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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Seven not-so deadly sins

So I'm watching the idiot box and during a commercial I saw this teaser for the evening news. (Like when they say "Something you probably drink every day could kill you within the weeks. Details at 10!") Anyway, this teaser said the Vatican released 7 new sins for the new century.
I immediately thought of this site and creating a poll in which you people vote on how many of the new sins I am or have been guilty of committing. Lord knows I wasn't going to actually WATCH the news, lest I get so depressed I hang myself afterward, so I looked up the sins on the internet and I was bit disappointed. Here they are:

1. "Bioethical" violations such as birth control
2. "Morally dubious'' experiments such as stem cell research
3. Drug abuse
4. Polluting the environment
5. Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor
6. Excessive wealth
7. Creating poverty

You know, considering this is the Catholic Church we're talking about, these sins are surprisingly reasonable. I figure browsing the internet for porn (excuse the redundancy) had to be on there. But, alas, it wasn't.
Now sure, this list has a few swings and misses *cough* 1 & 2 *cough* but overall, it's not as bad and/or silly as I was hoping for.
However, I'm sure Teebore is upset considering he's guilty of 5, 6, and 7.
Enjoy the wealth created from your newspaper empire while it lasts, Teebore. Soon the shoulders of the under aged newspaper delivery boys you stand upon will give way and stand against you. They will battle you the only way they know how, through well choreographed song and dance!

Be afraid, Teebore, be very afraid!

4 comments:

  1. Holy crap now I want to watch Newsies -

    I was a little disappointed about excessive wealth - I mean, what if I worked my ass off and became a billionaire through all my hard work? Is that a 1 way ticket to hell? And what if, with my billions, I spend a lot of time donating money to non-profit charities - does that absolve me of my sin?

    -S

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  2. Soon "the world will know" the depths of my cruelty when the Delancys and my legions of tap-dancing scrabbers come out swinging and crush those ingrateful and musically-inclined brats! Mwah-ha-ha!

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  3. Remember, "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a wealthy man to enter the gates of heaven." Or something to that effect.
    I suppose their argument is that if you're excessively wealthy all that excess wealth should go to charity, or more specifically the Catholic Church, thus making you only wealthy. So, being EXCESSIVELY wealthy is a sin because you're hording the excess wealth instead of giving it away.
    In the end, I really don't have a friggin' clue. My real point is that, giving the Catholic Church and what I was expecting, this isn't as bad or as appalling as I thought it'd be.
    Oh, and my other point was that Teebore is a maniacal slave-driver that profits off the misery of musically inclined young boys.

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  4. oh yes - the Teebore point was very clear. I am inclined to agree with you on that point.

    -s

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