Monday, March 10, 2008

14 DEADLY SINS

If David Fincher ever entertained the idea of making a sequel to Se7en (Dear Obama, please no!!!...) the Holy See has just helped him along with the screenplay:

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The new seven deadly, or mortal, sins are designed to make worshipers realize that their vices have an effect on others as well.

"The sins of today have a social resonance as well as an individual one," said Mgr Girotti. "In effect, it is more important than ever to pay attention to your sins."

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Mgr Girotti said 1.) genetic modification, 2.) carrying out experiments on humans, 3.) polluting the environment, 4.) causing social injustice, 5.) causing poverty, 6.) becoming obscenely wealthy and 7.) taking drugs were all mortal sins. (Telegraph)
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So while we wait to see if Brad Pitt reprises his role in 4ourteen, let's think about this new breed of bad deeds for a second...

The CLASSIC seven deadlies were straightforward: Greed, Wrath, Sloth, Envy, Lust, Gluttony, and Pride. One word... no mixing about ... just straight-up old school directives.

But these new ones?!?!? "Causing poverty" ... could you be more specific? ... "taking drugs" ... what about Levitra? ... "becoming obscenely wealthy" ... is the Pope gonna lay down a salary cap or something?

I feel bad for Catholics that are gonna twist themselves up over whether they need to go to confession or not. Like, if you drive to the store in your non-hybrid, or, skip out on jury duty, without confessing, are you hell bound?

1 comment:

Tom Drew said...

On the bright side, more deadly sins will yield more Catholic guilt, which may yield a really, really great Bruce Springsteen album.