The 7 deadly sins:
- Lust? Check.
- Gluttony? Check.
- Greed? Check.
- Sloth? Check.
- Wrath? Check.
- Envy? Check.
- Pride? Check.
Or at least I would be if I believed in God.
I think it would be fair to say that I have committed every single one of these sins and then some at one time or another (possibly 2 already this morning) and might even have made up a few more to add to the list, but what does this say about me? Are these sins really relevant in the modern world? Are they still considered deadly sins? Does the fact that I have committed them make me a bad person destined for the gates of hell?
Personally, I believe not (especially the gates of hell thing being an atheist), I think we all have a little anger, envy and pride in us. I would hope so at least, these things are what make us human. Would we rather be perfect, flawless specimens of humanity? Wouldn't the smugness and do-goodness of it all drive you insane? Make you want to drive sharp, pointy implements into the eyes of the next person you witnessed being oh so good? I think it probably would me.
What about you, are you a sinner? Do you find yourself committing one or more of these on a regular basis?