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PostSubject: Sin of Sloth   Mon 01 Feb 2010, 2:34 am

Sloth (deadly sin)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins

More than other sins, the definition of sloth has changed considerably since its original inclusion among the seven deadly sins. In fact it was first called the sin of sadness or despair. It had been in the early years of Christianity characterized by what modern writers would now describe as melancholy: apathy, depression, and joylessness — the last being viewed as being a refusal to enjoy the goodness of God and the world God created. Originally, its place was fulfilled by two other aspects, acedia and sadness. The former described a spiritual apathy that affected the faithful by discouraging them from their religious work. Sadness (tristitia in Latin) described a feeling of dissatisfaction or discontent, which caused unhappiness with one's current situation. When Thomas Aquinas selected acedia for his list, he described it as an "uneasiness of the mind", being a progenitor for lesser sins such as restlessness and instability. Dante refined this definition further, describing sloth as being the "failure to love God with all one's heart, all one's mind and all one's soul." He also described it as the middle sin, and as such was the only sin characterised by an absence or insufficiency of love. In his "Purgatorio", the slothful penitents were made to run continuously at top speed.

The modern view of the vice, as highlighted by its contrary virtue of zeal or diligence, is that it represents the failure to utilize one's talents and gifts. For example, a student who does not work beyond what is required (and thus fails to achieve his or her full potential) could be labeled slothful.

Current interpretations are therefore much less stringent and comprehensive than they were in medieval times, and portray sloth as being more simply a sin of laziness or indifference, of an unwillingness to act, an unwillingness to care (rather than a failure to love God and his works). For this reason sloth is now often seen as being considerably less serious than the other sins, more a sin of omission than of commission.
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PostSubject: Re: Sin of Sloth   Mon 01 Feb 2010, 2:34 am

Notice how Sin of Sloth changed its definition over time. This change is
very important.

I believe the earlier definition dealt with the fact that we are
the only ones who can destroy our own soul, our ghost in the machine.
And to do this is one of the 7 deadly sins. We must guard against this
destruction, as it is our own responsibility as individuals.

It's this despair of heart which causes inaction which is self
destructive to spirit, a sin against oneself through self anger,
depression, etc. We are the only ones who can destroy our own soul, our
ghost in the machine, which I believe is one pf the primary objectives
of propaganda today. As Hegel said, once the spirit of a nation is
gone there is no hope of turning back
, and this is precisely what they aim to achieve.

Yet, the modified definition deals with laziness; the
unwillingness to do "God's work."

This more recent definition is one that better fits within their Marxist
system, making someone who refuses to work within their system sinful.
The definition was modified so that its meaning changed from from
protecting ones own soul to one of refusing to work, which is refusing
to go along.
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PostSubject: Re: Sin of Sloth   Mon 01 Feb 2010, 1:48 pm

Bert.G wrote:
Notice how Sin of Sloth changed its definition over time. This change is
very important.

I believe the earlier definition dealt with the fact that we are
the only ones who can destroy our own soul, our ghost in the machine.
And to do this is one of the 7 deadly sins. We must guard against this
destruction, as it is our own responsibility as individuals.

It's this despair of heart which causes inaction which is self
destructive to spirit, a sin against oneself through self anger,
depression, etc. We are the only ones who can destroy our own soul, our
ghost in the machine, which I believe is one pf the primary objectives
of propaganda today. As Hegel said, once the spirit of a nation is
gone there is no hope of turning back
, and this is precisely what they aim to achieve.
Yet, the modified definition deals with laziness; the unwillingness to do "God's work."


This more recent definition is one that better fits within their Marxist
system, making someone who refuses to work within their system sinful.
The definition was modified so that its meaning changed from from
protecting ones own soul to one of refusing to work, which is refusing
to go along.
Yes, this is a *crucial* point which needs to be pointed out again and again. It's descending like a black cloud over many of the better-informed, the very people who have the qualities we need to fight the plague of the insane and powermad among us. Thank you for reminding us of this.
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