Archive: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008
My vote goes to greed: greed is the sin most prevalent and harmful in the world today. Greed goes to the heart of many social and societal issues. Greed keeps war, violence and destruction of lives, limbs and property a dominating experience in the lives of many citizens of this planet.
By Lauren Artress | January 19, 2008; 7:10 PM ET | Comments (8)
Pride is the great motivator for 21st Century success and accomplishment.
By Samuel Rodriguez | January 19, 2008; 6:54 PM ET | Comments (7)
GREED is my choice. It’s both the worst and, in our society today, the most prevalent and harmful. But greed can be shamed by generosity, as in the life and work of Muhammad Yunus.
By Willis E. Elliott | January 19, 2008; 5:52 PM ET | Comments (43)
From my choice to join the Marines, to cramming through law school nights, to marrying into the right family, to angling for my position as Special Counsel to the President, I had been driven out of pride.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | January 18, 2008; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (35)
It appears, at least to me that selfishness is the seed of all sin; murder, robbery, lying, cheating, road rage, child abuse, embezzlement, discrimination, hatred and the list goes on.
By Lyle Dukes | January 18, 2008; 8:05 AM ET | Comments (53)
Our pride in being western post-enlightenment humans (or indeed our pride in having attained the degree of sophistication to call ourselves post-modernists!) gives us the further license to make up our own rules.
By Nicholas T. Wright | January 17, 2008; 2:32 PM ET | Comments (813)
The question itself—which is the worst of the sins?— is a temptation. It assumes a list, and it plays to our love of ranking and categories. But not so fast.
By William Tully | January 17, 2008; 1:37 PM ET | Comments (1)
Prideful behavior on every level is what caused this administration to violate 1,600 years of Christian moral reasoning, the Just War theory, and attack Iraq. This kind of prideful behavior is not only a political and strategic error, it is a fundamental faith error.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | January 17, 2008; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (136)
There is no list of "Deadly Sins" in Jewish theology, nor is there a list of worthy virtues. We do not believe that good and evil are defined by particular qualities.
By Adin Steinsaltz | January 17, 2008; 8:20 AM ET | Comments (32)
Shedding innocent blood, habitual lying or calculated divisiveness are far worse than many or all on the list of the "deadly seven."
By Michael Otterson | January 17, 2008; 7:36 AM ET | Comments (37)
As bad as all these things are, it may be gluttony and greed that will do us in as a species.
By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. | January 17, 2008; 6:38 AM ET | Comments (42)
Eboo Patel | The multicultural jet set shifts into constructive, youth-oriented action to counter the so-called Clash of Civilizations.
By Eboo Patel | January 16, 2008; 6:24 PM ET | Comments (50)
In my opinion the most deadly of the seven sins is GREED. It not only makes people selfish but it enables people to rob the poor for their own personal aggrandizement.
By Arun Gandhi | January 16, 2008; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (93)
Although there's nothing good to be said on behalf of gluttony and greed (and American society is certainly filled with both), it seems to me that envy is the most prevalent and destructive of all sins.
By Susan Jacoby | January 16, 2008; 9:25 AM ET | Comments (303)
There is no "gradation" of sin in Scripture.
By Cal Thomas | January 16, 2008; 8:05 AM ET | Comments (105)
GREED and its brothers and sisters ARROGANCE AND SELFISHNESS lead the pack.
By Bob Edgar | January 16, 2008; 7:08 AM ET | Comments (6)
Americans in particular consume excessively (both in terms of gluttony and lust, and in terms of electricity, gas, and other natural resources) while giving only a pittance to the poor of the world.
By Pamela K. Taylor | January 16, 2008; 6:08 AM ET | Comments (69)
Mr. Gandhi’s refusal to even reference the formal state of war that most Arab nations still maintain against Israel . . . reflects the moral blindness of his grandfather regarding Jews and deprives his moral analysis of the power it might otherwise posses
By David Saperstein | January 14, 2008; 5:35 PM ET | Comments (217)
The more American Jews become identified with the prevailing culture, the sooner they can expect the same future as so many other immigrant communities who assimilated into mainstream America and lost their unique identity.
By Adin Steinsaltz | January 14, 2008; 2:18 PM ET | Comments (60)
The Jewish faith is not burdened with the Christian notion that “Outside the Church there is no salvation;” or that only baptized Christians go to heaven.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | January 14, 2008; 1:15 PM ET | Comments (9)
Judaism in the United States has been inventive and adaptive.
By Gustav Niebuhr | January 14, 2008; 12:34 PM ET | Comments (1)
We have Iftars at the White House, a congressman who is Muslim, and a presidential candidate who is not only black but also attended madrassa as a child.
By Pamela K. Taylor | January 14, 2008; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (22)