Originally Posted by Derek40
When is over-eating actually gluttony?
Most overweight people it is due to a gradual accumulation of more calories than they needed over many years, some days more than others.
Most people over-eat on special occassions such as Christmas, and usually know it and try to redeem themselves in the following days.
It falls into the same grey area as drinking alcohol, when does a glass of wine progress to the sin of drunkeness, or should we really just abstain?
Other sins are absolute - eg envy, adultery stealing etc - and there is no grey area.
good question,I have no idea.perhaps even eating the wrong foods too much could be considered gluttony ..? by that token,wouldn't not exercising enough and things like smoking be considered a form of gluttony,ie-not taking care of the body?
that is why I tend to think of gluttony as being selfish and hogging food and things when others don't have enough..sort of like when Jesus fed the crowd fish,if someone had kept many of the fish all for themselves,and didn't share any with others.