On our journey to explore the Seven Deadly Sins, we’ve come to another lesser sin — and an utterly relatable one — the slacker sin of Sloth.
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We continue our series exploring the Seven Deadly Sins, starting with the sins of desire.
This week, we move on to one of the lesser sins involving the desire to….well, do nothing. It’s what I like to call a gateway sin, and it’s called Sloth.
Now, you might just think sloth is about being lazy, putting things off, not participating, etc. — and you’d be right for the most part. But, as always there’s more to it than that. Catholics define sloth as not contributing to the betterment of mankind, thus hurting God’s vision for the world. And we can’t have that, can we?
Sloth is one of the sins that doesn’t get talked about a lot. It’s mentioned a few times by various philosophers and religious scholars. But ultimately, as I said, it’s a lesser evil and therefore one that gets far less attention than those ‘mega’ sins.
However, it IS a sin that can lead to other more sinful sins such as gluttony, envy, and maybe even lust. It’s also one I think many of us relate to the most. We’ve all had times or days that were wasted, just sitting around doing bugger all. Thankfully (maybe?), most of us don’t live our entire lives in that state.
Though sloth may be a baby sin, it does have the honor of receiving one of the most gruesome punishment deaths in Seven, so that alone makes it worthy of talking about! Want to know more? Be sure to give this week’s episode a listen.
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