Christian bakers: Wouldnt ANY wedding violate the deadly sin of gluttony?

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    I find it fascinating that Christian bakers would say that catering a gay wedding would violate their rights because their religion doesn't support it.

    Lets think about that for a moment. A Christian baker catering weddings. With huge cakes, lots and lots of food, usually an open bar, sweets, excess food and drink.

    Wouldn't all that violate the Christian belief that gluttony, one of the 7 deadly sins, is wrong???

    Defined: Gluttony, derived from the Latin gluttire meaning to gulp down or swallow, means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items to the point of extravagance or waste. In some Christian denominations, it is considered one of the seven deadly sins—a misplaced desire of food or its withholding from the needy.

    So, unless that Christian baker is baking a tiny, minimalist sized cake, and then spreading all the excess cake around to the needy, and demanding the excess food and drink be made available to the needy.......wouldn't they be violating the belief of their religion, since gluttony which occurs at EVERY wedding is occurring in the baker's presence?


    Hmmm. This should be interesting.
     
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    What about a Wall Street or Hollywood couple's wedding, both of whom violate "Lust" and "Greed" as the desires for sex, money, fame or power, and their wedding surely would violate a lot of the 7 deadly sins?

    Or "Sloth", laziness in physical or spiritual form, where a person who is lazy in their pursuit of God is a sinner. Would the Christian baker cater two straight people who are paying a lot of money for a wedding ceremony at their home......but they happen to be atheist?
     
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    Never ceases to amaze me how much non Christians know about Christianity. It would appear that it is rooted in a love and embrace of Christian values but the reality is, it is rooted in the love of holding your enemies against their own rules and morals.
     
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    This is a bit far fetched. The Bible lists the 10 commandments, not those 7 deadly sins. Those 7 deadly sins originated with the monk Evagrius Ponticus in the 4th Century, and have no specific mention in Biblical canon. The seven deadly sins we take after are listed in Proverbs, bucs. These are the seven things God hates and see as an abomination:

    1. A proud look
    2. A lying tongue
    3. Hands that shed innocent blood
    4. A heart that devises wicked plots
    5. Feet that are swift to run into mischief
    6. A deceitful witness that uttereth lies
    7. Him that soweth discord among brethren

    Likewise, another longer list, given this time by the Epistle to the Galatians (Galatians 5:19-21), includes more of the traditional seven sins: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, "and such like". Paul goes on to say that those of us who practice these sins will not inherit the kingdom of God, HOWEVER, we can seek forgiveness of these sins to avoid paying the price.

    You mischaracterize Christianity, bucs and I resent that deeply.
     
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    Well, there is also a lot of stuff in the Bible that we no longer believe is right.

    But, as for your list, includes "drunkenness". So, should a Christian baker refuse to cater any wedding where alcoholic beverage will be served????

    As for the first list, wouldn't the wedding dress and tux be a "proud look", or the excess taken in the decoration of God's house for this ceremony?

    I find it funny how selective Christians are about what they feel violates their religious freedom...while being fine participating in things that obviously violate Christian beliefs.
     
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    I'm a Christian Buddhist. So, I have a different view.
     
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    A wha?

    http://appliedbuddhism.com/2010/08/18/can-you-be-a-buddhist-christian/
     
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    Cake isn't good for you.

    Expensive, too, to have all of Moochelle's Hints For Happy Heallth tattooed on top in pink frosting.
     
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    The essence of gluttony lies in the glutton...not in the cake.
     
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    Jesus...we need a world war....
     

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