On Monday, Chris Uggen had an interesting post on the new Seven Cardinal Sins.
The seven new social sins are:
- “Bioethical” violations such as birth control
- “Morally dubious” experiments such as stem cell research
- Drug abuse
- Polluting the environment
- Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor
- Excessive wealth
- Creating poverty
Uggen makes an entertaining comparison of this list with the old list:
i’d categorize excessive wealth and creating poverty as greed; drug abuse, pollution, and fostering inequality as gluttony; and, stem cell research as pride. i’m a little stuck on how to categorize birth control, but the harried father in me might define it as a combination of lust plus sloth.
*the original seven deadly sins are pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, and sloth