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Old 10-16-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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Do you think obese Christians who live lives of gluttony, indulging their taste buds and uncontrolled appetites, are sinning?
Why or why not?
(Please don't derail the thread with posts like "oh I know this girl who has hypothyroidism" --- I think most of us are aware that there are some {but rather few} legitimate medical conditions that can cause obesity, or the appearance of same. I am referring to people who are Christians, but who choose to INDULGE themselves with food, and are fat.)

Now, are they "living a sinful life?

Why or why not?
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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Do you think obese Christians who live lives of gluttony, indulging their taste buds and uncontrolled appetites, are sinning?
Why or why not?
(Please don't derail the thread with posts like "oh I know this girl who has hypothyroidism" --- I think most of us are aware that there are some {but rather few} legitimate medical conditions that can cause obesity, or the appearance of same. I am referring to people who are Christians, but who choose to INDULGE themselves with food, and are fat.)

Now, are they "living a sinful life?

Why or why not?
Gluttony truly is a sin and I feel it everytime I eat a huge mexican meal (I just Loooooove Mexican) and then I get that lust in my heart for that delicious chocolate dessert (because I just Loooooooove chocolate too) and I'm not fat....just pleasingly plump

Seriously...it's a sin because most use food to fill a void that only God can fill...it's just idolatry in a different form. We have the means to quit eating when we are full but some choose to ignore it and keep on.....like we all do at Thanksgiving
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Do you think obese Christians who live lives of gluttony, indulging their taste buds and uncontrolled appetites, are sinning?
Why or why not?
(Please don't derail the thread with posts like "oh I know this girl who has hypothyroidism" --- I think most of us are aware that there are some {but rather few} legitimate medical conditions that can cause obesity, or the appearance of same. I am referring to people who are Christians, but who choose to INDULGE themselves with food, and are fat.)

Now, are they "living a sinful life?

Why or why not?
So how do you define "too much", or "indulge".

Is one cookie too much? or is it three, or ten?
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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So how do you define "too much", or "indulge".

Is one cookie too much? or is it three, or ten?
I think what I meant is pretty obvious. I think we all know what "obese" means. It means FAT.

It means habitually shovelling food down your gullet until you are OBESE; not being able to control your appetite and you wind up like a blimp.

Clear enough for you?
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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So how do you define "too much", or "indulge".

Is one cookie too much? or is it three, or ten?
I usually guage by my posterior....if I need a wide load sign....it may be too much

Just kidding....we all can recognize when we've had too much to eat. Just think about how you feel after a big Thanksgiving dinner...most of the time I have to unbuttom my pants I've eaten so much.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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My granddaughter and I just came back from a very long and leisurely Chinese meal at our favorite Chinese restaurant..Boy I am just full of sin right now..Had to unsnap my jeans just to drive home

Overindulging in a good meal now and then at a favorite restaurant
with my beloved daughters and/or granddaughters is to me....heavenly

Yes, we are all a few pounds over the accepted weight charts..Big. Beautiful, healthy, active, God loving girls
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I think what I meant is pretty obvious. I think we all know what "obese" means. It means FAT.

It means habitually shovelling food down your gullet until you are OBESE; not being able to control your appetite and you wind up like a blimp.

Clear enough for you?
wow...how awfully insensitive this thread is...and reading this post...even worse......

...do you even care if you may be hurting someone...?...obviously not.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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I do think it's sin, and I think we're all guilty to some extent.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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I think what I meant is pretty obvious. I think we all know what "obese" means. It means FAT.

It means habitually shovelling food down your gullet until you are OBESE; not being able to control your appetite and you wind up like a blimp.

Clear enough for you?
I truly think people who engage in this behavior have other issues...food is just what they use to make them feel better for the short term. The trouble is you feel even worse after you eaten like a porker. I imagine it's no different for the drug addict or the alcoholic. It's being used to dull the pain of whatever is bothering them....a void I truly feel can only be filled by God.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I think what I meant is pretty obvious. I think we all know what "obese" means. It means FAT.

It means habitually shovelling food down your gullet until you are OBESE; not being able to control your appetite and you wind up like a blimp.

Clear enough for you?
No it's not clear.
I know very obese people who eat less than skinny people.
I know skinny people who eat large amounts.
I know people who are overly srupulous, and are obsessive about their intake.
I know people who are full of joy and love God's creation and all of it's gifts who absolutley make eating inspirational
So, no. I still don't know what you mean.
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