Eighth Sin: Bullying

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The Eighth Sin:  Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?

I am accepting my seven deadly sins as pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth (Sin list and explanation).   I am going with bullying as the seventh sin.  I think that some of the original sins can feed into the rationales for why bullying occurs.  I detest bullying because of the long term impacts it can have on the person that is bullied, including their self esteem, self confidence and/or ability to trust other people.

In one sense committing a sin is something that can interrupt or prevent spiritual growth. I believe that the person bullied can definitely have theirs interrupted for the reasons stated before.  But so can the spiritual growth of the person bullying others.  They can gain an inflated understanding of their own self worth and how the world works.  They lose the ability to emphasise with someone different from themselves.  Bullying is my eighth deadly sin.




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  1. This was the first thing that I thought of as well when I saw this prompt…just need to get a into g to write something…very good post…

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    1. I would think it would take support to bolster their flagging self confidence and to stop them becoming bullies themselves. A fine line. Philosophies of no bullying tolerated is fine but only if there are real actions behind the words.


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