Thou shalt not pollute the Earth

Posted by Laura Grant on March 10, 2008
Posted in Green News

Polluting the Earth and genetic modification are two of the new mortal sins announced by the Vatican. Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti, a Vatican spokesperson, reportedly said that the old sins – sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, wrath and pride – had a “rather individualistic dimension”. The new list apparently serves to illustrate how people’s vices have an effect on others as well.

The seven deadly sins for our times are: genetic modification, carrying out experiments on humans, polluting the environment, causing social injustice, causing poverty, becoming obscenely wealthy and taking drugs.

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