Originally Posted by AGellert
I got to wondering..
What is a cardinal Sin??? Then I wondered if a Cardinal can sin... how about a D'Back? can they sin??
Fast primer via Wikipedia ...
The seven deadly sins
, also known as the capital vices
or cardinal sins
, are a classification of vices used in early Christian teachings to educate and protect followers from basic human instincts. The church divided sin into two types: venial (forgiven without the need for the sacrament of Confession) and capital (meriting damnation). Beginning in the early 14th-century, the popularity of the 7 deadly sins with artists of the time engrained them in human culture around the world. The generally accepted deadly sins are superbia
(extravagance, later lust), invidia
(wrath), and acedia
(sloth). Each deadly sin is opposed by one of the corresponding Seven Holy Virtues
So yep, right around playoffs time you'll usually see the Cardinals suffering from acedia.
Oddly enough there was actually a Cardinal Sin ( Jaime Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines (1974-2005) ), as well.