Which is the the deadliest sin (wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony

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  1. Theocharis V profile image67
    Theocharis Vposted 12 years ago

    Which is the the deadliest sin (wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony)? Why?

  2. yols-a profile image59
    yols-aposted 12 years ago

    All are deadly to me sin has no rank sin is sin its people who categorized sin.
    And from experiences society respond to sins differently so again its perception.

  3. THEHuG5 profile image60
    THEHuG5posted 12 years ago

    I would say sloth. Laziness causes you to waste time, and time is all we have. Instead of using your life reaching for a goal or helping others you choose to throw away your potential and procrastinate instead. It's ridiculous. You only have one life so USE IT and use it well. Unproductive people are the worst kinds of people.

  4. DIMIR profile image73
    DIMIRposted 12 years ago

    Spenser's house of Pride in the "Faerie Queen" takes the cake for me usually.  It's a great read if you really like the subjects.  Pride really is the worst, although it is so highly valued in individuals.  It leads to a lot problems, when someone is too proud to ask for help or step out of their place for another.  Pride inspires ever other sin, to have the most, to do things easily, to want, to desire, to take endlessly and the respond with intense anger if attacked.   I'm sure similar arguments can be made for other deadly sins, but Pride is the worst in my book.

  5. xethonxq profile image68
    xethonxqposted 12 years ago

    I'm inclined to say greed. Never being satisfied with having enough...nope, don't understand it. Material things are just things...there is so much more to life.

  6. inaniLoquence profile image73
    inaniLoquenceposted 12 years ago

    Depends really if it's a VENIAL or MORTAL sin. No matter which sin it is, we'd still need to atone for it one way or another.

  7. NiaLee profile image60
    NiaLeeposted 12 years ago

    They are all very dangerous and the consequences are clearly bad. envy is the one I avoid the most... jealous people would do anything.

  8. zzron profile image58
    zzronposted 12 years ago

    I don't think there really is any such thing as the deadliest sin.  According to the Bible a white lie is a sin and so is murder.  The Bible says that the wages of sin is death so I don't think it makes any difference to God.  It seems like the different sins would have some different levels of punishment but since I don't make the rules, I'm not sure what they are or if there really is any difference between them.

  9. Quirinus profile image60
    Quirinusposted 12 years ago

    According to St. Thomas Aquinas "Summa Theologica" it is unbelief or disbelief.  That's why it's urgent and important that we pray for and extend our loving thoughts to those who have not decided to move towards The Light yet.

  10. ptosis profile image70
    ptosisposted 12 years ago


    For myself personally I think Betrayal is but it's not the listed seven - so I would pick Wrath because it's the most violent.

    From the movie 'Se7en', it didn't rank 'em but Doe admits he was guilty of ENVY.

    in Dante's Inferno the Wrathful was the fifth circle. Why are these "deadly" sins - and not murder, rape, incest, infidelity, theft, lying, and using the cell phone during dinner?

    Snow White's 7 dwarfs are supposed to be symbols - but I don's see how Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey are symbols of all the sins.

    Test yourself what sin will do you in @

    Or try this for fun @
    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/The_ … eadly_Sins

  11. terrektwo profile image81
    terrektwoposted 12 years ago

    From god's perspective all sins are equal but in terms of human thinking I'd have to say lust and greed are higher on the bad scale. Others in the list are more potentially bad. You can envy someone and still go about your life and accept the fact that they have something you don't. The negative part of it comes when you let the envy consume you and lead you to anger, bitterness and hate. Much the same could be said for pride and gluttony. You could eat one slice of the cake or 50 cakes, but the slice most likely won't kill you.

  12. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 12 years ago

    As a good former Catholic, I would say Pride. A couple of "Hail Mary" prayers, and so on, could pretty much absolve me of the rest of the sins by the end of the week. For Pride, I have to wear a millstone about my neck and run the gaunlet as I get smacked with towels by the monks, or something like that. I must say that I had never in my life confessed to having eaten too much. Silly, that one.

  13. David Legg 7 profile image67
    David Legg 7posted 12 years ago

    There is some confusion, I believe in how God views sin. The Bible communicates that all sin carries the same penalty, but it does not imply that all sin is equal. Some sins are clearly portrayed as more agregious than others, sometimes called abominations, and one sin is portrayed as unforgiveable.
    In this particular list, I believe wrath is the greatest, since wrath or anger is equated to murder by Jesus. Of course, pride, in some circumstance could be worse, as it could be an affront directed against the holiness of God, if we were to stand pridefully defiant against the Lord as Satan did. 
    On the other hand, that there are some sins more damning does nothing to make any other sin less sinful. Take sloth, for example. James wrote that the one who knows the good that he ought to do, but does not do it, for him it is sin.
    To sin is to be a sinner, and that we could point to one who has done worse does nothing to cleanse us from our own transgressions.

  14. PK2010 profile image66
    PK2010posted 12 years ago

    I would say all sin is sin no matter how we try to address or define it. They all cause us to do things which do not make others and possibly us happy. The end result in all circumstances always causes some kind of grief, hurt or disappointment.

  15. Tricia Ward profile image82
    Tricia Wardposted 12 years ago

    God does not categorise sin. Sin is sin. It is not on a scaling system. Obviously as a human being we tend to say that some things are worse than others.

  16. howtohandbook profile image60
    howtohandbookposted 12 years ago

    In my opinion the most deadliest sin is greed, because it leads you to all other deadliest sins.

  17. Brinafr3sh profile image78
    Brinafr3shposted 12 years ago

    All of those that you've just mention, can be deadly sins if people are consistent with doing them. The sad thing is that; All of those deadly sins are more common today than ever.

  18. Suzie ONeill profile image76
    Suzie ONeillposted 12 years ago

    Who says they're sins? I think the bigger question would be: how do you define a sin?

    My major hang-up when it comes to the "10 commandments" is that there are exceptions to nearly every rule. For example, lust. It's only considered a sin if you're not married; but once you're hitched it's "go forth and over-populate the planet."

    Just my two cents worth...

    I say, throw out the "rules" and labels and use your common sense. If your gut tells you that what you're doing is wrong then you probably shouldn't be doing it!

  19. Godzangel profile image58
    Godzangelposted 12 years ago

    Sin is sin God sees a murderer and a liar as sinners one does not rank over the other.  The only sin that cannot be forgiven is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

  20. profile image35
    LORD ENKIposted 12 years ago

    The deadliest sin of all is PRIDE! All other sin comes out of pride!

  21. Darrell Roberts profile image73
    Darrell Robertsposted 11 years ago

    I think that lust is the deadliest of the sins.  The reason is unfulfilled lust will lead to anger and that anger will lead to wrath.  Example the guy is lustful for the girl, she says no.  His lust is not controlled, the girl has rejected him hurting his pride he gets angry and then crimes are committed.  This is the path of uncontrollable lust. 

    Best wishes.

  22. profile image51
    jingle28posted 10 years ago

    That is a list.  They are all equal.  Not one is worse than the other; but all bad.


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