Seven deadly sins (in Off-topic)

Unappreciated Misnomer June 7 2009 8:45 PM EDT

which one of the 7 do you feel that you take on?

Pride is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.

Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation.

Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.

Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.

Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.

Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.

Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.

Demigod June 7 2009 8:46 PM EDT

I've pretty much mastered them all.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] June 7 2009 8:47 PM EDT

Does Pride count if I'm actually that awesome?

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 7 2009 8:48 PM EDT

All of them, although in little doses. Except Greed.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 7 2009 8:48 PM EDT

''Except'' meaning NOT Greed, lol. That was not well-worded.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 7 2009 8:49 PM EDT

Probably pride.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 7 2009 8:56 PM EDT

i am a lustful, proud glutton who gets very angry when others have nicer things until my greed makes me lazy.

QBJohnnywas June 7 2009 8:57 PM EDT

I've worked my way through all of them in the last five minutes.

Cube June 7 2009 10:55 PM EDT

Pride- Definitely not, I tend to underestimate my worth. (I like the irony in this line, though I really mean it.)
Envy- yeah that works.
Gluttony- yep for sure, I live in the US.
Lust- don't consider that a sin.
Wrath- ehh hardly me.
Greed - I'd like to be rich yep, but I figure I'd share some of it.
Sloth - Does procrastination count? Been better about it recently.

Hmm, either Sloth or Envy, I guess currently Envy.

Cube June 7 2009 10:57 PM EDT

In other words

Status update!
Currently sinning: Envy

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] June 7 2009 11:26 PM EDT

lol @ dudemus's post!

I think in ways all of us run the gambit in small ways.

Pride - In small ways of course we are all proud of something we say or do.

Envy - We are human we envy things all the time even if we know it will be impossible to acquire i.e. super stardom/millions of $ etc...

Gluttony - Like Cube said I'm an American nuff

Lust - Since all I lust after is my wife I think I'm covered on that one ;)

Wrath - I've run this one a few times myself it is very tiring to keep up. In the end I find that it is usually not worth the outcome.

Greed - Who has not wanted that extra buck if they can get it, overcoming this feeling is hard but it can be done.

Sloth - I do not think there is one person in here that has said screw the alarm

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] June 7 2009 11:28 PM EDT

err hasn't* for the last one :)

Wizard'sFirstRule June 8 2009 12:24 AM EDT

"Sloth - I do not think there is one person in here that has said screw the alarm "

PG warning.

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 8 2009 12:36 AM EDT

This is a rather good thread.

Pride - In small ways of course we are all proud of something we say or do. I full agree with Zenai on that.

Envy - If someone came up to you with the hottest girl you knew, would you be jealous?

Gluttony - If i am Hungry, i will eat.

Lust - I say one word.........Puberty

Wrath - Don't like it when it happens but i definitely have this problem.

Greed - I pretty much choose how much i get paid each week, and i pay myself based on how much i think i deserve. Don't think that is greed when you choose $6 over $9.

Sloth - 50/50 spend way too much time playing games but i do my chores without complaining.

AdminShade June 8 2009 1:19 AM EDT

why not ask an admin to make a poll? :p

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 8 2009 8:05 AM EDT

"gluttony": so more then 50% of the citizens in the USA are sinners?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 8 2009 8:10 AM EDT

we are all sinners!

Colonel Custard June 8 2009 8:44 AM EDT

Yes, Henk, much more than 50%. Notice the OP asks which one you take on, and not whether or not you bear any of these characteristics.

I think these are worded interestingly. For example, the mention of Pride getting in the way of an individual's recognition of the grace of God. That's really a key point; it's not necessarily an issue of overestimation of one's own qualities and abilities, but of telling oneself that one is morally self-sufficient, which no one is. This is exemplified by comments such as "I don't consider that a sin," or "Who doesn't?" in the sense that comments like these are designed to sort of circumvent any real admission of guilt, even though they don't really sound like comments that would define a braggart.

Of the 7, probably greed is my worst one. After school, though, I'll come back here and admit to the other 6. :)
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