Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sins Rev. 02

The Vatican has released latest revision of ' sins. The latest variation has atleast got me all confused. The No. 01 sin on the new list is

`Bioethical' violations such as birth control

Over the centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has reasoned its opposition to mechanical birth control on the basis of natural law: i.e., God gave man his sexual pleasure with a reproductive string attached, and to separate one from the other is to thwart the will of God.  In our own Kerala, The Catholic Church has given out a call to the laity on not to indulge in "childless pleasure-seeking". This spiritual advice on the worldly matter came in the form of a pastoral letter, which was read out in some 2,000 parishes in Kerala. Asking the faithful to indulge in procreation, the pastoral appeal says

"The Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI based on the words from St John epistle, 'God is Love', deals with the sanctity of sexuality. The Pope likens sexuality as an exodus of man from the prison of his selfishness to a state of deliverance through self-giving."

From hereon things gets a bit confusing as 4th, 5th and 7th sin reads

4. Polluting the environment

5. Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor

7. Creating poverty

It is a well accepted fact that Poverty Causes Population Growth Causes Poverty. Most hungry people live in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, where populations have grown fastest in recent decades. Thee pressures of population compound the threat through deforestation, overgrazing, and depletion of fish stocks. The rural poor are often forced to live on fragile lands and waters that require sensitive resource management in the face of increasing degradation. The urban poor are exposed to disease and illness resulting from overcrowding and polluted living conditions. Population explosion also puts strain in limited resources of developing countries bring multitudes of problems such as educating growing numbers of children, creating jobs for swelling ranks of young job seekers, and dealing with the environmental effects of population growth.

In my humble opinion, the new revision of Sins is more suited for Developed countries. Its high time Vatican two versions of Sins Rev 02. Sins Rev 02 Ver. Developed Countries  and Sins Ver. 02 Ver Developing Countries

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