The Abyss of Belial

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Agents of Behemoth: An Introduction

The Agents of Behemoth
are the patrons of greed.
They want to own everything
that you will ever need.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

"Greed (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice, cupidity, or covetousness, is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of desire. However, greed (as seen by the Church) is applied to an artificial, rapacious desire and pursuit of material possessions. Thomas Aquinas wrote, "Greed is a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things." In Dante's Purgatory, the penitents are bound and laid face down on the ground for having concentrated excessively on earthly thoughts." - Wikipedia: Seven deadly sins/Greed

"Hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed." - Wikipedia: Seven deadly sins/Greed

"If you're a working or middle class parent struggling to put your kid through college, or if you're a student drowning in debt, you should be pissed off at the greed that spawned the orgy of the dishonesty that led to the college admissions scandal. If you're not, you should be." - Mister Al