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THE British public no longer believes that the Seven Deadly Sins have any relevance to their lives and think they should be brought up to date to reflect modern society.
According to a new poll, the original list of cardinal sins - anger, gluttony, sloth, envy, pride, lust and greed - do not have the power they once had.
Instead, a new list of contemporary taboos has been drawn up to capture the essence of modern morality.
Perpetrators of the original sins were believed to suffer eternal damnation - but only greed has survived the ages to still be considered especially bad. The poll, commissioned by the BBC, found that people now believe cruelty - not one of the original seven - is Britainâ€™s worst sin.
Some sins on the modern list, are closer to what the Bible says are big-time sins, but then all sins are all fatal in the eternal sense. Adultery is specifically mentioned as they serious sin, while what might fall under the category of lust, I think the list of "deadly" sins never reflected what the Bible said about sin.
People like Robert Schuller did away with the word, "sin" in their vocabulary years ago -- God never has though.