Monday, March 10, 2008

Seven new deadly sins

Compared to the old ones, these seem a little faddish.

Pope identifies 7 new sins, including pollution, drug abuse

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1 comment:

Alan Rudy said...

uhm, it seems to me that there are some (meta)categor-ical problems here: Number 1, bioethical violations, clearly subsumes both its example, birth control, and the example of "morally dubious" experiment in number 2, stem cell research. And 6 and 7, excessive wealth and creating poverty, are categorically indistinguishable from number 5, contributing to widening divide between rich and poor... All of which suggests we don't have seven new sins but four: bioethical violations, drug abuse, pollution and widening the gap between the rich and poor.

And, while it may be a result of Bloomburg's translation, I'm having issues equating dubious behavior with sinful behavior.