Tuesday, June 19, 2007


With Nothing More Important Going On, The Vatican Urges Parishioners to Get Tune-Ups

Vatican: Motorists' 10 Commandments Issued - Automotive News Story - WLWT Cincinnati: "An unusual document from the Vatican's office for migrants and itinerant people also warned that cars can be 'an occasion of sin' -- particularly when they are used for dangerous passing or for prostitution.
It warned about the effects of road rage, saying driving can bring out 'primitive' behavior in motorists, including 'impoliteness, rude gestures, cursing, blasphemy, loss of sense of responsibility or deliberate infringement of the highway code.'
It urged motorists to obey traffic regulations, drive with a moral sense, and to pray when behind the wheel."

Are they serious? The article goes on to suggest doing the sign of the cross before and after driving. Aren't some of the thousands of road deaths each year people who do the sign of the cross? Did that help them or is it just that God works in mysterious ways?
The spokesman also says that saying the rosary isn't a distraction because of its calming rhythm. We have how many wars going on simultaneously and the Vatican is worried about men picking up prostitutes? Really, this is the evil you felt needed to be covered today? Really? Nothing more important out there? Notice they are not issuing daily apologies to the hundreds, if not thousands, of little boys being molested by their Church's leaders. No. They are issuing Godly Rules of the Road. Even if I wanted to, I couldn't take these people seriously. And cursing, really, that's a sin? Maybe a show of lower class, although I have found it rather common in those with high morals and good ethics, but whatever, not a sin! And car maintenance is now under the purview of their deity? He cares that you get oil changes and tune-ups? What would Jesus do? He'd get the air filter changed apparently. Won't QuikLube be excited? This is crazy. If I were a Catholic, I would be so incensed, so angry, so appalled, even if they weren't hiding child rapists for decades. Things like this make an absolute mockery of what others believe so strongly. It makes them feel stupid for following a Church that their parents believed in and wanted them to believe in too. Things like this give fodder to people like me. In fact, I thought about not writing about it, because it was just to freaking easy. These people are a damn pity.

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