Friday, 14 March 2008

Seven times seven...

In the 6th century the Roman Catholic church listed 7 deadly sins & their punishments in purgatory: (Wikipedia article here)

Pride - Broken on the wheel
Envy - Put in freezing water
Gluttony - Forced to eat rats, toads, and snakes
Lust - Smothered in fire and brimstone
Anger - Dismembered alive
Greed - Put in cauldrons of boiling oil
Sloth - Thrown in snake pits

(I find the last one quite funny... since the punishment/solution to sloth is to make you run around like crazy)

Recently one of the leadership has suggested another 7 more updated 'deadly social sins':

Environmental pollution
Genetic manipulation
Accumulating excessive wealth
Inflicting poverty
Drug trafficking and consumption
Morally debatable experiments
Violation of fundamental rights of human nature

Though not official, these are my suggestions their equivalent punishments in purgatory:

Having a plastic beer ring around your neck
Constantly progressing through the 'evolutionary cycle'
Pouring molten gold down your throat
Being eaten by pigs and dogs
Being constantly chucked off a tall building
Turned into a guinea pig and made to run on a giant hamster-wheel
Constantly having to watch Barney & Teletubbies while eating British food

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