Master Vice: Hypocrisy

In this blog I will analyze how hypocrisy is a master vice that includes three of the new seven deadly vices – humility, self-deception and prudery.

Hypocrisy is the respect vice pays virtue. – La Rochefoucauld

Hypocrisy is essentially an action where one pretends to hold clear and recognized set of values or attitudes but actually doesn’t. Despite choosing vice, the hypocrite understands that virtue is superior and assumes its facade. Therefore, the hypocrite is not being dishonest about good or evil, but rather himself. Continue reading Master Vice: Hypocrisy

New Seven Deadly Vices: Prudery

“Prudery is a kind of avarice — the worst of them all.” – Stendhal

More than just the enemy of sexual pleasure, the prude is the anti-hedonist, the fundamentalist who takes certain moral values as absolute in themselves — a self-styled champion of propriety who cannot and will not accept basic truths of human nature. Continue reading New Seven Deadly Vices: Prudery