"Is gluttony a sin?"
- Gluttony: a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously.
- a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something:
- a gluttony for work; a gluttony for punishment.
Emotional eating is an idol; we use food to self-medicate and feel better before we think to go to God with our concerns. I've heard pastors who preach vehemently against homosexuality and abortion, but who have never uttered a single world against gluttony, which is actually one of the seven deadly sins. Why are we ignoring this serious issue?
I figure it's easy to rail against sins committed mostly by those outside the church. Most churches don't have a significant numbers of gay people in the congregation, and so it's easy for us to pass judgment on them because they're "those other people." However, most churches do have a lot of overweight members; but for a pastor to challenge them would alienate people, thus shrinking tithes.
Question:Why is gluttony more accepted or at least tolerated over other sins?