August 20, 2009

Men are from Mars, Women from Venus...

Link here:
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Of the seven deadly sins, men are more prone to be tempted by lust, while women more often succumb to the sin of pride, the papal theologian said.

In comments on a new book dedicated to St. Thomas Aquinas' teachings on the seven capital vices, Dominican Father Wojciech Giertych said men and women experience sin differently. His commentary was published Feb.16 by the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.

Father Giertych, who is theologian of the papal household, said he agreed with the findings of St. Thomas Aquinas -- a 13th-century Dominican theologian and philosopher -- that men were more inclined than women to pursue pleasure.

"Often the most difficult (sin) men face is lust, and then comes gluttony, sloth, wrath, pride, envy, and greed," wrote Father Giertych.

"For women, the most dangerous is pride, followed by envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and lastly, sloth," he said.


William Luse said...

I notice sloth comes in last for women, but third for men. Is that why they're always so energetically on our case?

TS said...

Makes much sense to me!

Enbrethiliel said...


Hmmmmm. What about women and greed? Notice that sin seems to be missing!

rb said... a man looking back at my courtin' days, I guess this explains why the tactic that I found to be most successful in securing a date (and let's be generous to one another how we define success - there were so few women who fell for any of my schemes) was to induce anger in the desired woman and then work with THAT.