What the freak?! I don’t know if you have heard but Pope Benedict the XVI has issued seven new deadly sins this past week. The previous ones were pride, lust, anger, gluttony, sloth, envy, and greed. Now seven more sins have been added to the list...or replaced.
- Genetic Engineering
- Being obscenely rich
- Drug dealing
- Causing social injustice
One of the reasons why the Pope has revamped the deadly sins is because of the declining number of followers going to confession booths. In effect, by condemning the world in more unavoidable aspects of life-as if all of humanity don’t struggle with pride, anger, or greed, people will feel more guilty and motivated to line up to confess.
I think the Pope needs to get rid of his motorcade because his car and the fifteen other cars swarming him emit carbon dioxide-deadly to the environment. Not to mention the child molestation scandals that have stained the church-pedophilia. How much of this is actually biblical? Obviously this is a political movement. Atheists and people who dislike the church have more of a reason to dislike it even more. What right does the Church have in telling the world what is right and what is wrong. Isn’t that God’s job.
If I recall correctly, I think what Donald Miller and his friends did at Reed College was the right thing . They set up a confession booth for Christians to apologize for the wrongs the Church has incurred in the world. Christians are definitely not exempt from sin, in fact we are completely wretched people. I hope the Pope and the Church know that.