Monday, March 10, 2008

Recycle or go to hell!

A sign of the times perhaps? Or a bit of oddball religious CSR? The headline is taken from the Telegraph reporting on the Vatican's modern reassessment of the seven deadly sins.

Gone are sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, wrath and pride; these are said to have a "rather individualistic dimension". (Strange, I always thought they were supposed to apply to the individual?) The new list includes "genetic modification, carrying out experiments on humans, polluting the environment, causing social injustice, causing poverty, becoming obscenely wealthy and taking drugs".

You have been warned - reuse or recycle your plastic bags - if not be prepared for eternal damnation!

1 comment:

Peter said...

Of course, they are being a tad vague on the 're'-hierarchy, with 'reduction' being waaaay up there, along with 'refrain'.

Not sure how population control rates chez Ratzy and Cardinal Crew, but I'm guessing the numbers of 'us' there are might have an impact on how 'we' 'pollute'.

Also, I seem to recall on this blog that they seemed to have a rather unique view on use of airlines, along the lines of 'bad if others do it, but we're different'... somehow.

I rather think any edict from this merry crew can go in the same slot one reserves for HRH, all pols, the EU, Arnie, Al, most of Hollywood, a lot of the music luvvies...

In fact, is there going to be anyone left to atone for all that these holier than thou-sands don't seem to see applying to them, as such?