Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: The Seven Social Sins

  1. Top | #1
    Administrator lpetrich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    Posts
    15,264
    Archived
    16,829
    Total Posts
    32,093
    Rep Power
    95

    The Seven Social Sins

    The 7 Social Sins | Intellectual Takeout
    • Politics without Principles
    • Wealth without Work
    • Pleasure without Conscience
    • Knowledge without Character
    • Conscience without Morality
    • Science without Humanity
    • Worship without Sacrifice


    nterestingly, you usually see the above "sins" attributed to Gandhi, as he published them in his weekly newspaper in 1925. But Gandhi is not the origin of this list. Rather it was first uttered earlier that year in a sermon delivered in Westminster Abbey by an Anglican priest named Frederick Lewis Donaldson. Here is a picture of a newspaper clipping of what Donaldson originally referred to as the "7 Deadly Social Evils":
    (then that picture)

    Unfortunately, I've never seen them adequately explained.

  2. Top | #2
    Veteran Member Tigers!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    On the wing waiting for a kick.
    Posts
    2,287
    Archived
    2,558
    Total Posts
    4,845
    Rep Power
    60
    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    • Politics without Principles
    • Wealth without Work
    • Pleasure without Conscience
    • Knowledge without Character
    • Conscience without Morality
    • Science without Humanity
    • Worship without Sacrifice


    Interestingly, you usually see the above "sins" attributed to Gandhi, as he published them in his weekly newspaper in 1925. But Gandhi is not the origin of this list. Rather it was first uttered earlier that year in a sermon delivered in Westminster Abbey by an Anglican priest named Frederick Lewis Donaldson. Here is a picture of a newspaper clipping of what Donaldson originally referred to as the "7 Deadly Social Evils":
    I'll start the ball rolling
    • Politics without Principles - Going into politics for the the power it can give or the rush you get lording over others.
    • Wealth without Work - Given so much money you don't know what to do with it or having no idea (nor wishing ton know) how that wealth was generated.
    • Pleasure without Conscience
    • Knowledge without Character
    • Conscience without Morality
    • Science without Humanity - Science should be in the service of humanity not our master. Using science to further your aims or power.
    • Worship without Sacrifice


    Perhaps other can fill in the missing ones or expand on mine.
    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

  3. Top | #3
    the baby-eater
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Straya
    Posts
    4,350
    Archived
    1,750
    Total Posts
    6,100
    Rep Power
    44
    Politics without Principles
    Donald Trump and every Republican who kept him in power.

    Wealth without Work
    Inherited wealth and landlords.

    So, Donald Trump, again.

    (Welfare recipients don't count, because they aren't wealthy.)

    Pleasure without Conscience
    KFC birthday party in Melbourne costs $26,000 in Covid-19 fines after police track order
    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...ce-track-order

    Knowledge without Character
    Cardinal George Pell Knew of Clergy Sex Abuse, Australian Report Finds
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/w...orge-pell.html

    Conscience without Morality
    lolwut

    Science without Humanity
    Skinner Marketing: We're the Rats, and Facebook Likes Are the Reward
    https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...reward/276613/

    Worship without Sacrifice
    Prosperity doctrine AKA prosperity theology. (And one of these nuts is the Australian PM. I thought the Mad Monk was the worst we was going to get!)

  4. Top | #4
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    GTA Ontario
    Posts
    1,069
    Archived
    2,167
    Total Posts
    3,236
    Rep Power
    49
    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers! View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    • Politics without Principles
    • Wealth without Work
    • Pleasure without Conscience
    • Knowledge without Character
    • Conscience without Morality
    • Science without Humanity
    • Worship without Sacrifice


    Interestingly, you usually see the above "sins" attributed to Gandhi, as he published them in his weekly newspaper in 1925. But Gandhi is not the origin of this list. Rather it was first uttered earlier that year in a sermon delivered in Westminster Abbey by an Anglican priest named Frederick Lewis Donaldson. Here is a picture of a newspaper clipping of what Donaldson originally referred to as the "7 Deadly Social Evils":
    I'll start the ball rolling
    • Politics without Principles - Going into politics for the the power it can give or the rush you get lording over others.
    • Wealth without Work - Given so much money you don't know what to do with it or having no idea (nor wishing ton know) how that wealth was generated.
    • Pleasure without Conscience
    • Knowledge without Character
    • Conscience without Morality
    • Science without Humanity - Science should be in the service of humanity not our master. Using science to further your aims or power.
    • Worship without Sacrifice


    Perhaps other can fill in the missing ones or expand on mine.
    "Worship without Sacrifice" is meaningless
    All but one of the remaining 6 are equally or more gravely sins if the terms are reversed.
    principles without politics
    work without wealth
    conscience without pleasure
    morality without conscience
    humanity without science

  5. Top | #5
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,901
    Archived
    4,797
    Total Posts
    9,698
    Rep Power
    68
    • Politics without Principles - You're pursuing advantages for your ingroup instead of for my ingroup.
    • Wealth without Work - I don't understand how what you do contributes to production; therefore it doesn't contribute to production.
    • Pleasure without Conscience - You aren't doing it in the Missionary position.
    • Knowledge without Character - All that education was useless since it failed to convert you to my religion.
    • Conscience without Morality - You are following your conscience; you should be following my conscience.
    • Science without Humanity - Before you consider whether a hypothesis is true you must check if it's something you're permitted to believe.
    • Worship without Sacrifice -

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •