Do you know The Seven Deadly Sins? They are: Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth. I’ve never cared too much for this list personally. It just hits a little too close to home. 😉
But if those were not enough, today’s pope has added seven new ones. Well — not real new. But new enough. How are you doing with these?
- “Bioethical” violations such as birth control
- “Morally dubious” experiments such as stem cell research
- Drug abuse
- Polluting the environment
- Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor
- Excessive wealth
- Creating poverty
Wow — those are some sins I can live with. At this point in my life, unless you count caffeine as drug abuse and investing in a constantly declining retirement account as creating poverty (my own future), by these new standards I am pretty fit for heaven. Oh — rats — these aren’t replacements. They are additions to the other seven. So now there are what, fourteen deadly sins.
At this rate, the only way I will get into heaven is by the grace of God. 🙂