No entity on Earth — not even the Vatican — seems to be immune from the epidemic of childish stupidity, reversed priorities, and addiction to junk science, nowadays.
Not only is enjoying life even a tiny bit becoming a bigger sin every day, but failing to recycle and taking drugs (smoking included, we presume, along with drinking) will condemn you to utter perdition. You will burn in Hell forever. Apparently God has become a healthist and an environmentalist with a flair for trash science. How true is the old saying: every idiot makes God in his own image.
The shifting of priorities of the Vatican had a marker that our readers will surely recognize: four years ago smoking was forbidden in Vatican City. Once again the prohibition of smoking is a formidable indicator of ideological confusion of values and mental dysfunction.
Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti, the head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, one of the Roman Curia’s main courts, shifts to socialist embracement when he explains that the "sins of yesteryear" — sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, wrath, and pride — have a "rather individualistic dimension” — that is, it seems, they have smaller consequences for the “collective” than does recycling our garbage. The clear implication is that they may be smaller sins.
Incidentally, the recycling of garbage “for the environment” is yet another idiotic lie, for the energy and other resources needed to recycle are, most of the time, more expensive and more polluting than making stuff anew. Should God fire Mr. Girotti? Pssst!… Should He make a suggestion to the pope?…
The health and environment drivel has become an excuse, for the Catholic church as for too many institutions, to divert public attention from real and present problems. As the old deadlies have become “individualistic” sin, we can assume that protecting, relocating and recycling paedophiliac ministers to new hunting grounds instead of delivering them to local authorities — an endemic problem of the Catholic Church — has likewise become a “smaller” sin than failing to recycle, or smoking, since the paederasty only afflicts a few hundred children at a time after all.
In terms of the new idiotic religion of statistics, in fact, molested children represent such as infinitesimal part of the world population that they are no problem at all! Just compare them to the virtual “toll” of smoking, or that of environmentalist doom and gloom, and we are sure that you will agree with the Monsignor.
Welcome to the 21st century, where even God must recycle, quit smoking, drinking, and eating tasty food, or He will go to Hell. Hell so redefined — full of smokers, drinkers, fatsos and SUV drivers — is becoming a place that looks more and more attractive every day to us freedom lovers. Compared to the healthist and environmentalist world in the making by our variously robed "health ministers," Satan looks like a nice chap, and Hell seems like Shangri-La. Let us sin as much as possible, so that just as the church and the WHO predict, we can take it over!