Laziness: A Sin?

United States
February 14, 2007 10:00am CST
I am just wondering if laziness is indeed a sin. I have heard my teachers telling me this when I was in the Catholic high school. I want to know your opinion on this because I honestly don't know. Maybe you can shed some light on this.
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• Ireland
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.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Me, too (guilty of laziness)! That's why I worry everytime I think about what my teachers told me about it. I'm bothered because it's difficult to shake laziness off.
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
Me too. Guilty as charged. :/ Not all the time though, but it's still something that I'd want to get rid off.
• Philippines
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.
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Well, I have my lazy days. Like what you said, I think if it doesn't affect others and my job, it's alright. And yes, I'm a Christian that's why it bothers me. Thanks for the response!
@jwfarrimond (4475)
14 Feb 07
Sin is a Christian concept. So laziness is only a sin if you're a Christian :)
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Oh, thanks for that input!
• India
23 Feb 07
it's only health problem only
@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I feel that laziness is probably a sin. I have no idea if it really is though, i guess it would all depend on what you are being lazy towards.
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
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"