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The Path to Heaven

They say that the path to heaven is narrow; and now, it has gone narrower still.

Just recently, the Vatican has published in L’Osservatore Romano, its official newspaper, a list of new sins that we should be mindful of. These are:

  1. polluting
  2. genetic engineering
  3. being obscenely rich
  4. drug dealing
  5. abortion
  6. pedophilia
  7. causing social injustice

I remember that as a gradeschooler in STC, we were made to memorize and understand the Ten Comandments. In high school, Dante Alighieri’s “The Inferno” scared me out of my wits as it described in full detail how we will be dealt with in hell for committing the seven capital vices : lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy and pride. And now, I add seven more to my list. Sigh. Will I ever make it to heaven?

This new list makes me want to write an email to God. My email will be something like this:

Dear Papa Jesus,

You have got to make the trip back here on earth to meet me. I think I won’t make it back there. The Pope added seven more sins to your original ten. Are you aware of this?



P.S. If you have time to email back, please do tell me as well if Dante Aligheiri just lied.


Comment from Raquel
Time: March 13, 2008, 10:18 am

wow..thank you for the info ma’am monette! so we already have 14 capital sins..tsk’s getting harder to go to heaven! =D

Comment from Mark Jonas Almazan
Time: March 13, 2008, 1:58 pm

Well,well,well. I just want to share this verse in the Holy Bible. In the book of John chapter 14 verse 6 says, ” I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me”. This message of Jesus Christ informing the people of how they can enter heaven is a contradiction of the saying,” The path to heaven is narrow.” As for my own understanding of the verse, the way to heaven is through Jesus Christ thus believing in him and having a personal relationship with God who is Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven as clearly stated in the Bible. So why, do we need to add of or make a revision of the commandments of God??? Beside it wouldn’t be commandments of God anymore but commandments of man, Right??? The seven sins aren’t new, they already exist before, what I am believing is God wanted us to know him more because knowing him more and having personal relationship with him will prevent us not to these sins. hehehe…bagay ba???ahahaha

Comment from ootani
Time: March 13, 2008, 9:53 pm

i’m doomed. i will never get to heaven. >_<

Comment from monette
Time: March 28, 2008, 9:13 am

hey racquel, mark, and teri a.k.a ootani!

wala na…i should go find out what they have in purgatory. malamang dun ako mapunta! kita-kits! hihihi!

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