January 03, 2009

Highway to hell: Vatican adds to deadly sins list

When I visited Vatican City a few years back there were only seven deadly sins. Now, according to Time magazine, there are 14.

In addition to pride, envy, gluttony, anger, greed, lust and sloth, the pope and his inner sanctum have declared that these behaviors can also earn you a one-way ticket to a really hot hereafter:

1. Bioethical sins

2. Morally dubious experiments that harm human embryos

3. Drug abuse

4. Polluting

5. Social injustice

6. Accumulating excessive wealth

7. Creating poverty

Number six isn't a problem for most of us these days, but heck, if you drive a car, number four means you're going down. See you there.