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The concept of sin, which generally refers to the disobedience of or the transgression from tenets and behavioral strictures of a religion, has long existed in most traditions. The categorization of specific sins in the Christian tradition has its roots in the ascetic communities in early Christianity. Many early theologians believed that some sins were particularly dangerous and destructive. The seven deadly sins, also identified as capital sins, were particularly destructive because they led to other sins, spiritual alienation, and interpersonal estrangement, as well as communal, physical, and psychological harm. The remedies proposed for these sins vary. The seven deadly sins are identified as greed, pride, envy, lust, despair, gluttony, and anger and are considered idolatrous, because they lead people to worship things other than ...

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