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The new Seven Deadly Sins....

His Holiness, Pope Benedict Darth Sidious has deemed it necessary to update the traditional seven deadly sin list adding seven modern mortal social sins. *raises eyebrow*

The new list reads as follows:

  1. Environmental pollution
  2. Genetic manipulation
  3. Accumulating excessive wealth
  4. Inflicting poverty
  5. Drug trafficking and consumption
  6. Morally debatable experiments
  7. Violation of fundamental rights of human nature 

Well that sure makes my life a lot easier! I'm too broke to worry about half of them, I certainly don't harm the environment, no drugs ever pollute my body (unless you count  prescriptions, aspirin and vitamins?) ummm, does does plastic surgery count as genetic manipulation or morally debatable experiments - I don't think so?? Meh, so pretty much I am off the hook. Those sins are SO much easier to deal with than pride, envy, gluttony, lust, greed, sloth and anger. As for the original seven, I must commit all of those at least once a day. *eyedart* And by the way, I personally think the church promotes this all wrong - that is, I'm certain everyone and their brother can name some if not all of the original seven deadly sins but can anyone name any or all of the seven heavenly virtues??? The focus should be on the good and not the bad!!

Sidenote: does this mean my calling in life is to now write a modern adaptation of Inferno incorporating these new sins??? Wow...think of the contrapassos!!! o_O  I'm already contemplating the setting - Washington (D.C.), Las Vegas or Hollywood??? So much vice, so little time....
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1. Environmental pollution
2. Genetic manipulation
3. Accumulating excessive wealth
4. Inflicting poverty
5. Drug trafficking and consumption
6. Morally debatable experiments
7. Violation of fundamental rights of human nature


Let's see...I think that the church is guilty on counts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7. Shall I explain how?

1. They haven't done a thing on protecting the environment and have no plans to do so...taking an apathetic stance on GW is guilty as directly contributing to it in my book...shall I also refer to the book of Genesis in the bible...dominion over the land and animals is a passage that comes to mind immediately!

2. Believing and enforcing men are superior to women is just as bad as if they spliced the genes themselves

3. NOW THAT'S THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK!

4. Priests that advocate that the poor need to contribute to the collections on Sunday is pretty much the same thing as I see it

7. How women are treated in the Catholic church, the inquisitions against them and so on and so on but you get the picture!

does this mean my calling in life is to now write a modern adaptation of Inferno incorporating these new sins???

Oh gods you would and could write it too!!! *runs and hides*

Edited at 2008-03-11 04:21 pm (UTC)