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In the movie Shazam! Billy Batson tells Dr. Sivanna the names of all Seven Deadly Sins. He also speaks about the appearance of Envy and other sins.

How did he come to know about the name and character of the sins? When was the knowledge about the sins passed to him as we know that he is not a Superhero geek?

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    with the wisdom of Solomon granted to him as part of him powers? – mgh42 Aug 6 at 1:06
  • @mgh42 +1 for your comment – codeczar Aug 6 at 12:11
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The seven deadly sins have nothing to do with superheroes, they have been talked about in the real world by Christian thinkers since at least the 4th century CE.

They appear in “The Parson’s Tale” in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, which many students are required to read and discuss in schools. That’s just one possible way he might have learned about them.

  • What about the appearance of them – codeczar Aug 4 at 13:10
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    @ToddWilcox You may be right,mostly , but I'm not sure that Billy would be a regular at church – Vishwa Aug 5 at 3:10
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    It's part of Western culture. You don't need to attend church regularly to have heard of them. – OrangeDog Aug 5 at 11:58
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    Aren't the seven deadly sins specific to Catholicism? "any Christian church" is not correct here. – only_pro Aug 5 at 20:29
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    @OrangeDog in the medieval era may be. I'm a part of western culture and most of my friends, relatives and people I know. but I really doubt that they'd know about this from just being a part of western culture. if it's about god and Satan and Christmas , then you're right. but this deadly sins goes more deeper than that IMO – Vishwa Aug 6 at 6:24

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