Of course, any
mortal sin that is unrepented 'purchases damnation'. Nevertheless, judging a
sin to be 'the worst' could be approached from different angles. For example...
* I believe, objectively speaking, that the very worst
possible sin in the world today or any day would be against God himself (e.g.
intentional abuse of the
Holy Eucharist, Christ's very flesh & blood)
* Scripture refers to 'unforgivable
sins' against the Holy Spirit, so those might be considered 'worst sins' for
those who commit them
* We were told by a
Fatima seer in the 20th century that...
souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason." (Bl.
...so perhaps those might be considered 'worst sins' due to
* The 'worst sin' against another person, objectively
speaking, would seem to be intentional murder due to its finality (although it
might be argued that some other sins could be worse than murder)
* Of course any
mortal sin before death
that one has not repented of could be considered the 'worst sin' for that person
it resulted in damnation
* A user-submitted article
here with the title "The Worst Sin in the Entire World" makes a 'compelling
case' that another sin that is rampant today is the 'worst sin' of all because
it poses a very grave danger to one's salvation (participants may "have
purchased for themselves a ticket to hell for all eternity for the price of a
few years of fleeting 'happiness' on earth")
It seems that this
topic provides a good subject for debate. Do remember, however, that
all sin can be
forgiven, even the most heinous, for those truly contrite so the 'worst sin'
does not ultimately have to result the worst outcome.
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