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The Eighth Deadly Sin

by | 1st, September 2004

‘LUST, greed, pride, envy, anger, gluttony and sloth. It sounds like the Seven Dwarfs after a couple of years as Premiership footballers.

And who pulls his strings?

But they are of course the seven deadly sins – and to that we can now add an eighth. Apathy.

The Times reports that listeners to Radio 4’s Midsummer Sins have voted overwhelmingly to add the lack of interest in anything and everything as the new vice.

And, says the paper, it proves “that the dying art of getting steamed up about nothing in particular survives in quiet corners of Middle England”.

However, only 2,000 people bothered to vote in the poll – “not a lot for BBC Radio’s premier speech channel”.

As well as apathy, voters nominated hypocrisy, selfishness, intolerance, ignorance, deceit, cynicism and waste.

Sending young men and women to their death on the basis of a lie was not mentioned.’

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