View Poll Results: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

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  • Lust

    1 2.22%
  • Gluttony

    1 2.22%
  • Greed

    19 42.22%
  • Sloth

    7 15.56%
  • Wrath

    3 6.67%
  • Envy

    5 11.11%
  • Pride

    9 20.00%
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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    There's a list in Proverbs of "There are six things the lord hates, seven that are detestable to him"
    That does not make them what the church made them into...

    According to Sacred Origins of Profound Things, by Charles Panati, Greek monastic theologian Evagrius of Pontus first drew up a list of eight offenses and wicked human passions:. They were, in order of increasing seriousness: gluttony, lust, avarice, sadness, anger, acedia, vainglory, and pride. Evagrius saw the escalating severity as representing increasing fixation with the self, with pride as the most egregious of the sins. Acedia (from the Greek 'akedia,' or 'not to care') denoted 'spiritual sloth.'

    In the late 6th century, Pope Gregory the Great reduced the list to seven items, folding vainglory into pride, acedia into sadness, and adding envy. His ranking of the Sins' seriousness was based on the degree from which they offended against love. It was, from most serious to least: pride, envy, anger, sadness, avarice, gluttony, and lust. Later theologians, including St. Thomas Aquinas, would contradict the notion that the seriousness of the sins could be ranked in this way. The term 'covetousness' has historically been used interchangeably with 'avarice' in accounts of the Deadly Sins. In the seventeenth century, the Church replaced the vague sin of 'sadness' with sloth.


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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I don't think pride (like self-respect) is bad. Now arrogance .......that's really really bad.

    Greed is really bad too. However some people think that if someone earns a lot money and doesn't want to pay higher taxes they are greedy. They have no idea what those people do in their personal lives with that money. Greed to me is wanting or taking things that you didn't earn but yet you think you deserve them. Like someone who walks into a party and scarfs down half a pizza without worrying if everyone got a piece.
    I would make the argument that the "pride" as listed in the Seven Deadly Sins would be arrogance, as opposed to just normal self-esteem.

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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    There's no such thing as sin, just delusions which make people behave in ways which harm themselves or others.
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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    There's no such thing as sin,
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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    Pride, without a doubt.
    If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.

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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    I went with Sloth

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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Greed isnt theft when one is Greedy the legal way.
    Being legally allowed to take something from somebody does not mean they're giving you consent to take it. Greedy multinational companies are legally allowed to plunder many lands against the consent of the people who are actually living in those lands. American settlers were allowed by law to take over Native American land against their consent. Those are just some examples of theft allowed by the law. The legalization of greed has more often than not led to theft. Just ask Africans, Native Americans, the Irish, South Americans and well, anybody who's had to deal with colonialism.
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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Yes it is a Catholic thing to this day, even if it was not originally.
    The seven deadly sins may have been a popular motif with Catholics, historically. But it's not official Catholic dogma. Catholics only distinguish between mortal and venial sins.

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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    I'm going to throw out one no one has voted for. I think lust is the deadliest sin (literally if you think of STDs). In our culture we have turned a blind eye to lust and accept with no moral dilemma the fact that over 90% of people have unwed sex and very few are saving themselves for marriage. Sexual immorality has spread like a disease and become like a poison. It has been eating away at the fabric of what the family is and the institution of marriage. You are almost persecuted now for not having sex and ridiculed for having and adhering to sexually pure morals.
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    Re: Which is the Worst of the Seven Deadly Sins?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'm going to throw out one no one has voted for. I think lust is the deadliest sin (literally if you think of STDs). In our culture we have turned a blind eye to lust and accept with no moral dilemma the fact that over 90% of people have unwed sex and very few are saving themselves for marriage. Sexual immorality has spread like a disease and become like a poison. It has been eating away at the fabric of what the family is and the institution of marriage. You are almost persecuted now for not having sex and ridiculed for having and adhering to sexually pure morals.
    Digsbe, pick up a history book. People just didn't start ****ing 200 years ago. They were doing it 1,000 years ago and 2,000 years ago and 3,000 years ago and 100,000 years ago. It's not like sexuality just became obvious to humans in the last 6,000 years. The only difference between 'our culture' and that of 1,500 years ago is that people didn't talk about ****ing as much as we do. They still did it just as much if not more.
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