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New level of hypocricy - Vatican

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by pringa8, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Once again the Vatican proves just how irrelevant and hypocritical it is in the modern world:

    Obscene wealth 'can go to Hell'
    March 10, 2008 12:20pm
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    Vatican says obscene wealth is a sin
    Pollution, genetic engineering also on the list
    Deadly sins updated to reflect modern world

    THE seven deadly sins have grown to at least 14 after the Vatican updated its 1400-year-old list of the worst moral failures to reflect the modern world.

    The new deadly sins that may lead to eternal damnation are polluting, genetic engineering, being obscenely rich, drug dealing, abortion, pedophilia and causing social injustice, The Times newspaper has reported.

    Quoting from Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, The Times reported that certain actions were so unholy that they needed to be deemed as “mortal sins†– not the less serious “venial sinsâ€.

    The man in charge of examining confessions and indulgences for the Vatican, Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti, told the Vatican newspaper that priests should be aware of the “new†sins.

    “New sins have appeared on the horizon of humanity as a corollary of the unstoppable process of globalisation,†Monsignor Girotti 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.â€

    The other “new†mortal sins included taking or dealing drugs and causing poverty or the “excessive accumulation of wealth by a fewâ€, Monsignor Girotti said.

    According to the Catholic Church, “immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into Hell.â€

    The Times reported that Pope Gregory the Great listed the original seven deadly sins in the 6th Century.

    Those were: Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth.
  2. Social injustice is a deadly sin, this coming from the Catholic church... Lol
  3. who are they??? :? :LOL: :p

    look good luck to those who wish to follow that lifestyle, but it ain't for me.
  4. Well then, I feel sorry for the souls of those in the Vatican. It would have to be the poster child for obscene wealth... :LOL:

    And of course we won't mention the history of their predilection for pedophilia...
  5. Is that a quote from a Catholic church representative?!?

    Coz lots of people paid a shitload of cash to shorten their time in Purgatory.

    Technically, in the Vatican; there are 2.27 Popes per square kilometre...
  6. Genetic engineering? What about social engineering? Like doggedly denying people contraceptives so they can breed an army to attack the muslims, despite the fact that all over the world, catholics tend to be the poorest and least able to support the large families this policy brings.

    And talk about accumulation of wealth, the Vatican is absolutely obscene given that so many of its followers and contributors live in squalor.

    A disgraceful and cynical institution.
  7. So it's sinful to allow genetic manipulations to occur. All right Catholics looks like you better start working on a way to block out the Sun entirely - the Pope has spoken. And while you're at it be sure to throw away your mobile phone and other electronic devices, and refrain from eating a huge range of foodstuffs, both natural and artificial, which have all been linked to genetic alteration (ie cancer). In fact better start picketing cancer wards in hospitals too, can't have any of that DNA altering chemo or radiation therapy going on.
  8. Give 'em a break. It was a long hard slug to come to grips with the whole earth-is-round-and-not-the-center-of-the-universe thing, so in a couple hundred years they might come round.
  9. Hrrrm... speeding isn't on the list :?:
  10. The story is told of a youg poor monk being shown through the splendours of the Vatican by a Cardinal.

    The Cardinal said, "You see, brother, we no longer have to say 'Silver and gold have I none'".

    "True, Your Eminence", the young monk replied, "But neither can you now say, 'in the Name of Jesus Christ, rise up and walk'".
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  12. The Roman Catholic Church is the wealthiest institution in the world.
  13. :applause: You sir, :nail:
  14. but have they come up with any new commandments to break?
  15. I'm amazed so many pairs of knickers could be knotted by the meaningless rantings of a few demented old men wearing dresses. :shock: :LOL:
  16. It's just another religion desperately trying to make itself relevant in an increasingly educated world.
  17. "
    The new deadly sins that may lead to eternal damnation are polluting, genetic engineering, being obscenely rich, drug dealing, abortion, pedophilia and causing social injustice, The Times newspaper has reported. "

    These are all bad things, how could one disagree with any of this? Im no Catholic or Christian but what has been said here is true??

    Oh and I know about lots of the dirty secrets behind the vatican, governments, who Jesus really is ect(claims to be indirectly). but I dont think itd be worth trying to get into it.

    All the same, as much of an evil two faced prick the pope (and the black pope) is, his words are undeniably sensible and realistic within my overall view.
  18. Genetic engineering, wealth, and abortion....

    I think you would find some opposition by saying these things are unequivocally evil.
  19. Even "drug dealing" is a sin is controversial, given how alcohol, nicotine and caffeine are all perfectly legal in most countries (even the Pope drinks wine!).
  20. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to get into heaven.