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What's become of the 'Seven Deadly Sins'?....

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  • Bob M.
    Christianity s famous list of Seven Deadly Sins fails to provide very useful guidelines of behavior in both theory and in practice. In practice, most churches
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 27, 2007
      Christianity's famous list of Seven Deadly Sins
      fails to provide very useful guidelines of behavior
      in both theory and in practice.

      In practice, most churches today ignore the seven
      deadly sins, eliminating even the potential for
      applying them to the rich and powerful. When was
      the last time you read or heard of any conservative
      evangelical churches - usually very vocal about how
      Christianity is needed for morality - say anything
      against gluttony, greed, envy, or anger? The only
      "deadly sin" which most have retained is lust, which
      might explain why it's been expanded in so many
      directions.

      The theory isn't much better, though, because these
      sins focus on people's inner, spiritual state to the
      exclusion of their outward behavior -- not to mention
      their impact on others. Thus anger is bad, but not
      necessarily cruel and barbaric behavior which cause
      suffering and death.

      (In Full)

      http://atheism.about.com/od/christianitycriti/a/SevenDeadlySins.htm

      Bob M.
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