Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ceili, Nov 13, 2005.
What are your results?
I am a sloth in the 75% percentile. What the heck is a sloth Ceili?
Looking into it.......
Like the animal that shares its name, sloth is lazy, but there's more to it than that: it's a spiritual laziness. Before the list of sins to avoid was narrowed down to the seven we know today, there was acedia, the listlessness that afflicted monks around the middle of the day, and tristitia, or sadness. The two were combined into sloth by Pope Gregory the Great in the sixth century.
Sloth was considered a sin because it dissuaded people from their spiritual duties: helping others, going to church and achieving salvation. (The virtue against which sloth is said to sin is zeal.) To lose one's faith in God would be sinful indeed, and this is what one risked by being slothful.
In early medieval literature, sloth was often depicted as a person, sometimes a fat one, riding an ass (a slow, plodding beast); in Dante's Inferno, the slothful (or "sullen") are forever submerged in the Styx, their sighs creating ripples on its surface. This is an apt image, as sloth is often attributed to depression, and many who whose suffer from it describe feeling as though they are underwater.
It's probably fair to say that sloth is viewed today as the most benign of character flaws among the Seven Deadly Sins, and even in modern church teachings, sloth becomes a mortal sin only when it's deliberately (rather than inadvertently) committed by refusing to maintain a relationship with God.
I'm a Sloth too.........
I'm thinking most of us with this condition will fall under the same realm but was interested to see.
I think God will forgive us if our bodies fail us.
The next closest one is Lust, coming in at a distant 50%.
Yes, I WOULD rather take a nap.....
Sloth here, too.
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I'm just full of sin. Before this stupid Fibro, I would've totally been lust!
Here are mine - how the heck are they interpreted?
HA! I had to take a tie-breaker! I was tied between pride and slothfulness!!! LOL!!!
Well, in the end, Pride got the best of me-always does!!! PG
Ok, here are mine that is pretty funny, only now I feel lazier and well, I will let you guess what else, lol!!
sloth wins at 56%
Lust close 2nd at 50 %
gluttony, I am glad is a 0 sure does not explain why I have trouble lossing weight though, lol
When you look at my results, remember I have only been married a little over a year!! So I really do lust for my husband now, lol!!
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