What are the "capital sins?" Are these the worst sins you can commit?


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What are the "capital sins?" Are these the worst sins you can commit?

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The capital sins are pride, avarice, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth. They're called capital sins not because they're necessarily worse than other sins, but because these are the sins which are the bases of other sins. Sometimes these are also known as the seven deadly sins.


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