What are the seven sins?

Explain each one very brief

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Greed (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice or covetousness, is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the church) is applied to a very excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of wealth, status, and power. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that greed was "a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things."

    Sloth (deadly sin):Over time, the "acedia" in Pope Gregory's order has come to be closer in meaning to sloth (Latin, Socordia). The focus came to be on the consequences of acedia rather than the cause, and so, by the 17th century, the exact deadly sin referred to was believed to be the failure to utilize one's talents and gifts.

    Acedia (Latin, acedia) (from Greek ακηδία) is the neglect to take care of something that one should do.

    Wrath also known as "rage", may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger.Wrath is the only sin not necessarily associated with selfishness or self-interest, although one can of course be wrathful for selfish reasons, such as jealousy.

    Envy (Latin, invidia) may be characterized by an insatiable desire; they differ, however, for two main reasons:First, greed is largely associated with material goods, where as envy may apply more generally.Second, those who commit the sin of envy not only resent that another person has something they perceive themselves as lacking, but also wish the other person to be deprived of it.

    Pride:In almost every list, pride (Latin, superbia), or hubris (Greek), is considered the original and most serious of the seven deadly sins, and the source of the others. It is identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self (especially holding self out of proper position toward God).

    Vanity:Vainglory (Latin, vanagloria) is unjustified boasting. Pope Gregory viewed it as a form of pride, so he folded vainglory into pride for his listing of sins.

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  • 8 years ago

    In no particular order:

    Sneezy

    Sleepy

    Dopey

    Doc

    Happy

    Bashful

    Grumpy

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  • Autumn
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Wrath-anger

    Sloth-lazy

    Gluttony-consuming more than your share

    Lust- self explainitory

    Pride- proud of oneself to the point of being self-centered

    Envy- jealousy

    Greed- wanting everything for yourself

    Source(s): Amazing how the Abrahamic God displays so many of these, isn't it?
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  • 8 years ago

    Watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood! It has them all :D

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    bigotry

    ignorance

    close-mindedness

    stupidity

    greed

    dislike of science

    religion

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  • star
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    this is catholic man-made doctrines.

    there is no such thing in scripture, protestant scripture.

    everyone knows the catholic bible is man-made, altered.

    the 10 commandments ... now THAT is biblical .. God - made.

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  • 8 years ago

    TELLING LIES, STEALING, MURDER, SEX WITH ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE, TAKING ALCOHOL, NON- VEGETARIAN FOOD AND NOT CARING ONE'S AGE OLD PARENTS ARE THE "SINS""

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  • Coop
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    did google breakdown or something?

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