Daily Inspiration

September 4, 2014
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Seven Deadly Sins of the Internet

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

~ James 4:17

When I started doing Daily Inspiration, it was because people need a lift every day, and I was worried about being too often negative, or at least too analytic. And so here I am, with a negative graphic and topic, because the graphic is so hilarious I could not resist it. These are the Seven Deadly Sins on the Internet. I'm sure most people will miss at least a few, so I'm just going to describe each sin and the website representing it in our short space.

  1. Envy is the desire for something someone else possesses, i.e. covetousness. The website is Facebook - People stalk their friends, stirring up jealousy at what they have on recent activities.
  2. While Sloth is sometimes defined as physical laziness, spiritual laziness is emphasized. The website is Netflix, which makes so many movies and television shows available to the public that someone could spend the rest of their life on the couch.
  3. Greed is an excessive desire for and pursuit of material possessions. The website is Ebay - Instant shopping comes full of deals so you can purchase even more. Beware: may create shopaholics.
  4. Pride is excessive belief in one's own abilities or importance, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. The website is Twitter - Self-promotion at its finest, as people are constantly tweeting their latest thoughts, no matter how trivial.
  5. Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than one requires. The website is Seamless.com - Food just a couple of keyboard strokes away on this food delivery site.
  6. Lust is an intentional seeking for sexual stimulation outside marriage. The website is YouPorn. 'Nuff said.
  7. Wrath is anger that one does not seek to resolve in the spirit of Godly love. The website is 4chan.com, where users often attack other websites and Internet users.

Lord, lead me away from sin and towards your perfect holiness. Amen.

~ Mason Barge
Editor, Daily Prayer

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