Just when you think that maybe people are starting to get the point they go out and do THIS:
THE seven deadly sins have grown to at least 14 after the Vatican updated its 1400-year-old list of the worst moral failures to reflect the modern world.
The new deadly sins that may lead to eternal damnation are polluting, genetic engineering, being obscenely rich, drug dealing, abortion, pedophilia and causing social injustice, The Times newspaper has reported.
Quoting from Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, The Times reported that certain actions were so unholy that they needed to be deemed as “mortal sins” – not the less serious “venial sins”.
I understand and appreciate where they are coming from; some of these issues have been ignored by the church for a long time. But sending people to hell for using drugs? What’s that all about? This is all the world needs; some more religious laws? The old ones are working so well. Sheesh! (And about that new Obscenely Rich Sin – have they taken a look around the Papal Palace lately?)
C’mon boys. Here’s what you do;
First – either give away or lock up all of the 75,000 manuscripts and 1.1 million printed books in the Vatican library. Then go down into the basement, where you keep the Secret Vatican Archives and toss out those other 150,000 books. When that’s done go back upstairs, open up a Bible and read what Jesus had to say. It’s that simple. (You may have to borrow a Bible from that Protestant church on the other side of the wall – but for God’s sake don’t pick up any of their literature from the lobby! You’ll be right back to square one. )
That’s it. All finished. See you tomorrow. But remember; no… more… laws!