Vatican's Ten Commandments for Motorists

Vatican issues 10 Commandments for good motorists

“Cars tend to bring out the ‘primitive’ side of human beings, thereby producing rather unpleasant results,” the document said. It appealed to what it called the “noble tendencies” of the human spirit, urging responsibility and self-control to prevent the “psychological regression” often associated with driving. The document’s Fifth Commandment reads: “Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin”. Asked at a news conference when a car became an occasion of sin, Cardinal Renato Martino said “when a car is used as a place for sin.”

Nice circular reference there. You wouldn’t, Cardinal, be talking about the back-seat mambo, would you? I thought it was a sin wherever it happened; Front seat, back seat, bedroom, altar closet, confessional… I mean, why single out cars?

One part of the document, under the section “Vanity and personal glorification”, will not go down well with owners of Ferraris in motor-mad Italy. “Cars particularly lend themselves to being used by their owners to show off, and as a means for outshining other people and arousing a feeling of envy,” it said.

Ya think?…Proving once again that the Vatican:

a) has no clue about human nature or psychology
b) has no clue how much of a joke they’ve become
c) has no clue about cars and why people have them
d) has no clue, period.

Comments (One comment)

Pam / June 19th, 2007, 2:23 pm / #1

maybe the papa looking out his window at the bloody awful Italian drivers got a little jealous of his golf-cart not doing more than 20mph?

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