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Seven new deadly sins: are you guilty?

Asked by coffeenut (6171points) November 5th, 2010

I know this is old(ish) news 2008 but I just found out about the new ones, so now there are 14 deadly sins….

The original offenses and their punishments

Pride- Broken on the wheel

Envy- Put in freezing water

Gluttony- Forced to eat rats, toads, and snakes

Lust- Smothered in fire and brimstone

Anger- Dismembered alive

Greed- Put in cauldrons of boiling oil

Sloth-Thrown in snake pits


The new ones:

1. ``Bio-ethical’ violations such as birth control

2. ``Morally dubious’’ experiments such as stem cell research

3. Drug abuse

4. Polluting the environment

5. Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor

6. Excessive wealth

7. Creating poverty


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Blackberry's avatar

1 and 4 contradict each other lol…....
I’ve been guilty of alcohol abuse, but I don’t believe in nonsense so I guess I’m off the hook.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I would love to be guilty of the morally dubious one…if I had any money, I’d put more in support of it.

The_Idler's avatar

lol, religion.

5 & 6 & 7…ever read the history of the Catholic Church? also, been in one? also, the Vatican?

MissAnthrope's avatar

Isn’t everyone guilty of the first 7, at least from time to time? I hover around lust, envy, gluttony, and sloth, which sounds like it equates to an unpleasant death for me.

Of the last 7, I only agree that 3–7 are sins, but I appreciate their recognition as indicators of moral corruption. The only one in this part of the list that I’m guilty of is 1. I would say also 3, but I don’t abuse my drugs.. I am very gentlemanly, I woo them and give them lots of kisses.

TexasDude's avatar

Some of these are sortof retarded.

Like… 1, 2, and 6.

And how does one do #5?

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

1. ``Bio-ethical’ violations such as birth control -No.

2. ``Morally dubious’’ experiments such as stem cell research – Yes.

3. Drug abuse – Not recently. ha.

4. Polluting the environment – I try to avoid it, but, don’t we all do it?

5. Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor – Not that I’m aware of.

6. Excessive wealth – Pfft, I wish.

7. Creating poverty – No.

Where’s my halo?

The_Idler's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie “Where’s my halo?”

God had it melted down, so he could pour the molten gold down the throats of the people, whose lives were saved by stem cell technnology. Coz He’s benevolent like that.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Figures. :\

Blackberry's avatar

@The_Idler You won this thread.

iamthemob's avatar

Who isn’t guilty of 7? I’m totally guilty of 7 in ways I probably can’t even imagine

TexasDude's avatar

Before I read the article, I had a hard time figuring out if this was written by a huge hippie, or a fundie Christian. They should probably add something about eating anything other than soy or only driving a prius or only use wood to make smiling Jesus figurines.

Deja_vu's avatar

Pride – yes
Envy – nope (envious people can be very spooky)
Gluttony – yes (being a wino counts here, right?)
Lust – ‘wink’
Anger – rarely ever
Greed – yeah sure (only a little bit :)
Sloth – eek, I’m being lazy right now

ratboy's avatar

As the Moral Authority, I declare this enumeration of sins to be morally dubious.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard I would think that you do #5 by working very hard on doing both #6 and #7.

thekoukoureport's avatar

Damn all but 5 6 and 7. Unfortunately I violate rule #2 every time I masturbate…..I mean thats like stem cell research, right?

Could someone help me with 6 and I’ll promise to do 5 and 7 and soon as I register republican.
So if I get them all is it like Bingo! I win eternal hellfire? or can I just win with what I got now?

daytonamisticrip's avatar

I’m not guilty of the new ones! The old ones, well that’s a different story.

DominicX's avatar

My family’s “guilty” of #6. Fuck yeah. :P

Is this fucking serious or what? Birth control a “deadly sin”? Is this supposed to be a joke? Religious people sometimes…I swear…

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@The_Idler your comment is the first to go on my profile a la FutureMemory’s wall of funny Fluther quotes

Joybird's avatar

Hypocrisy and contradictions. You want to fight against poverty than you allow for birth control and abortion. Countries with the lowest teen pregancies promote this. But we stick our heads in “moral” sand here. You want to end the widening disparity between the haves and have nots, well than you may want to take napalm to the Bildeberg group, otherwise I suspect your ideas of what sin looks like isn’t really going to matter much.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Guilty as Charged

so eat me

Berserker's avatar

I’m down for number three. But damn man, the Saviour turned water into wine. Don’t blame me.

fundevogel's avatar

Whatever happened to good old-fashioned rape and murder? How are they not on either list? Clearly whoever the arbiter of sin is has his priorities way out of whack.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@fundevogel The new list was created by the Pope in an effort to bring the Catholic Church into the 21st century. Ba-dum-bum-CHING.

EDIT: But traditionally, rape is under lust, anger, or gluttony, and murder is under greed, anger or pride depending on why they did it.

chocolatechip's avatar

Being forced to eat rats toads and snakes is hardly a punishment. I bet they would taste pretty good (cooked).

downtide's avatar

The new ones make no sense. Some of them aren’t things that an individual does anyway – unless there are individuals here who work in stem cell research as a career.

4, 5 and 7 seem closely related to me, and I guess that’s anyone who shops in places or buys products that are not proven to be ethically and environmentally aware. It’s pretty much impossible to live in the Western world without being guilty of those two, unless you’re a hippie who lives a totally self-sufficient and ethical lifestyle. You pollute the environment every time you buy something that’s wrapped in plastic. You contribute to poverty every time you buy something that’s made in a third-world country.

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