To be human means that your life will be full of errors and mistakes that you probably don’t remember. Sometimes the problems we cause are small like accidentally knocking over someone’s lunch at work or cutting somebody off in traffic. However, each simply mistake we make in our lives has a ripple effect into someone else’s. That person lunch you knock over could had been their last dime and that person you cut off might not be a good driver and hits the brake too hard causing a car crash. So I wonder is the devil really that busy or do we do most the work ourselves.
Seven Deadly Sins
There has always been the saying that all humans possess the seven deadly sins. Each of us suffering more in certain sins base off our personality. The seven are pride, lust, glutton, greed, sloth, and wrath.
At first having pride does not seem like it would be a bad thing to have however our pride can destroy us. When you see someone with too much pride they began to not accept others around them that do not remind them of themselves. For example Hitler, he took pride in the idea of the Aryan race and treated anyone who did not fit the dream he had with death. Pride is evil because it teaches you that you should never back down and that you are the right answer not matter how evil your actions are.
Humans lust after each other because it is human nature to reproduce. However, what is meant to be an act of love turns into pure selfishness. When all you do is lust after everyone in your sight people no longer trust you and the ones that try will only watch as you fail them over and over. Your lust can make people uneasy and if you can not control yourself there is a good chance you will end up with a law suit for sexually harassment. Worst you made cause the birth of several children that you probably have no intentions of taking care of because your lust is still searching for more.
Depending on your situation the action of gluttony will either drive you straight to the hospital or to poverty. This sin can take over you body faster than the others. However you can still be a nice person but all those people that do care about you watch as you eat yourself into an early grave. As food becomes more accessible more people suffer from over eating because it tastes good.
The need to want everything is common in many. Being greedy in America is so normalized that we made a holiday for it called Black Friday. The most insulting part of this is that the date is right after Thanksgiving which is suppose to be about being thankful for what you have, but Americans threw that right out the window. Though it is not surprising since this does celebrate the genocide of a whole nationality that still to this day suffers from the oppression for helping someone not die. I’m sure many of you have so many clothes that it would take you all day just to count them.
The sin of laziness. Most people do not view this sin as badly as the others but it is equally or more destructive than the others. Just think about it if the people in this world began to become so lazy that they would refuse to get out of bed or do any form of work the world would end. There are people in this world that refuse to work and this is dangerous for an economy because no one is making or buying. Taking no action is an action.
We are all too good at wrath. Since humans have existed we had plotted to kill each other starting with Cain & Abel. We take world way too lightly in the ways it takes lives, cultures, land, and other resources that will never be the same. During the cold war both side knew what it meant to send that missile. Such a violent act could had easily been the beginning of the end of the world. Yet both side pretend that they would push the button. This would have murder millions and they knew this because of what had happen in Japan. To this day the land touched by nuclear warfare is not longer livable for the human race. The idea that we still even consider nuclear warfare is enough proof that we will destroy ourselves before the devil even gets a chance.
Is The Devil Working Hard Or Are Humans Dangerous Enough?
I have been pondering this because of how we are made of flesh which is weak. Our flesh craves in ways that will overtake us while making us feel like this is just a lifestyle choice. Accepting that you are sick is the first step yet many will think you are the one that is sick for not doing whatever you want. The freedom we have brings us joy but is also the reason we suffer.