But what is avarice in the 21st century? What is extortion? What is idolatry?
I think that's one of the points George is getting at, because it's very easy to discuss sexual matters because we still have pretty strong cultural mores on what constitutes "immoral" sexual activity even if some people try to weasel out of it.
But do we ever start to ask ourselves if we engage or abet extortion when enter into a contract with a credit card, which, in and of itself can be seen as a form of avarice as we attempt to live beyond our means? All this leads to the worship of Almighty Dollar, of course.
Before anyone starts, I am not saying that discussions on sexual immorality are overdone; I am merely supporting ozgeorge in his statement that talking about sex is easy; the other stuff St. Paul mentions is not so easy for us, it appears.