The Seven Deadly Sins

OSI-543Jan Mandijn, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, circa 1530s

In George Monbiot’s thoughtful piece Bomb Everyone he lists the seven muslim countries Barack Obama has bombed: Libya, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia and Syria “in each case citing a moral imperative.” Details (below) of Hieronymous Bosch, The Seven Deadly Sins and Four Last Things, 1485:

gluttonyGluttony

angerAnger

  pride

Pride

envy

Envy

sloth

Sloth

avarice

Avarice

lustLust

jan brueghel

Jan Brueghel the Elder, The Sermon on the Mount, oil on copper, 10.5″ x 14.5″,  1598

From the Gospel of St. Matthew: And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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