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The Dime
The Seven Deadly Vices/Sins are generally considered to be the following:

Avarice (greed)
Pride (vanity)

The Seven Heavenly Virtues, however, are alternately given as a separate set:


or in opposition to the Sins:

Patience to conquer wrath
Liberality to conquer greed
Diligence to conquer sloth
Humility to conquer pride
Chastity to conquer lust
Kindness to conquer envy
Abstinence to conquer gluttony.

What are the Seven Deadly Sins in your view of the world? What are the Seven Heavenly Virtues?

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I think in the virtues I'd want to have something about creativity and curiosity, but I'm not really sure what I'd kick out from the current list. I kinda thing envy and avarice can be balled up together somehow though, into some nice biblical word like "covetousness" or something.

Something about stubbornness in the sins, but at the same time it can also be a virtue when used properly. That's a problem with a lot of such aspects...I can see a proper use that can turn the bad into good (like, um, "Pride in the name of love" maybe?) and an improper use that can turn good into bad (like maybe "the evildoers will be brought to justice" coming out of the mouth of a hypocrite?).

Hmm...maybe what I would do is have a list of seven that are double-edged, instead of two lists of seven in opposition? That could be fun. Not sure what all would go into it.

Sometimes Envy also goes by the name of Spite, indicating that the Vice is involving other people more than material objects. "I dislike that He has it and I don't" or "I hate him for having that".

Aristotle had a double-edged list. It was Really Cool. For instance, for the virtue "Courage," he even had two sets of double-edged bits depicting it:

Cowardice (too little confidence)---Courage---Rashness (too much confidence)
Foolhardiness (too little fear)---Courage---Cowardice (too much fear)

The Nine Noble Virtues or the Aesir...

Courage, Truth, Honor, Fidelity, Discipline, Hospitality, Industry, Self-Reliance, and Perseverance.

I do not believe in sin, only lack of the above virtues.

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