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Old 03-18-2008, 04:34 PM
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Okay. So here's the new list.

(1)genetic modification;
(2) human experimentations;
(3) polluting the environment;
(4) social injustice;
(5) causing poverty;
(6) financial gluttony;
(7) taking drugs.

My thinking tells me these things are already addressed by the Bible. This is just off the top of my head, as I didn't really study for this post, but basically:

1 & 2 = I'll have to look into these two a bit before commenting. (But see #7 for some thoughts)
3 = Stewardship of the earth that God gave us since Genesis. We are to be good stewards.
4 = Jesus taught extensively about taking care of the poor and sick and "lesser"
5 = Jesus also taught about loving your neighbor, if you have two of something, give one to someone in need, etc.
6 = Jesus also taught about greed and the love of money.
7 = The bible teaches us and Jesus taught that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (once we accept Jesus) and should be treated as such.

So basically, it's a concise list regarding what Jesus and/or the scriptures already teach upon. The Vatican just bringing it to the foreground isn't necessarily a bad thing. IMO, Christians should already be familiar with most of the teachings covered by this list. If not, this will help them learn about these topics more.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:50 PM
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how does the "church" define 'taking drugs' ??illegal....for recreation....for purpose of mind altering.....
then it would be the same as being drunk on wine.
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