The Catholic church, in it’s never ending drive to add to the Word of God though the Bible clearly instructs us not to, has come up with a list of seven new sins. I guess these would be the “Seven Deadly Sins 2”. Polluting the earth now leads to Hell. Despite the recent conference in New York to debunk Global Warming and the countless reams of research proving Al Gore is full of hot air, the Vatican would like to continue propagating this myth. Driving a Hummer – that’s a fast ticket into Hell. For the life of me, I can’t find the exact Scripture where this sin can be found. I agree that God gave man dominion over the earth and that we are to take care of it, but does He really care if we are using florescent lightbulbs and turning off electronics when not in use? This is just a continuation of the nannyism that is slowly taking over our lives. Note to Vatican: God made us to be free.
Also included on the list are genetic engineering, which I agree can venture into immoral areas; drug dealing, also a bad thing but drug dealers don’t force anyone to take those drugs; abortion, which I think is already covered by “Thou shalt not kill”; Pedophilia, I abhore this but are there certain parameters here because this is broad especially when looking at the Bible and how young girls were when they were married off; causing social injustice; and my personal favorite, being obscenely rich. I understand that greed is covered in the original seven deadly sins, so this must not relate to greed or the love of money, but rather just to having too much money. So really if the government takes from the successful and gives it to others and spreads the wealth, it is doing God’s work.