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Road Widening To Hell Now Needed

The road to hell may be wide, but the introduction of the new deadly sins will make it narrow. Yes, not anymore seven, but fourteen. After 1,500 years the Vatican has brought the seven deadly sins up to date by adding seven new ones for the age of globalization.

The First Seven Deadly Sins

Back in the 6th Century when Pope Gregory the Great declared the original seven sins, they were a lot simpler. However, their punishment was still no fun at all.
  1. Pride - Broken on the wheel
  2. Envy - Put in freezing water
  3. Gluttony -Forced to eat rats, toads, and snakes
  4. Lust - Smothered in fire and brimstone
  5. Anger - Dismembered alive
  6. Greed - Put in cauldrons of boiling oil
  7. Sloth - Thrown in snake pits
The Newly Added Seven Deadly Sins

The new sins are a lot less black and white. Will the Vatican issue implementing rules and regulations of the new deadly sins? The new seven (7) deadly sins which do not nullify the old include:
  1. "Bioethical" violations such as birth control (what will happen to couples using contraceptives?)
  2. "Morally dubious" experiments such as stem cell research (ok, well… I am not a scientist. Are you?)
  3. Drug abuse (In any form?)
  4. Polluting the environment (Is this as simple as throwing a plastic candy wrapper?)
  5. Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor (ok this is difficult to identify)
  6. Excessive wealth (How much is enough? How much is excessive?)
  7. Creating poverty (My nose is starting to bleed.)
No specific punishments have been put forward as yet, although one would assume that modern sins deserve suitably modern punishments.

Prior to the above naming them as deadly, they’re already sins. So what’s the difference? So how much will it cost me to be forgiven now compared to before? Would I wish I have committed them before than now?

Me and Sin

I believe that sin in whatever form is sin, unclassified, uncategorized, and not segregated. I also believe that Jesus Christ paid all my sins at the cross. Sin is not anymore a question but glorifying God is. It makes ethical decision making simple before doing or saying something. Will it glorify God or Not?

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