Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sex and Sin

Apparently, men and women differ in which of the seven sins they are most susceptible to. No surprise seeing men more prone to lust; although I am surprised that anger features higher in the list for women (3rd) than men (4th) - though that doesn't, of course, suggest women are more prone to anger if they are less sinful overall.

In related news, the OUP popular philosophy books on the seven sins are in their current sale.

UPDATE: Rob accuses me of peddling Catholic propaganda, on which point I notice a Vatican football tournament will use a blue card to 'sin bin' players.


  1. Anonymous11:57 am

    Please note that women have an easier time resisting sloth...

  2. First defences of Plato, and now the uncritical repetition of propaganda for that most progressive of institutions, the Catholic Church? Tsk, tsk.

  3. Actually, I'm advocating sin...

  4. Uncritical repetition is not quite the same as peddling: peddling implies some kind of financial gain, I think. What was more exercising me was the thought that the Catholic Church is any kind of a reliable source on this kind of thing, and that the way in which Catholics who go to confession conceptualise the sins they report to their confessors is likely to be representative of the sinning behaviour of the population as a whole. Also, I detect no advocacy.