Many people are familiar with “the seven deadly sins”: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. A 1995 movie called Se7en told the story of a serial killer who used each of the seven as his modus operandi.
The Roman Catholic church apparently considers this to be an unofficial list of “capital” or “mortal” sins…that is, one cannot commit this kind of sin without being in danger of hell.
They’ve recently added to their list of mortal sins:
- Ruining the environment
- Carrying out morally debatable scientific experiments
- Allowing genetic manipulations which alter DNA or compromise embryos
- Dealing or taking drugs
- Social injustice that causes poverty or the excessive accumulation of wealth by a few
I don’t, of course, buy into this list. I think the Roman Catholic church is in error about the nature of sin, salvation, and the afterlife. I thought the information was worth reading, and so worth posting.
What do you think about the list?