You might be thinking that greed or envy are most acceptable, because of our materialistic culture. I don't think so.
Maybe it is pride. We think too much of ourselves. Not #1 though.
What about sloth. Just look at your average Gen X'er. Nope.
We are such a violent people, could it be wrath? I ain't buying it.
That leaves us with GLUTTONY, which I believe has become the most socially acceptable deadly sin.
Evidence #1 - The new Starbucks Trenta cup is bigger than the average adult stomach:
Evidence #2 - Our debt:
Of course, it's not much—if any—different from a Big Gulp or any movie theater's large beverage container. But for some reason coffee's just that much more insidious. You'll be able to sample one for yourself when the Trenta rolls out nationwide by May 3rd.
*Average credit card debt per household with credit card debt: $15,788Evidence #3 - Our Weight:
*Total U.S. consumer debt: $2.42 trillion, as of June 2010
Once considered an affliction of the lazy and indulgent, obesity now affects about one-third of Americans. The epidemic has swept up the wealthy, middle class and the poor; city dwellers, suburbanites and those in rural areas; and people of all races and ethnicities.Of course their are multiple other examples. The fact is - we accept this vice. The saying "never enough of a good thing" has found a home.
Pray for change. Pray for and practice temperance.