I en tid då världen "is losing the concept of sin" så lägger kyrkan nu till 7 nya kardinalsynder till de befintliga 7. Detta är första gången på 1500 år som listan av kardinalsynder har uppdaterats.
In an attempt to give moral and ethical behavior more significance to current times, the Vatican has recently announced seven new deadly sins, published in an issue of the L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's official newspaper.Ett mycket gott initiativ, måste jag säga... Utmärkt att detta kommer nu, så att det blir glasklart var kyrkan står!
The revision of the list comes after 1,500 years, with Vatican officials explaining that the new items address a global "secular" society bent on the concerns in the age of globalization. The sins are said to be an address to the "decreasing sense of sin" in the modern world.
"The sins of today have a social resonance as well as an individual one," said Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary. "In effect, it is more important than ever to pay attention to your sins."
Mgr Girotti named the new mortal sins to be (1) genetic modification; (2) human experimentations, (3) polluting the environment; (4) social injustice; (5) causing poverty; (6) financial gluttony; and (7) taking drugs.
The sins were added, according to the Telegraph, to the original seven, which Mgr Girotti described has having "rather individualistic dimenion(s)."
"Those who trust in themselves and in their own merits are, as it were, blinded by their own 'I', and their hearts harden in sin," said Girotti. (AHN)
De ursprungliga, mer individualistiska, 7 kardinalsynderna var (1) Högmod; (2) Girighet; (3) Vällust; (4) Avund; (5) Frosseri; (6) Vrede; och (7) Lättja.
Och så säger de att kyrkan inte utvecklas :) Vi bara skyndar långsamt...
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