Written by Margarita Morgan
August 3, 2014
It is my belief that when the Seven Deadly Sins were originally categorized, The Powers That be of that time did not have the foresight to anticipate the tragic results and damage to ones psyche resulting from intentional story spoiling. Had this ancient Powers That Be known about the harmful impact story spoiling would have in the lives of devoted TV show fans or movie geeks in the future, they most assuredly would have included Story Spoiling as the most vile and insidious deadly sin of them all. These fateful lists were created to curve mankind’s evil tendencies and although it is difficult to come up with a new category in cardinal aggressions that is not already included in the original Seven Deadly Sins, Story Spoiling stands out as a tragic action towards innocent minds who wish to experience stories chronologically. It should be, by its own account, as deadly of a sin as any other if you ask me and any other unfortunate soul who’s had their world crumble when a crucial detailed has been revealed regarding a much anticipated TV or movie tale. Soon enough, contemporary Powers That Be will catch up to our times and work to update their lists to include Story Spoiling as the 8th Deadly Sin. Until then, we can rejoice knowing that just as Sheperd Derrial Book from The Firefly crew believed that there is a little place in hell reserved for those people who like to speak at the movie theatre, there is no doubt that the bowels of Hades hunger for the likes of insensitive story spoiling individuals who will experience unimaginable tortures next to their deserving movie talking neighbors.
The Eighth Sin
Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?
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