Gluttony: Is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.

In 590 AD canned goods did not exist, neither did mass production of food. The cities had what they had, and the people needed to survive off of it. The rich comprising 10% of the population were eating as much as they possibly could, and the peasants followed suit, your ration of food would be in danger of depletion. The Empire wanted to make sure they could continue to have their massive feast. They needed to control the food stock; hence gluttony as a sin was born.

It should be pointed out; Christians looked down upon gluttony. They felt the over consumption of food is bad, because it leaves less for the needy. In addition there are passages in the Bible about gluttony. The empire was not following this teaching.

Proverbs 23:20-21 “Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.”

The peasants were simple-minded people who were denied education, and believed what the Empire said. Through weekly sessions of brainwashing; sorry I meant Mass. The people were led like sheep; conformed into mindless religious slaves who bow down to the Empire. This is still happening today, it goes on in our churches, public schools, jobs, and the entertainment we watch on television. The only difference is today we are into mindless consumer slaves, who bow down to our corporate masters.

The problem I have is during this time period, and on through the Dark Ages the Church convinced the masses that transgressions such as the seven deadly sins would lead you to eternal damnation. They controlled the people with fear. The times may have changed, but unfortunately the methods have not. What is worse many people do not recognize, nor do we analyze exactly how hard we are getting fucked in the ass. We just eat our McDonald’s smile and clock our tickets to hell.

  1. Gluttony is a SERIOUS problem for American society. In so many areas, we consume far more per capita than almost anyone else. Utilizing your example, we’re the rich brats and the rest of the world are the peasants.

    IF there was a God and in her divine beneficence she decided to remove the US and all inhabitants from existence, global warming would cease to be an issue. It might return in time, but it wouldn’t be such a problem now. The world would also be a bit more peaceful.

    • Tim Lundmark says:

      I agree, we are a nation of consume and doom. How did you stumble upon this post? I wrote it back in January. I did just recently edit it. Did it come up as a new post? I really don’t think we even realize how badly we treat our earth. This Tao continues to give, and we continue to take, and as a result the mother of all 10,000 things suffers by our hand.

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