Now, here's the thing. Gluttony is something that I think hits close to home for many geeks. It doesn't hit BELOW the belt . . . it hits IN the belt!!!
But temperance is a Christian virtue that is repeated throughout scripture. It's in the fruit of the spirit, actually, as "self-control" so it covers a lot more than just gluttony.
I've heard it said that pastors are willing and able to talk about other vices, like porn addiction, drug addiction, alcoholism, etc., but don't tackle gluttony because, well, when it comes to the food part of it (the most obvious in the definition) they aren't as willing to talk about it because, well, look at their waistline! GLUTTONY is one of the few deadly sins that, if you do it, people can know. Just by looking, oftentimes.
As someone who struggles with weight (but who has been fortunate not to suffer some of the health problems obesity can bring . . . yet), I was a little miffed that my co-host wanted to bring this one up first! But, here we are.
I think it's something that should be talked about. Unlike other, more secretive sins, this is one that is right out there in the open, but like other, more secretive sins, it is one that is not really talked about much.
Anyway, you can listen to the podcast - we have some fun talking about the subject and some example from sci-fi and fantasy, and PLEASE write in or record a message if you think we missed a good example or something about the subject we should have talked about - but you don't have to to join the conversation.
What are your thoughts?