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The Seven Convention-al Sins 2 Samuel 11:1-15

The Seven Convention-al Sins

Our acceptance of sin has become so conventional that we are now gathering in national associations to satisfy and support our desires. But this slide into sin is nothing new — it’s been gathering momentum since King David spotted Bathsheba in her bath.

For an alternate approach pertaining to Ephesians 3:14-21, see The Trinity Tornado.

There’s nothing unconventional about a convention of neonatal nurses, mortgage bankers, Boy Scouts, forensic counselors, scrapbookers, insurance agents or endoscopic surgeons.

But what about a Lust Convention?

Dan Savage, syndicated sex columnist (“Savage Love,” not a column we recommend), has written a most unusual book, one that you will not want to use as a source of bedtime stories for your children or grandchildren. Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America contains the stories of a number of average American citizens as they gleefully commit each of the Seven Deadly Sins — lust, greed, gluttony, sloth, anger, envy and pride.

Savage discovered that it was rather easy to find these sinners. In fact, he found that they were very conventional in their sinning — conventional in the sense that they seem to enjoy gathering with large numbers of like-minded souls in conventions devoted to their favorite sins.

Savage took part in a lust...

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