Nope, they're thinking up new sins for which you'll Burn in Hell unless you Sign Up!
Vatican lists "new sins," including pollutionIt just leaves me flabbergasted. People in funny hats wielding a bronze-age religion in their typical holier-than-thou way after willingly participating in some of the greatest evils in the history of mankind are going to find "new sins" with which to keep their members in line.
Thou shall not pollute the Earth. Thou shall beware genetic manipulation. Modern times bring with them modern sins. So the Vatican has told the faithful that they should be aware of "new" sins such as causing environmental blight.
The guidance came at the weekend when Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti, the Vatican's number two man in the sometimes murky area of sins and penance, spoke of modern evils.
Asked what he believed were today's "new sins," he told the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that the greatest danger zone for the modern soul was the largely uncharted world of bioethics.