permitted.

Mine is hesive - this is a much-disputed sin, which sometimes meant removing your hair-shirt before the term of the penance was up; also the premeditation before committing a sin; also, in rare cases, sex with bees.


Anonymous said...

I came up with four:

- perversery: the commission of a vile or stupid action merely because one knows that one should not (from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat")

- sapioreification: the treatment of other sentient beings as things

- goodgermanitude: willful ignorance of palpable evidence of wrongdoing

- fortmainic oppression (aka mightmakesrighteousness): causing harm to others just because one can

Yewtree said...

I like these!