USA Swimming updates list of seven deadly sins; adds three more

“The Seven Deadly Sins are those transgressions which are fatal to spiritual progress.” – deadlysins.com

  • Pride
  • Envy
  • Lust
  • Anger
  • Greed
  • Sloth
  • Gluttony

In the medieval period, the Catholic Church raised awareness of the Seven Deadly Sins through direct communication methods that we can only marvel at today.

Scholars have often noted the oddity of stopping at seven, and wondered if we might not be able to identify three more, and just get the list to 10, because top-10 lists are awesome.

USA Swimming has extensive experience extending the application of moral condemnation into new fields, including athletic nutrition. USA Swimming pioneered the categorization of carbohydrates, according to their moral worth, into categories of ‘good’ and ‘bad‘. So, it is no surprise that USA Swimming authored this breakthrough as well.

By packing snacks, you won’t as easily succumb to the quick trip through the drive-thru for chicken nuggets, fries, and soft drink.

Top Tips for Choosing Snacks, USA Swimming, Feb. 25, 2019

We think you will agree that the three new categories are as sweeping, primal, and loathsome as the other deadly sins. Our wait is over. Here are your 10 deadly sins:

  • Pride
  • Envy
  • Lust
  • Anger
  • Greed
  • Sloth
  • Gluttony
  • chicken nuggets
  • fries
  • soft drink

We all know someone who, through moral weakness, ‘succumbed’ to the lure of ‘bad’ food. But we cannot let tragedy define us. We are a forward thinking people and we must dedicate ourselves to creating a better world where our children will be saved from this gruesome fate.

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