Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Weird City

The Vatican’s list of new ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ is really odd. Here are the new sins:

Environmental pollution
Genetic manipulation
Accumulating excessive wealth
Inflicting poverty
Drug trafficking and consumption
Morally debatable experiments
Violation of fundamental rights of human nature

So: Environmental pollution – ok, they’ve got EVERYONE here, except for some tribes somewhere in the Amazon, maybe. So it doesn't really count.

Genetic manipulation – apart from a few select doctors in top-notch research facilities, this doesn’t concern the vast majority.

Accumulating excessive wealth – clearly the Vatican hasn’t heard of Student Loans, Council Tax, Gas Bills and so on.

Inflicting Poverty – see above.

Drug trafficking and consumption – most people don't do that unless tea / coffee / alcohol count?

Morally debatable experiments – seeing how long you dare leave the washing up until the mould becomes a life form? (Which I suppose is a form of genetic manipulation).

Violation of fundamental rights of human nature – ok well now I am totally lost.

So unless you’re a gene research scientist, who trafficks cocaine for massive profit at the exploitation of others on the side, and you occasionally carry out experiments that are against the laws of nature on other human beings against their will, then I think you’re alright.

1 comment:

Jon Severs said...

Even those tribes pollute. Farting is a threat we cannot ignore.