It’s hard enough to avoid the original seven sins of lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy and pride. Or so I’m told. Now though, the Church has found some more sins to add to the list to help us survive the 21st Century.
A spokesman in the Vatican said:
“You offend God not only by stealing, blaspheming or coveting your neighbour’s wife, but also by ruining the environment, carrying out morally debatable scientific experiments, or allowing genetic manipulations which alter DNA or compromise embryos,” he said.
Well, that’s my plans for the weekend out of the window.
Bishop Girotti continued by saying that mortal sins also included taking or dealing in drugs, and social injustice which caused poverty or “the excessive accumulation of wealth by a few”.
And that’s my pension scheme shot to hell as well.
Jeez, it wouldn’t be so bad if the church going folk me and my family are forced to mix with every day followed their own rules, but they’re worse than the rest. During the week they delight in shafting their employees, insider share dealing and coveting their neighbours wife, but come Sunday the church car park is crammed to busting with their four-wheel drive SUVs.
I can feel the idea of a morally debatable scientific experiment coming over me.