What are the seven sins?
Explain each one very brief
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
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.
- 8 years ago
In no particular order:
- AutumnLv 68 years ago
Gluttony-consuming more than your share
Lust- self explainitory
Pride- proud of oneself to the point of being self-centered
Greed- wanting everything for yourselfSource(s): Amazing how the Abrahamic God displays so many of these, isn't it?
- 8 years ago
Watch Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood! It has them all :D
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- Anonymous8 years ago
dislike of science
- starLv 78 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.
- chev varannLv 78 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""
- CoopLv 78 years ago
did google breakdown or something?