The Vatican has handed down seven new "deadly" sins. They are far less glamorous sounding than the original ones, and I, for one am slightly offended. (I'm also vaguely disturbed that while I've dallied in all the original deadly sins, I seem to have none of the holy virtues: Chastity, Abstinence, Temperance, Diligence, Patience, Kindness and Humility. Oh my.)
The other thing is, the original seven deadly sins are pretty simple, one word transgressions: Lust, Gluttony, Avarice, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. The new sins are all wordy and vague. I guess this is what happens when a group of priests write the rules instead of just leaving it to Dante.
So that you can be fully informed, and save your souls from the firey pits of hell, I present (drum roll please) the new deadly sins:
1.Ruining the environment,
2.Carrying out morally debatable scientific experiments
3.Allowing genetic manipulations which alter DNA or compromise embryos,
4.Taking or dealing in drugs
5.Social injustice which caused poverty or “the excessive accumulation of wealth by a few”.
So I guess, they really break down like this:
5. Being a Republican
Anyway, I don't think any of these things should qualify (except perhaps being a Republican), and that they should have just kept things as they have been for the past 1500 years, but you know the Catholic church, always an agent of change. *smirk*