I think it's laughable that the Pope thinks he and his ilk are an authority on genetic engineering and its related ethics. Almost as laughable as Scientologists saying they are. No, actually it's more laughable than that, at least they pretend to know a bit about science.
I thought the whole point of the seven deadly sins was that they were universal and are wrong in just about any context, a sin against yourself as much as against society? A lot of those listed boil down to greed. And seriously, how do you define "excessive wealth", "morally debatable" experiments, "fundamental rights". Their fair enough guidelines, but to replace the deadly sins? No way.
I don't think they are intended to replace them, per se. I believe they are just a modern addition.
Presumably the Pope and the higher echelons of the Catholic Church will be paying a visit to the burny fire then, due to the obscene wealth at the top of the Church?
They haven't personally acheived the wealth of the Church though. They don't live materialistic lives so they can't be condemned.
No, definately not to the extent which they could.
I get the feeling that the pope isn't exactly going hungry though
The RCC has been growing a body my mixing in Babylonian, ideas with Christian (old and new testament) + a load of their own ideas of right and wrong and what God wants for centuries.
Now they criticise stem cell research that has actually done some good!
Who honestly gives a crap?
I could kill a hundred people and it wouldn't make a difference to what happens to me after death.
Do we get new virtues as well? Gotta have balance