Long gone are the days of lust and anger and greed. The Vatican released an updated list of the new “Seven Deadly Sins.” It seems that the Vatican has taken a people-friendly, green going approach towards how the world should function. These new Seven Deadly sins really function on a more global perspective as opposed to the previous seven deadly sins that appeared to focus more on oneself.
So what are the new Seven Deadly Sins? Well, here’s the list:
* Genetic modification
* Carrying out experiments on humans
* Polluting the environment
* Causing social injustice
* Causing poverty
* Becoming obscenely wealthy
* Taking drugs
It seems now that everything that Catholic Church has taken a stand against is now included in the new Seven Deadly Sins. It seems that the Catholic Church is focusing on the world as a whole as opposed to just focusing on the person as an individual. The new set of Seven Deadly Sins leads the Catholic Church towards a more eco-loving path, focusing on injustices as a whole instead of focusing on just the little bits and pieces. As a Catholic myself, I do commend the Catholic Church for reaching out, however, I think that the new Seven Deadly Sins impede the process of life and technology.
Recently in the news, the reports of the Seattle Biomedical Institutes human testing flooded the news. While some people disagree with the methods of using humans, people saw beyond that and looked at the greater picture, saving children all over the world who become infected by Malaria. But because this is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, the Church would ignore the benefits of such a great clinical trial meant to help cure other people of the world who are less fortunate?
And go to go even further, is the Church going to encourage all of its members to stop driving cars, which essentially polluting the environment. Going green is a large focus of society today and many more people are aware of the impacts of pollution and other effects on the environment. The new Seven Deadly Sins are an excellent direction for the Catholic Church to go, but it leaves things too open in the air. The new Seven Deadly Sins are completely too vague and can construe just about anything into a Deadly Sin.
But what about the old sins? Well, they are going to remain, however, these new Seven Deadly Sins are just a way for the Catholic Church to modernize its teachings and reach out to society today. It seems that the old sins are truly reflected in these new Seven Deadly Sins, but just worded quite differently, although they mean the same.
I am all for the Catholic Church trying to bring teachings into a current and modern setting. I do believe that it will benefit from it in the long run, but as someone who also is for the advancement of medical technology and saving lives, I cannot help but to think that the new Seven Deadly Sins is going to make monsters out of those who are just trying to help the world out and save lives.
More information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7287071.stm