The Seven Deadly Sins
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The Seven Deadly Sins

In the Christian faith there are seven sins known as 'the seven deadly sins'. They are known as the seven deadly sins because they were the seven capital vices that were deadly to our immortal souls. The seven sins (lust, greed, slothfulness, envy, wrath, pride, and gluttony) are shown everyday in simple things, so it is hard to see that something so good could be so horrible. However, it doesn't make our soul or God feel good.

Lust is something that, in today's society, is shown very often. Many songs are all about chicks and 'getting some' or how good people look with little clothes on. Then there's the media. There are erotic films, movies with scenes of pre-marital sex, and men and women being viewed as pieces of meat. In this context it isn't exactly the best environment for warding away temptation. Lust is dangerous because it tried to entice us to disobey God's plea to reserve sex for marriage.

Greed is also a common occurrence in today's society. People are greedy with money, possessions, and even people. People gamble because of their excessive want for money, they become bitter because of their need for everything that is theirs to stay theirs, or they become angry and vengeful due to their want to keep their loved ones loving them. Greed is dangerous because it could lead to another deadly sin.

Slothfulness is something many teenagers of this generation suffer from. Laziness is another way to say this sin. Many teenagers (and adults) just don't feel motivated to do anything and just sit around and do nothing, wanting everything to just come to them, which is the perfect opportunity for the devil to strike when things don't go our way.

Envy is something dangerous as well (not that any of the others aren't dangerous in their own way). With envy there is a possibility of your jealousy getting to a point where you wish to lash out and harm others (wrath). Jealousy can be a motivation to do something, but it can also be a hindrance and more often than not its the latter.

Wrath is probably the most dangerous of all just because it usually ends in bodily harm . When you're wrathful you are more likely going to harm a person because of your inability to control your anger. When you are wrathful you are a danger to yourself and to others.

Pride is also another common sight in today's culture. The men in this culture are very proud about seemingly everything, and the women aren't any better. They are both trying to prove to the other gender that they are more superior. It is ridiculous because both genders have their strengths and weaknesses.

And last, but not least, gluttony. Gluttony is something that many companies use to boost their sales. Especially if they're a food company. Places like McDonald's and Burger King run on the idea that people want more than they should, and malls run on the same policy. Businesses would fail if humanity didn't tend to bite off more than they could chew.


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