At what point does gluttony start?
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(11-09-2011, 03:22 PM)drummerboy Wrote: I've read that Aquinas said that gluttony becomes sinful when you are willing to sin to get food.  That doesn't cover the basis of temperence in how much we eat though.

That seems almost too vague.

I've always seen gluttony the same way I see mental sins.  Throughout the course of the day you will find yourself with an unwelcome thought.  Once you recognize that to continue this thought with consent would be to sin, you have to put on the breaks and stop thinking about it.  Same thing with food and drink.  when in the course of eating or drinking, we will reach a point where to have more would be to an abuse to our bodies- at this point, we have to decide not to sin.  If we continue to eat or drink, then we've sinned.
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Re: At what point does gluttony start? - by Mithrandylan - 11-09-2011, 03:25 PM
Re: At what point does gluttony start? - by Tim - 11-17-2011, 11:56 PM
Re: At what point does gluttony start? - by Tim - 11-18-2011, 07:53 AM
Re: At what point does gluttony start? - by Tim - 11-18-2011, 08:09 AM
Re: At what point does gluttony start? - by Tim - 11-18-2011, 09:13 AM
Re: At what point does gluttony start? - by Tim - 11-18-2011, 04:16 PM



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