The Seven Deadly Sins of Times Square

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  • Envy

     is best defined as a resentful emotion that “occurs when a person lacks another’s (perceived) superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it.” Read more on Wikipedia
  • Gluttony

     is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. Depending on the culture, it can be seen as either a vice or a sign of status. Read more on Wikipedia
  • Greed

     is applied to a very excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of wealth, status, and power. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that greed was “a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things.” Read more on Wikipedia
  • Lust

     or lechery is usually thought of as excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Aristotle’s criterion was excessive love of others, which therefore rendered love and devotion to God as secondary. Read more on Wikipedia
  • Pride

     is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self. Read more on Wikipedia
  • Sloth

     is defined as spiritual or emotional apathy, neglecting what God has spoken, and being physically and emotionally inactive. Read more on Wikipedia
  • Wrath

    , also known as “rage”, may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Wrath, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Read more on Wikipedia

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