Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sins 2.0

The Vatican will be releasing a new list of sins for our modern world, just in case God forgot anything, I suppose. 

Excerpted from this source, all emphasis mine:

ROME, Italy (AP) -- A Vatican official has listed drugs, pollution and genetic manipulations as well as social and economic injustices as new areas of sinful behavior.

This is new stuff? I'm pretty sure these kinds of things have been going on for centuries. Nice to know the Vatican is so in-touch.

Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti said in an interview published on Sunday by the Vatican's daily newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, that known sins increasingly manifest themselves as behavior that damages society as a whole.


When asked to list the new areas of sinful behavior, Girotti denounced "certain violations of the fundamental rights of human nature through experiments, genetic manipulations."

Some of it, like the animal/human splicing is bad news, sure. But are they cutting into gene therapy? 

He also mentioned drugs, which weaken the mind and obscure intelligence; pollution; as well as the widening social and economic differences between the rich and the poor that "cause an unbearable social injustice."

Drugs are new? Since when? 

And who the hell is the Catholic Church to start preaching Communism?!? Didn't Christ say that we will always have poor amongst us? I propose that it's what you do to help the poor ON YOUR OWN that makes the difference.

Girotti said the Catholic Church continued to be concerned by other sinful acts, including abortion and pedophilia.

Now the Vatican says it is time to modernize the list to fit a global world.

Yeah, because the Word of GOD is so outdated. Morons.

On hearing the Girotti's suggestion, some priests thought it was a good idea.

Father Antonio Pelayo, a Spanish priest and Vatican expert noted that it is time for both sinners and confessors to get over their obsession with sex and think about other ways humans hurt each other in the world in which they live.

"There are many other sins that are perhaps much more grave that don't have anything to do with sex - that have to do with life, that have to do with the environment, that have to do with justice," he told AP Television.


Did you get that? The Church wants us to be Commie enviro-weenies. 

As if the whole rampant pedophilia thing wasn't bad enough. 


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