Vatican: Polluting the Environment is now a deadly sin

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Vatican: Polluting the Environment is now a deadly sin

March 10, 2008 - 21:03
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The Vatican has reportedly trumpeted some 21st Century sins that reflect the more complicated moral landscape we all have to navigate.

The Last Judgment, or The Last Judgement (Italian: Il Giudizio Universale),[1] is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo executed on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City

No longer is it enough to avoid sloth, but now we have to go green, since polluting the environment is one of the "new" deadly sins. Exxon Mobil, it would seem, is doubly cursed since it is raked in insane profits (a new no-no) all the while fueling global warming.

Genetic modification is also on the list, which should bring hellfire raining down on Monsanto and most of the Midwest, where all those corn and soy seeds are planted.

All joking aside (whew! joking ain't deadly, and neither is bad grammar) here are the deadliest sins, both old and new:

The Original Deadly 7

1. Pride
2. Wrath
3. Lust
4. Gluttony
5. Envy
6. Sloth
7. Greed

21st Century Sinning

1. Genetic Modification
2. Experimenting on Humans
3. Polluting the Environment
4. Causing Social Injustice
5. Causing Poverty
6. Becoming Obscenely Wealthy
7. Taking Drugs