7 Ways To Destroy Society

The late E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973) was a Methodist theologian and missionary.  He often talked about 7 of what he called “capital sins”.  These being foundational moral failures that eroded human life.  (these aren’t intended to compete with the medieval 7 Deadly Sins –  wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony – thanks to Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt for teaching those).

Jones’ list could also be titled:  7 ways to destroy society, as these sins erode the very foundations of justice and virtue she amongst us.

Rev. Jones is holding up three fingers here but he's got seven things to say.

Rev. Jones is holding up three fingers here but he’s got seven things to say.

They are:

1.)  Policies without Principles

2.)  Wealth without work

3.)  Pleasure without awareness

4.)  Knowledge without character

5.)  Business without morality

6.)  Science without humanity

7.)  Worship without sacrifice