So... for years we have had :
Pride (Vanity) - Now there is nothing wrong with pride, but pride that gets in the way of one's belief in God or over shadows ones belief in God is what is meant here.
Envy - An excessive jealousy of someone else's possessions, abilities, or attributes.
Gluttony - This is basically eating too much. Eating more than your body needs to survive is considered gluttony.
Lust - A more than healthy need to fulfill ones sexual appetites
Anger (Wrath) - Spurn love and opt for fury.
Greed - When the desire for wealth overrides the need for spiritualisation.
Sloth - Those who avoid work both physically and spiritually.
They are like old friends to some of us, I am sure...!
Well, courtesy of the Pope, last month, we got another seven to add to the collection. All new sins that are believed to reflect the problems of the modern world. These are as follows :
* Genetic Modification
* Human Experimentation
* Polluting the Environment
* Social Injustice
* Causing Poverty
* Financial Gluttony
* Taking Drugs
So.. what do we think. Is this a good, helpful list? Would you remove or edit any? Is there any irony in the church listing financial gluttony a sin? (or is it the Pope calling the kettle black )
What would your seven (or less... or more...) modern deadly sins be?