Laziness: A Sin?
14 Feb 07
I was also taught in Catholic school that the seven deadly sins were: Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Lust, Avarice, and Gluttony. I haven't come across any of these in the commandments of iether God or the Church, so I don't know from where they originated. However, if nobody committed any of these sins wouldn't we all live in a perfect world. I have to say that I am guilty (big time) of being lazy.
14 Feb 07
Are you Christian? Coz if you are, it IS a sin as far as the 7 deadly sins are concerned: SLOTH = LAZINESS. Maybe there IS some sense to it coz human beings were made to be productive citizens of the society you're part of. If you don't live up to your full potential and aren't able to contribute what you can and touch the lives of those around you, then that's a total waste of talent/abilities, which is what happens if you're perpetually lazy. Also being lazy usually means you can't be trusted with responsibilities, which affects the people around you in a negative way, consequently making laziness a bad thing, whatever your religion/belief is. But I think being lazy SOMETIMES doesn't count; everyone has those moments. But if you're perenially lazy, then that's a problem.
18 Feb 07
Yes its a sin..laziness or sloth is one of the 7 deadly sins. If one is lazy, one is preventing oneself from doing good...and it was said that inorder for evil to triumph requires only for 'good' men to do nothing. Saint Thomas Aquainas once said that "..sloth is the sluggishness of the mind which neglects to begin good...is evil in its effect, if it so oppresses man as to draw him entirely away from good deeds"