Monday, March 17, 2008
You can read the rest of the juicy news here at Paste Magazine, just like I did.
appropriate for the season...
Sunday, March 16, 2008
So, apparently the doctrine that inspired everyone from Dante to the run of the mill penitent has been revised for the new age: the seven deadly sins just got a heck of a lot longer.
Formally, the BIG seven--LUST, GLUTTONY, AVARICE, SLOTH, WRATH, ENVY, and PRIDE--could land you in boiling oil, freezing water, or with a mouthful of rats and snakes for all of eternity. Now, eternal damnation, like gramma's old sofa, has been repurposed for a new generation of sinners.
"The Vatican has overhauled its list of mortal sins, adding several more to cope with the age of globalisation.
The new sins take aim at those who undermine society in far reaching ways, including by taking or dealing in drugs, polluting the environment, and engaging in "manipulative" genetic science, The Times of London reports.