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The 7 Deadly Sins of Modern Times

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Ravi is a traveler and foodie who loves to visit off-the-beaten-track places and understand the culture, history and customs behind them.

The 7 Deadly Sins revisited in modern times...

The 7 Deadly Sins revisited in modern times...

In Roman Catholic theology, there are 7 deadly sins that spur other sins and encourage immoral behavior. First enumerated by Pope Gregory I (the Great) in the 6th century, these sins are often thought to be gross abuses that every human being need to curb to prevent dire consequences. And in modern times these sins have transformed into their more sinister forms.

And here are some of the sins of modern times….

Tinder.

Her bumtastic bod,

evokes passions across men.

Is it love or lust?


Yelp.

Don’t be a glutton.

Instead, be a connoisseur,

of lip-smacking food.


Linkedin.

Corporate ladder;

Greedy people don’t climb steps.

They use connections.


Netflix.

Don’t call me lazy.

I am a couch potato,

in deep thinking mode.


Twitter.

Don’t incur my wrath.

I can unleash countless trolls,

destroying your peace.


Facebook.

Vacation pictures;

his friends turn green with envy.

Manufactured fame.


Instagram.

Flamboyantly proud;

My translucent, perfect face.

I am a diva.

Comments

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on March 02, 2021:

Thanks Flourish

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 02, 2021:

I loved the way you looked at these platforms and translated them into motivations.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on March 02, 2021:

Thanks James

James C Moore from Joliet, IL on March 02, 2021:

Creative take on the expression of classical sins by modern technology.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on March 02, 2021:

Thanks Chirangada

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on March 02, 2021:

Thanks Misbah

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on March 02, 2021:

Thanks Sankhajit

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 02, 2021:

Nice, thoughtful and clever writing. I wasn't expecting this.

Thank you for sharing this. I really enjoyed reading it.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on March 02, 2021:

I am just doing one sin "Netflix"

Thank God, You saved me from the rest they are deadly :)

Nice Share Ravi

Blessings

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on March 02, 2021:

well said. reality of truth.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on March 02, 2021:

Thanks manatita for your comments.

manatita44 from london on March 02, 2021:

Sweet way of looking at it. A bit like the new seven wonders idea. I'm happy that you included one of the original sins in your carefully chosen seven pieces. Beautifully done and great for a laugh.

However, long after these things die, our inner problems will remain. They have survived thousands of years! So it's good to let the reader know that these outer things are merely catalysts for an inner problem. The basic message of Spirituality is that the 'sin' is within us, not outside. Still, noble effort. Much Love, Bro.

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