11 March 2008

Recycle - or go to hell

Two months ago I put an entry in TYWKIWDBI regarding "witches knickers," and then did a followup last month on how the problem was solved in Ireland by charging for plastic bags. Now the Vatican has gone one (large) step further: the have redefined the seven deadly sins, which now include "polluting the environment."

It's not clear whether the "old sins" - sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, wrath and pride - are now acceptable, or whether the church has decided to ignore them because everyone is guilty of them. For those interested in getting started on the new list, here are the other six "deadly sins" - genetic modification, carrying out experiments on humans, polluting the environment, causing social injustice, causing poverty, becoming obscenely wealthy and taking drugs.

Note the Vatican isn't joking here, and these are not minor, "venial" sins. These are now mortal sins which can result in "eternal death."

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