Formal Introduction To A New Blog

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First, I would like to thank all of my readers for their patience over the last few days. I know that most of y’all have seen the posts regarding the ball python information. I also know that snakes, in general, are not everyone’s cup of tea, but they happen to be a big part of my own personal life. Don’t feel bad, my wife is not a really big fan of snakes either, but she trusts me enough to know I won’t let them “get her”. Unfortunately, she has an old school fear which no amount of education has been ever able to sway her opinions. Such is life though. As a friend reminded me, it is what it is, and that sums it up.

In the end, a plan has been executed to blend in the information here in 3 ways. A tab has been added above, “Guide To Ball Pythons Blog” which is a general information page on the new blog. A link called “Guide To Ball Pythons” has been added to the right of this blood which can be found under the heading, Scorpion Sting Around The Web. Lastly, y’all have probably noticed the re-blogging of posts originating from the brand new blog I’ve created which is completely dedicated to ball pythons called “Guide To Ball Pythons“, that will continue each time a new post is created. Everyone is welcome to follow Guide To Ball Pythons, comment on posts from Guide To Ball Pythons, and share or re-blog or both information found on Guide To Ball Pythons.

I appreciate y’all taking the time to review the new, yet growing, blog. In the end, my goal will have been achieved, which is further education and information for people considering taking on the responsibility of caring for a ball python. As well, my personal experiences might help current owners and ball python enthusiasts. In fact, the first post covers a person’s careful considerations if thinking about if a ball python is the right choice for them personally, called “Is A Ball Python The Right Choice?”. Anyway, thank y’all for reading and hope y’all enjoy the information provided.

What Are The Seven Deadly Sins?

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  • PRIDE is excessive belief in one’s own abilities, that interferes with the individual’s recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity. Your punishment in Hell will be: You’ll be broken on the wheel. Associated symbols: Pride is linked with the horse and the color violet.
  • ENVY is the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation. Your punishment in Hell will be: You’ll be put in freezing water. Associated symbols: Envy is linked with the dog and the color green.
  • GLUTTONY is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires. Your punishment in Hell will be: You’ll be force-fed rats, toads, and snakes. Associated symbols: Gluttony is linked with the pig and the color orange.
  • LUST is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body. Your punishment in Hell will be: You’ll be smothered in fire and brimstone. Associated symbols: Lust is linked with the cow and the color blue.
  • ANGER is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath. Your punishment in Hell will be: You’ll be dismembered alive. Associated symbols: Anger is linked with the bear and the color red.
  • GREED is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness. Your punishment in Hell will be: You’ll be boiled alive in oil. Associated symbols: Greed is linked with the frog and the color yellow.
  • SLOTH is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work. Your punishment in Hell will be: You’ll be thrown into snake pits. Associated symbols: Sloth is linked with the goat and the color light blue.

The seven deadly sins are the sins to which we as humans are most susceptible because of our fallen human nature. They are the tendencies that cause us to commit all other sins.  They are called “deadly” because, if we engage in them willingly, they deprive us of sanctifying grace, the life of God in our souls. The Seven Deadly Sins have been in existence since man’s exile from paradise. Ever since the days of Adam of Eve, we encounter seven deadly sins. These seven deadly sins make a definite borderline between what is good and what is bad. All stories in Bible mention each of these sins which result in death and Hell. These stories educate and instruct followers about man’s tendency to sin. Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth are the major sins. These sins represent the opposition to the seven major virtues, which each person should possess from the point of view of Christianity. They are accordingly opposed to the seven primary virtues of Humility, Love, Faith, Self-Control, Kindness, Generosity, and Zeal.

So, my big question will be is it possible for any man, woman, or child to live their life to the fullest without Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth. I may not agree with the Bible but I do know this little tidbit, based on the writings found inside it, and that is that the sinister places described within are very descriptive, very colorful, and very ruthless. Again, as it is written, Christians are forced to fear being alive and just living their lives. Doesn’t seem like a fair way to live one’s life if you ask me. Can y’all imagine if the authors of the New Testament were around today? Could y’all imagine the horror movies they would be capable of writing? My own observations of the Bible are like this, IT is full of drama, horror, death, doom, “sin”, adventure, and fantasy. I repeated get told not to take the Bible literally because it isn’t written literally. Final question, then I’m done. If I’m not to take the Bible as literal does this mean it’s not a biography, that it’s not historical, and not factual? Seems to be the case, therefore, in my eyes, it remains some of the best fictional writing known to mankind.

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