posted on Dec, 31 2008 @ 07:42 PM
As we all know, the 7 deadly sins was instilled by Pope Gregory, replacing the eight deadly sins of Ponticus.
the original eight being:
Gluttony; fornication; avarice; sorrow; anger; discouragement; vainglory; pride.
The new seven being:
lust, gluttony,greed,sloth,wrath,envy, and pride.
My question(s) for you is, should these sins be a part of Catholic/Christian theology, though they were not developed till the 4th century AD.
These sins seem to be a pervasive theme all through history, yet they were only developed by a Monk, but they seem to have become an intregal belief.
Yet basically all other beliefs only stem from the bible. In my experience(and feel free to enlighten me here) there are not many other non-bible
sources that fit into Catholic belief.
Do many Catholic/Christians follow this mantra still?
And in your opinion, do you think these are legitimate sins? If not, what do you think would be more appropriate?