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ANOTHER important set of instructions given to man is ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’. These rules were harder for the scribes to distort into suiting their own prejudicial agendas, so they carry a lot more weight than the commandments. All of these seven warnings hold true today, regardless of one’s religious beliefs. If we commit any of them, it could indeed prove to be deadly – to our success in life anyway.
Let’s go through them and their opposites: Pride– Opposing virtue- Humility. Avarice/Greed– Opposing virtue- Generosity. Envy– Opposing virtue- Kindness. Wrath/Anger– Opposing virtue- Calmness. Lust– Opposing virtue- Chastity. Gluttony– Opposing virtue- Sharing. Sloth– Opposing virtue- Zeal. If we have the opposing virtue, we will live an upstanding life.
The most deadly sin for all of us in this present day and age is number two – Greed. Have a think about it. Big companies like the banks and our governments are all consumed by greed. All are self-serving for the want of material acquisitions. Amassing great piles of paper and metal that man has deemed to be worth something, with no consideration or compassion for the human element.
As long as they can make a killing money-wise, they simply don’t care if people suffer because of their selfishness. The second most deadly of these sins in today’s world is Pride. ‘My religion is the only true religion.’ Your beliefs- whatever they are – if different from mine make you an idiot, an infidel or a terrorist. Believe in what I believe or I might consider killing you.
The current wars in the Middle East and elsewhere are either fuelled by religious bigotry or a greed for oil. (Another way of accumulating those pieces of metal and paper we call money) These have been the two main reasons that have sparked the anarchy in most of man’s ridiculous and senseless wars.
Included in this anarchy is the genocide being committed in some African countries at the moment as well as the past, where the greed of the arrogant few is for despotic dominance.
Long ago, God sent man a set of written guidelines to follow, (from many sources, not just the Bible) for a successful and inspiring life. The problem is that mankind has not fully heeded those wise words, therefore is suffering the consequences…
Dan’s Quote: “The Bible is literature, not dogma.”- George Santayana
Inspiration for this article came from the writings of Edgar Cayce, Neale Donald Walsch (CWG), Eckhart Tolle, A Course In Miracles, Joel Kramer, Abraham, Vernon Howard, Many Others – and life itself.