Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fun and Games with the Seven Deadly Sins

I'm still fuzzy-headed from caffeine deprivation, so in lieu of clever thoughts, here's a silly quiz. The great thing about online quizzes is that you get all the fun you'd get from an issue of Cosmo, but without 1) having to shell out money on dreck, 2) being spotted by your friends at the grocery store while you're buying said dreck, or 3) having to first page through the stinky perfume ads and the more-they-change-the-more-they-stay-the-same sex tips.

Anyway, I'd have been bitterly disappointed if the quiz had come back much different than this. I think it overstates my greed slightly and definitely understates my sloth. The rest seems just about right. Then again, maybe greed has some overlap with lust. It should, logically, right?

Lust:Very High

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And when/if you take the quiz, do share it in comments! Good thing for me that nosiness is evidently only a venial sin.


Smirking Cat said...

My sin is apparently Wrath, which didn't surprise me since we have been in such a senseless position with idiotic people for far too long (too long a story for here, but if you read my blog, you know what I'm talking about.)

It seemed like the quiz measured lust by how often you cheat or do other slimy things. I realize it's a quiz about sins, but what about faithful lust?

Sungold said...

Yeah, I read your blog! I think you're justified.

As for faithful lust, I think it's defined as not a sin.

I went back to the quiz and retook it, because I realized you're right about the criteria - and I should only be "high" in the lust category. I answered "yes" to cheating, not realizing that it was in the last year. Teach me to read more carefully! I cheated on a long-ago boyfriend, who also cheated on me; we had a nice mutual self-destruction pact. Which is one reason he's in my distant past.

Then there's Jimmy Carter's old "lust in my heart" problem, which probably most of us share, if we're honest about it. But the quiz didn't really measure that, either, though I think it should have.

I'm gonna leave my original score up, on the assumption that it measures something that's real, even if I did screw up the test. :-)