I was really amused that the Vatican announced a few new sins to watch out for. Catholics should shun the following actions: genetic modification, carrying out experiments on humans, polluting the environment, causing social injustice, causing poverty, becoming obscenely wealthy and taking drugs.
To me it sounds like a day in American culture. I mean, aren't Americans known for Franken foods, chemtrails, our record for environmental moral insolvency, segregation and institutional racism, welfare and ghetto government through patronage, more billionaires per square mile than anywhere on earth and a burgeoning drug culture borne of prohibition?
This is a great development, I think, but my real hope is that these new sins will bump a few other ones off of the previous short-list, one-way-ticket-to-hell sins, namely gluttony and avarice, or coveting. I like to eat a lot and watch Food Network and HGTV, which means I was going to hell anyway, right?