3/10/2008

Vatican: Recycle or Go to Hell

Failing to recycle could result to spending eternity in Hell, the Vatican said after drawing up a list of seven deadly sins for our times.

The seven, which include polluting the environment, were announced by
Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti - the head of the Apostolic Penitentiary.

The new seven mortal sins are designed to make worshippers realise that their vices have an effect on others as well. Mgr Girotti said, "It is more important than ever to pay attention to your sins."

According to Roman Catholic doctrine, mortal sins are a "grave violation of God's
law" and bring about "eternal death" if unrepented by the act of confession.
They are far more serious than venial sins, which impede a soul's progress in the
exercise of virtue and moral good.

Furthermore, Mgr Girotti said genetic modification, carrying out experiments on humans, polluting the environment, causing social injustice, causing poverty, becoming obscenely wealthy and taking drugs were all mortal sins.

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