The Seven Deadly Sins is a collection of vices that achieved infamy because they are sins that directly give rise to ALL other sins. They are classified as “deadly” because these sins are abuses or excessive versions of natural human needs and passions.
The 7 Deadly Sins have been an important moral lesson throughout history, such as in Dante’s Inferno, where sinners are grouped and punished in Purgatory according to their sins. Even today, priests and preachers use the concept of the “deadly” sins to help people curb their inclinations before dire consequences and other misdeeds can occur.
This is considered the most deadly of all the 7 Deadly Sins. As author C.S. Lewis writes, “Anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that are mere flea bites in comparison -- it was through Pride that the devil became the devil -- pride leads to every other vice.” Benjamin Franklin wrote, “In reality, there is perhaps none of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.” PRIDE puffs out its chest with pride. On one side, a female glories in her sexy new hairdo, her pouting augmented lips, her artificial lashes, and her designer earrings. On the reverse side, a male works out at the gym to achieve a “cut” physique like Michelangelo’s David. But your Mama probably told you years ago, “Pride goeth before a fall.”