Sunday, June 18, 2006

Akedeia or Accidie

The Greek word that was the original fourth deadly sin. Now translated into Sloth means an indifference to life, paralysis of the soul, or a permanent state of non-caring. The english word sloth connotates laziness and falls short of the actual meaning of the word which has to do with the torpor that those who fail to live up to their potential suffer. Why does this matter? One it is what I have been feeling latley. Two is shows the horrific translation of the biblical text into english and the false associations that word comes to mean when we fail to grasp the authors original intention and suplant it with our own.


Also what the hell purpose do beards serve from an evolutionary standpoint? Is it to keep our faces warm when we were hunting? I have decided I don't like shaving or cutting the grass...but my fear of social rejection for not following custom stems me from making a stand.

4 comments:

Megsta said...

go grizzly adams - rock the beard - fuk what they think! If you ever get bored with it, I'll braid it up for ya - hehehe!

Megsta said...

or there's always laser treatments

Matthew Anderson said...

Damn, dude. Am I going to have to start writing motiviational comments or something?

You should see me right now! I'm performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and have grown my beard all the way out for the part. I fit right in with the rest of the Marketing team ;)

Jess said...

I totally associate beards with the changing of seasons. My dad always grows one at the start of the harvest and shaves it off in the Spring.

Maybe you should grow a beard like Peter did on Family Guy and get a bird to nest in it. That would be cool. Or not. I hate birds.