Immoderate Desires I: The Deadly Sin of Gluttony

Posted March 5, 2019 2:48 am by Anthony S. Layne

Immoderate Desires I: The Deadly Sin of Gluttony

Gluttony. It’s not a word we commonly hear or read in conversation anymore. We may merely think of it as a “fat-shaming” synonym for overeating. But the seven capital (or “deadly”) sins are basically good desires and emotions that have grown beyond reason and necessity to become traps for the soul and drivers of sinful behavior. Although obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., the sin of gluttony has more ramifications than weight gain. I begin this series on the deadly sins with gluttony because it’s the one from which I suffer the most.
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