These largely make sense, and might loosely be based on the original 10 commandments. Some of them seem redundant to me: Lust, Gluttony, Greed and Envy? Aren't these all simply a strong desire for more and more?
The new list is very contemporary, and includes such popular buzzwords as bioethics and stem cells. Much like the recent revision of unbaptized babies going to limbo (or not), this move by the church smacks of desperation to me. I mean, if I was running a church that was becoming less relevent, I'd probably issue a press release filled with controversial, modern day hot topics too.
The new list:
- "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
Fuck the catholic church. "Birth Control" might be on a sadists' list of things to prevent, but it has no place in the mind of any right-thinking individual. In case the pope's pointy hat really is a dunce cap (whether he was already stupid or the cap made him this way I'll leave to others to decide) I'll make it really clear: We already have enough people. Let's make fewer, shall we?
And aren't the last three redundant? Hoarding 'excessive wealth' is something the catholic church itself is guilty of, and what happens when you pool a lot of money in one place? Well it removes the money from circulation, leaving less for other people, creating poverty and widening the gap.
Whoever made this list was an idiot.
How can anyone take seriously an organization that purports to speak for god but revises their rules whenever attendance falls? "God says your baby's going to hell! Oh, wait, no he doesn't!"
Edit reason: somehow somehow... ergh.