The point is my rotten desire to look like some kind of a bigshot. It stinks.
Yeah, you sleazy post padder you.
Anyways, is this St. John Cassian thing related? I thought this RC fascination witht the "7 deadly sins" was just some Renaissance, humanistic stuff that was a little too fixated and had to do with Voltaire and others (I don't really know much - just somewhat curious). Btw, Seven is a scary and thought provoking movie - well done (IMHO), but not for the faint of heart.
I'm not sure about the relationship to what St. John Cassian wrote. I thought I remembered the 7 Deadly Sins having their source in the Old Testament - maybe Proverbs? I seem to remember a verse that went something like, "These things the Lord hates, yea, seven things the Lord despises . . .", or something like that; but I could be wrong.
I don't have a Bible with me right now to try and look it up.
This is a good little book, but it is RC. It even has a prayer to St. Aloysius in the back.
One of the nice things about it is that it is brief, but powerful, and it is inexpensive. I paid three bucks for it at the Catholic bookstore.