I know i’ve kind of evaded writing about the real meaning of the sins in relation to myself, except for envy and gluttony (unfortunately that’s all me).
For greed and lust I deflected the topic by talking about others. Well, I’m sure that’s understandable and hence, I’m gonna do it again for pride.
What I’ve been realizing lately is how some people who are otherwise smart and kind, can actually be pretty stubborn and too proud to change their mind.
The polite term is to say these people are determined; the simple Dr Phil way is just to say they are snobs.
We all know some of these people – they are nice people at heart and mean well, I’m sure. But they refuse to listen properly to facts that are contrary to their beliefs.
Some verses in the Quran also pay tribute (or rather, warnings) to them. Amazingly, the descriptions are rather apt and illustrates how human behavior haven’t changed in 1300 years.
The verses refer to them as ‘blind’ (How can you compare someone who can see and someone who is blind?). I think this is true. Take, for instance, a scientist friend of mine who is a free thinker.
Even when someone remarks on how the prophets of major religions are the same and statistically a case could be made that they existed, she still refuses to listen and harps on about how oppression could result in the ‘miracles’.
Err, did she not hear what was just said? The point just flew in and out of one ear and then we were on to talk about something else.
It just shows how sometimes, the smarter and more successful you are, the human brain may be able to understand and formulate all kinds of technical concepts; but lack understanding of faith.
That is a concept that caters to the heart and soul. If you cant find one while you are living, may God help you when you are alone in the afterlife.
On the other hand,these people tend to be pretty successful and rich so they must be doing something right. Just don’t challenge their opinions…