Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thanks For Sinning!

Thanks for Doodle Sinning with us!
Hope you enjoyed the Seven Deadly Sins -
make sure you come back soon for
October's Doodle Themes!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Seventh Terrace Of Purgatory

In the final Terrace Of Purgatory, the lustful must walk through a wall of flames.  Dante walks through the wall of flames, and then he can leave Purgatory.  He is then able to ascend into Paradise, and travel through the nine celestial spheres of Heaven.
Lust is our Doodle Sin for Sunday, September 21st.

September's Seven Deadly Sins Doodle Week 
starts tomorrow!
Are you ready?!?

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Sixth Terrace

In the Sixth Terrace Of Purgatory, Virgil, Dante, and Statius pass through the gluttonous.
The gluttonous are purged by abstaining from any food or drink. Here, the soul's desire to eat a forbidden fruit causes its shade to starve. To sharpen the pains of hunger, the gluttons on this terrace are forced to pass by cascades of cool water without being able to drink.
Gluttony is our Doodle Sin for Monday, September 22nd.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Fifth Terrace

In the Fifth Terrace Of Purgatory, The avaricious  are purged by lying face-down on the ground, unable to move. Excessive concern for earthly goods—whether in the form of greed or extravagance—is punished and purified. The sinner learns to turn his desire of possessions or power to a love of God. It is here that Dante and Virgil meet the soul of Statius, who has completed his purgation and joins them on their ascent to paradise.
Greed, or avarice, is our Doodle Sin for Tuesday, September 23rd.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Fourth Terrace

In Dante's Divine Comedy, Dante and his guide Virgil see the slothful in the Fourth Terrace Of Purgatory.
The slothful are purged by continually running. Those who were slothful in life can only purge this sin by being zealous in their desire for penance.
Sloth is our Doodle Sin for Wednesday, September 24th.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Third Terrace

In the Third Terrace Of Purgatory, the wrathful are purged by walking around in acrid smoke. Souls correct themselves by learning how wrath has blinded their vision, impeding their judgment.
Wrath is our Doodle Sin for Thursday, September 25th.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Second Terrace

In the Second Terrace Of Purgatory, Dante and Virgil encounter the envious, who are purged by having their eyes sewn shut and wearing clothes that makes their soul indistinguishable from the ground.
Envy is our Doodle Sin for Friday, September 26th.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Terraces Of Purgatory

In Dante's Divine Comedy,Vergil, the author of the Aeneid is Dante's guide through the Nine Circles Of Hell and through the Seven Terraces Of Purgatory.  The Seven Terraces relate to the Seven Deadly Sins.

From Wikipedia:

"The gate of Purgatory is guarded by an angel who uses the point of his sword to draw the letter "P" (signifying peccatum, sin) seven times on Dante's forehead, bidding him to "wash you those wounds within." The angel uses two keys, silver (remorse) and gold (reconciliation) to open the gate – both are necessary.
The angel at the gate then warns Dante not to look back, lest he should find himself outside the gate again, symbolizing Dante having to overcome and rise above the hell that he has just left and thusly leaving his sinning ways behind him.
From there, Virgil guides the pilgrim Dante through the seven terraces of Purgatory. These correspond to the seven deadly sins, each terrace purging a particular sin in an appropriate manner. Those in purgatory can leave their circle whenever they like, but essentially there is an honor system where no one leaves until they have corrected the nature within themselves that caused them to commit that sin. Souls can only move upwards and never backwards, since the intent of Purgatory is for souls to ascend towards God in Heaven, and can ascend only during daylight hours, since the light of God is the only true guidance."
In the First Terrace, Virgil and Dante encounter the proud, who carry heavy stones on their backs, unable to stand up straight.  Pride is our Doodle Sin for Saturday, September 27th.

Over the next few days, we'll be exploring the remaining Terraces Of Purgatory, and how the sinners there work to purge their sins.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Doodle Week Theme: Saturday = Pride

The seventh and final of September's Seven Deadly Sins is Pride.
This will be our Doodle Word for Saturday, September 27th.

From Wikipedia:
"In almost every list pride (or hubris or vanity) is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and indeed the ultimate source from which the others arise. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to give compliments to others though they may be deserving of them, and excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God). Dante's definition was "love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one's neighbor." In Jacob Bidermann's medieval miracle play, Cenodoxus, pride is the deadliest of all the sins and leads directly to the damnation of the titulary famed Parisian doctor. In perhaps the best-known example, the story of Lucifer, pride (his desire to compete with God) was what caused his fall from Heaven, and his resultant transformation into Satan. Vanity and narcissism are prime examples of this sin. In Dante's Divine Comedy, the penitent were forced to walk with stone slabs bearing down on their backs in order to induce feelings of humility. "
So, hope these Wikipedia definitions
this week have given you some ideas
for your Seven Deadly Sins Doodles!  
Get ready for some Doodle Sin!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Doodle Week Theme: Friday = Envy

The sixth of September's Seven Deadly Sins is Envy.
This will be our Doodle Word for Friday, September 26th.

From Wikipedia:
"Like greed, envy may be characterized by an insatiable desire; they differ, however, for two main reasons. First, greed is largely associated with material goods, whereas envy may apply more generally. Second, those who commit the sin of envy resent that another person has something they perceive themselves as lacking, and wish the other person to be deprived of it. Dante defined this as "love of one's own good perverted to a desire to deprive other men of theirs." In Dante's Purgatory, the punishment for the envious is to have their eyes sewn shut with wire, because they have gained sinful pleasure from seeing others brought low. Aquinas described envy as "sorrow for another's good"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Doodle Week Theme: Thursday = Wrath

The fifth of September's Seven Deadly Sins is Wrath.
This will be our Doodle Word for Thursday, September 25th

From Wikipedia:
"Wrath (or anger) may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. These feelings can manifest as vehement denial of the truth, both to others and in the form of self-denial, impatience with the procedure of law, and the desire to seek revenge outside of the workings of the justice system (such as engaging in vigilantism) and generally wishing to do evil or harm to others. The transgressions borne of vengeance are among the most serious, including murder, assault, and in extreme cases, genocide. Wrath is the only sin not necessarily associated with selfishness or self-interest (although one can of course be wrathful for selfish reasons, such as jealousy, closely related to the sin of envy). Dante described vengeance as "love of justice perverted to revenge and spite". In its original form, the sin of wrath also encompassed anger pointed internally rather than externally. Thus suicide was deemed as the ultimate, albeit tragic, expression of wrath directed inwardly, a final rejection of God's gifts."

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Doodle Week Theme: Wednesday = Sloth

The fourth of September's Seven Deadly Sins is Sloth
This will be our Doodle Word for Wednesday, September 24th

From Wikipedia:
"More than other sins, the definition of sloth has changed considerably since its original inclusion among the seven deadly sins. In fact it was first called the sin of sadness or despair. It had been in the early years of Christianity characterized by what modern writers would now describe as melancholy: apathy, depression, and joylessness — the last being viewed as being a refusal to enjoy the goodness of God and the world he created. Originally, its place was fulfilled by two other aspects, acedia and sadness. The former described a spiritual apathy that affected the faithful by discouraging them from their religious work. Sadness (tristitia in Latin) described a feeling of dissatisfaction or discontent, which caused unhappiness with one's current situation. When Thomas Aquinas selected acedia for his list, he described it as an "uneasiness of the mind", being a progenitor for lesser sins such as restlessness and instability. Dante refined this definition further, describing sloth as being the "failure to love God with all one's heart, all one's mind and all one's soul." He also described it as the middle sin, and as such was the only sin characterised by an absence or insufficiency of love. In his "Purgatorio", the slothful penitents were made to run continuously at top speed.
The modern view of the vice, as highlighted by its contrary virtue of zeal or diligence, is that it represents the failure to utilize one's talents and gifts. For example, a student who does not work beyond what is required (and thus fails to achieve his or her full potential) could be labeled slothful.
Current interpretations are therefore much less stringent and comprehensive than they were in medieval times, and portray sloth as being more simply a sin of laziness or indifference, of an unwillingness to act, an unwillingness to care (rather than a failure to love God and his works). For this reason sloth is now often seen as being considerably less serious than the other sins, more a sin of omission than of commission.
The sloth, a South American mammal, was named after this sin by Roman Catholic explorers."

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Doodle Week Theme: Tuesday = Greed

The third of September's Seven Deadly Sins is Greed
This will be our Doodle Word for Tuesday, September 23rd

From Wikipedia:
"Greed (or avarice, covetousness) is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the church) is applied to the acquisition of wealth in particular. 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." In Dante's Purgatory, the penitents were bound and laid face down on the ground for having concentrated too much on earthly thoughts. "Avarice" is more of a blanket term that can describe many other examples of greedy behavior. These include disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason, especially for personal gain, for example through bribery . Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed."

Monday, September 8, 2008

Doodle Week Theme: Monday = Gluttony

The second of September's Seven Deadly Sins is Gluttony
This will be our Doodle Word for Monday, September 22nd

From Wikipedia:
"Derived from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow, gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. In the Christian religions, it is considered a sin because of the excessive desire for food, or its withholding from the needy.
Depending on the culture, it can be seen as either a vice or a sign of status. Where food is relatively scarce, being able to eat well might be something to take pride in (although this can also result in a moral backlash when confronted with the reality of those less fortunate). Where food is routinely plentiful, it may be considered a sign of self control to resist the temptation to over-indulge.
Medieval church leaders (e.g., Thomas Aquinas) took a more expansive view of gluttony, arguing that it could also include an obsessive anticipation of meals, and the constant eating of delicacies and excessively costly foods. He went so far as to prepare a list of six ways to commit gluttony, including
  • Praepropere, eating too soon;
  • Laute (washedly), eating finely;
  • Nimis, eating too much;
  • Ardenter, eating burningly;
  • Studiose (keenly), eating daintily;
  • Forente (boringly), eating wildly."
 Who knew there were so many ways to be a glutton?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Doodle Week Theme: Sunday = Lust

The first of September's Seven Deadly Sins is Lust.
This will be our Doodle Word for Sunday, September 21st.

Lust (or lechery) is usually thought of as involving obsessive or excessive thoughts or desires, often of a sexual nature. The original translation from Dante's Divine Comedy was extravagance, and it later transformed into lust.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Seven Deadly Sins
Doodle Week September

For September's Doodle Week  (9/21 to 9/27)
the theme is The Seven Deadly Sins
Sunday 9/21 Lust
Monday 9/22 Gluttony
Tuesday 9/23 Greed
Wednesday 9/24 Sloth
Thursday 9/25 Wrath
Friday 9/26 Envy
Saturday 9/27 Pride

Starting Sunday, I'll be describing each of
The Seven Deadly Sins,
to help give you some ideas. 
Since these are more "esoteric" themes 
than we've had before, we wanted to give you some time 
to think on 'em and get creative with your doodles!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Coming Soon: September's Doodle Week Theme

To be announced soon: 
September's Doodle Week Theme
Since Laura was in charge of August's Doodle Week, Mo is tackling September.
Which leaves Claire to spook ya in October for Halloween Doodle Week!