Posted by Laura
Just when you thought you were on the path to righteousness, modernisation comes along and confuses matters.
This week the Vatican revised the traditional list of seven deadly sins to make them more appropriate for 21st century living.
Where once we were wary of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy & pride, we now need to take heed of seven new transgressions: genetic modification, human experimentations, polluting the environment, social injustice, causing poverty, financial gluttony and taking drugs.
These certainly appear more specific and less open to interpretation, but do you they have quite the same resonance in a society that is now more secular than when the original sins were popularised in the middle ages?
Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey, stars of deadly sins thriller Seven, would certainly have more difficulty in acting out these modern-day misdemeanours. Psycho Spacey punishing victims for not choosing a green energy supplier doesn’t quite have the same dramatic impact.
What sins do you think should be included on the list?