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Friday, March 17, 2006

Friday Questionnaire
because why the hell not?

In honor of St Patty's Day and Lent, two great Catholic traditions, let’s talk about a third great Catholic tradition: sin. Confess and we shall absolve you.

1. Have you ever stolen anything? What?

2. That little devil that sits on your shoulder—what does he tell you to do? Have you done it?

3. Defend or refute the dualistic worldview as exemplified in notions of Heaven and Hell. Be sure to compare/contrast moral relativism with a holistic worldview. 30 points.
3a. Or, see if you can name all 7 Deadlies. If you were writing a theological text, what would be your 7?


8 Comments:

Blogger kStyle said...

1. No.

2. My little devil sometimes tempts me to shoplift. It seems like it could be fun just to snag that mini-baguette, for example. But I don't. See #1.

3. Who asks questions like this on a Friday? really.

2:53 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Fine, I'll take a crack at the Deadlies. I think they are (in no particular order):
1. sloth
2. gluttony
3. lust
4. pride
5. jealousy?
6. plagues of locusts
7. honor thy mother and thy father

Ummm…whatever.

My personal Seven Deadlies might be:
1. incompetence
2. greed
3. anger
4. lack-of-compassion
5. poor critical thinking skills
6. diva-ism/princessiness
7. SUVs

2:58 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

1. Yes, and no comment. :)

2. My little devil tells me to watch "The Apprentice" even though I Don't Do That Anymore. He also tells me that french fries aren't so bad for me. And that I don't really have to go to the gym if I don't want to.

3. Pride gluttony envy anger greed sloth lust. In my version, the eighth would be presumptuousness.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Emma Goldman said...

1. Not that I can remember. I've occasionally taken office supplies, but we're talking about a pen, not a case of pens, so I don't think that counts.

2. He tells me to be sarcastic. I try very hard not to listen, but sometimes he's way too compelling.

3. I wrote a whole dissertation that (as an aside) disputed a dualistic worldview (or several of them, actually); you guys can read that if you want. Gotta run, so I'll come back with my seven deadlies later.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

1. Once I borrowed a pair of scissors from my grandparents' house and neglected to return it. And I don't think I've ever actually paid for Post-Its.

2. Well, the problem is that the things I'm tempted to do aren't objectively bad. So what if every once in a while I consume an entire bag of caramel Hershey Kisses within twenty-four hours? So what if I occasionally surf the Internet during work hours? So what if

1. Without looking it up or reading others' responses: gluttony, sloth, lust, greed...um...anger...um...I'm trying to remember that episode of "America's Next Top Model" when the models all posed as sins...or that Brad Pitt movie, of which I saw only half...nope, I'm stuck. Ah: pride and envy. Of course.

My version would be (in order of worst to least bad):

1. Violence
2. Intentional cruelty
3. Unwelcomed sexual advances of any kind
4. Hateful behavior (from burning crosses on others' lawns to making laws restricting the sale of vibrators to jumping on domain names seconds after they've expired)
5. Withholding information
6. Discouraging creativity (which includes asking questions)
7. Lack of nuance

12:29 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

That last "So what if" should end with, "I decide to take a nap instead of washing the dishes or vacuuming the carpet?"

12:31 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

It occurs to me that I must amend my answers.

1. Re stealing: Does trading music count? Then, yes, here and there.

2. same as before

3. My personal Deadlies included:

6. diva-ism/princessiness
7. SUVs

It occurs to me that these are really both "pride". So my new list will be:

1. incompetence
2. greed
3. anger
4. lack-of-compassion
5. poor critical thinking skills
6. pride
7. deceit

12:57 PM  
Blogger kStyle said...

AND, I'd like to add "ingratitude" as an 8th sin.

12:58 PM  

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