Must you believe you have sinned,
Don't worry about it,
There is no need to go to church, or the mosque
Or the Temple or the synagogue
To beg for forgiveness to an entity
That barely exists.
What we're taught is sin, may be not.
Allow me, to break down before you,
The deadly sins in all holy books,
And why they are considered so.
Gula, the Gluttony.
For we were beings born into a perfect shape.
And it is easier to rule men,
That can run, walk, climb, fall,
Fight and defend, as ordered.
The first sin, of gluttony, tells us that,
We were meant to be warriors
To take orders.
It is a sin, if we cannot.
Luxuria, the Lust.
They say love is blind, and lust, blinder yet.
Emperors have lost their minds.
In history and in the world today,
For men to be considered, perfect,
Man must commit. To one. He must have a wife.
And for a woman to even look at another man,
Was for her to break code, and step out.
If men and women cannot be controlled,
For there is no control, when hormones play,
Then it must be considered a sin.
That is what we were taught all life.
Avaritia, the Avarice, the Greed..
We were taught, of all things bad,
Greed has taken the most lives.
But ask yourself, what really is Greed?
The want for a better life?
Isn't that what we're here for, though?
But it must be a sin, and we must be happy
In the little we possess, for we, are proletariat.
The bourgeois, will never cease to exist,
But no one questions them, why?
Because, WE, are common people of the world.
As the ones in power don't bother about morals.
But if we do feel envious of the life they live,
We sin, and that's just why, we can never win.
Superbia, the Pride.
We must acknowledge our achievements,
Only if they are little. If majestic,
We must ignore them - for pride is a killer.
THEY know how to spot a proud man.
A proud woman, is prey to the world's cruelties.
We must live in fear, and let them tear
Our confidence in ourselves into smithereens.
Otherwise, we are too good to rule.
Let me remind you, we are common men.
The ones that watch gladiators fight
And exult with merry, at the winners might.
The EMPERORS want US, never to know
What happens behind the show.
Thus, if we are proud, then we are competitors.
Emperors don't like competitors,
And so, we must never sin.
Ira, the Wrath.
It is okay, for the ones in power to take life.
For they are in power, and it is their RIGHT.
To be able to feel a little more GOD like.
But we are common men.
We must abide by LAWS. Made by THEM.
Wrath is a killer. Often makes us do things,
That dwell on the exteriors of LAW.
For such a massive population to be CONTROLLED,
There must be calmness in the mind.
Wrath, is the destroyer of the calm. Uncontrollable.
Which is why, it is a sin.
Vanagloria, the Ego.
Mighty men, can practice will.
But we are common men, and we must abide.
Egoism, is not for us. We must listen,
We must follow. We must not challenge authority.
Nonsensical, isn't it? Ego is yours to keep.
Ego is a problem though, for THEM.
As Ego challenges authority. THEY are the authority.
Do not challenge them, they are men of power.
We are common men. We must abide.
Or our Gods may rain upon on us with hail and thunder.
For to raise Ego, is a sin.
Acedia, the Sloth.
We are common men, and we must work.
Laziness, will lead us nowhere, and nowhere
Refers to the courts of the Kings. Rulers. Emperors.
We must be proactive, and contribute.
To make them richer. If we cannot,
We have no meaning to our lives.
For we are common men, meant to work.
We must slog. Never resort to sloth.
So that we can fulfil our worldly desires.
Also, to fulfil their needs to own more.
And thus, it is a sin.
Tristitia, the Sorrow.
Sorrow is the greatest builder of strength.
Yet, we're taught that it is a sin.
Why? Why should we have to be strong?
We are common men. Physically will suffice.
The builder of emotional strength,
Is too much to have within us.
We are the commons. We do not need so much.
It so happens, we now tell each other to be happy
To search for silver linings, to look for lights
At the ends of tunnels. DO IT because you're common.
And if you dare to feel depressed, they'll repress you.
Tell you, that you're being off track.
Don't you understand what this is all about?
Grab hold of yourself.
You're not being told to commit some sins,
To be free. You're being told not to abide,
And give so much importance to the religion
That you so unwillingly, defend.
You must've read this before,
"You're given a name, a nationality and a religion
Five minutes after you're born, and you spend your life
Defending a choice you never made."