Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Seven Deadly Sins Updated Version

Seven New Deadly Sins
Suitably updated. by P.J. O'Rourke
04/14/2008, Volume 013, Issue 29

Busy times for us sinners--there are now an additional Seven Deadly Sins. The fresh abominations in the eyes of the Lord were announced by Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Vatican body that oversees confessions and plenary indulgences. This organization goes by the contrition-inducing name of the Apostolic Penitentiary. In an article in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Bishop Girotti detailed the seven new ways we can go to hell or, at the minimum, be sentenced to afterlife in purgatory at the Apostle Pen. The bishop's supersizing of the mortal transgression catalog is thoroughly up-to-date (as translated by the Times of London):

1. Drug abuse
2. Morally debatable experimentation
3. Environmental pollution
4. Causing poverty
5. Social inequality and injustice
6. Genetic manipulation
7. Accumulating excessive wealth

and he also added a few of his own which is worth reading... not to mention The 11th Commandment is, "Thou shalt not blog."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen this site where people confess their sins anonymously, online at

3:11 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi anon,
thanks for the link. Some weird confessions there :)

4:19 PM  

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