Years ago, we had the seven, deadly:
Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth.
This week we get the NEW seven, deadly:
Polluting, Genetic Engineering (embryonic stem cell research), Being Obscenely Rich, Drug Dealing, Abortion, Pedophilia and Causing Social Injustice.Mind you, these are mortal sins, i.e., unforgiven (and only by a Catholic priest) and you go to hell for eternity when you die (unless you make an act of perfect contrition, but we won't go into that.)
I would like to add a fifteenth:
Not Wearing Green on St. Patrick's Day!
Comment1: This is getting ridiculous! So, clearly Spitizer, formerly known as "The Gov", falls into the Lust category. But, how's he to be forgiven, since he's Jewish? And doesn't invading a country for no cause other than they tried to bump off your old man sort of like Anger? And what about Obscenely Rich. (Bill, Bill Gates.... paging Bill Gates....). And Social Injustice? Just veto another SCHIP bill, Georgie Boy, and buy buy yourself another ticket to ....
Comment2: We can deal with embryonic stem cell research later. I gotta go.