Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thou shalt not be a fat ass

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?

5 comments:

Matt said...

"becoming obscenely wealthy". This from the religion who's head office is a big palace full of treasure? What's next? a ban on silly hats and bubble cars?

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Thou shalt not leave a carbon footprint....

The Ex said...

I love how they just declare new sins because that totally makes sense. So glad I'm not Catholic.

Olivia said...

Still easier than being muslim, where Imams sit there and make up implausible fatwas to issue every day for their poor followers to adhere to, if possible!

MattJ said...

Hey Jo, I was reading more insanity about Dallas administration today - apprently they are considering turning off the red light cameras that work so well because the ISP that manages them charges 3,880 bucks a month to maintain them!