Non-religious social experiment on the 7 Deadly Sins

United States
November 29, 2008 7:34pm CST
Today I got bored and a little insightful. I started by sending a mass text: "Which of the seven deadly sins are you most guilty of? Anger (wrath), Envy, Greed, Gluttony, Pride, Lust, or Sloth?" Most of the answers came in multiples. For example, "Envy, Sloth, Anger" and "Pride and Lust" I then asked how they came to the conclusion that they were guilty of those. I asked if they have or planned on trying to fix their issues. Also, if they believed their mental, emotional, and/or social growth had been stunted by their 'sin'. Most answered "yes". After having different one on one conversations with a few of them I've decided that these seven sins mostly fall into your life as a chain reaction. Example, you become jealous (envy), are too lazy (sloth) to do anything about it, therefore you become angry (anger/wrath) and take it out on someone. I also concluded that with the majority of my friends, their sins, or whatever, are self-indulgent to the point of it really affecting their lifestyles. Therefore, my conclusion, based on an hour and a half of texting, is that the most common of the Seven Deadly Sins is gluttony. Because without gluttony to add into the mixture, your all around lifestyle wouldn't be too far out of the ordinary. Note* this is a completely non-religious thing. It was just a spontaneous thought this morning I felt I could share. Thoughts?
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@halynn (1809)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Good insight. I'm afraid that mine is anger. I get upset over the silliest things. The things i get upset about doens't amount to a hill of beans usually either. Sometimes i can be a sloth too. I don't mean to be but i'm so busy with work & my life i sometimes find myself not wanting to do things i know i need to do lol. Like folding that load of towels or doing the dinner dishes lol. Best wishes