it is: Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more
than that which one requires.
you do it: Because you were weaned improperly as an infant.
punishment in Hell will be: You'll be force-fed
rats, toads, and snakes.
symbols & suchlike: Gluttony is linked with the pig
and the color orange.
In the words of nineteenth-century
Russian Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov:
of the stomach is a door to all the virtues. Restrain the stomach,
and you will enter Paradise. But if you please and pamper your
stomach, you will hurl yourself over the precipice of bodily impurity,
into the fire of wrath and fury, you will coarsen and darken your
mind, and in this way you will ruin your powers of attention and
self-control, your sobriety and vigilance.
Medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas
said of Gluttony: "Gluttony denotes, not any desire of eating and
drinking, but an inordinate desire... leaving the order of reason,
wherein the good of moral virtue consists." (2, 148, ad 1)
Travelers' Guide to Hell
Gluttony is ruled by the celestial sign of Jupiter. Ambition was
the original sin of the ancient Mithraic sect (from which the Deadly
Sins are alledgedly ripped off), but "when it changed sides
and became a virtue, Gluttony was summoned to take its place."
According to The
Picture Book of Devils, Demons and Witchcraft, by Ernst and
Johanna Lehner, those who commit the Sin of Gluttony are punished
in Hell by being forced to eat rats, toads, and snakes.
And you were
just worried about getting fat? If after all that you're still
considering hurling yourself off the precipice of bodily impurity,
why not do it with some...
PEANUT BUTTER PAISLEY BROWNIES
1/2 cup (1
stick) butter or margarine, softened
in Hell! or Overeaters
1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 cup Hershey's Syrup
Heat oven to 350F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large bowl,
beat butter and peanut butter. Add sugar and brown sugar; beat
well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Blend in vanilla. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt;
mix into peanut butter mixture, blending well. Stir in peanut
butter chips. Spread half of batter into prepared pan; spoon syrup
over top. Carefully spread with remaining batter; swirl with metal
spatula or knife for marbled effect. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or
until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut
into squares. About 36 brownies.