Jun 19, 2007

Now I've Heard Everything

In its diligence to be all things to all Catholics, the Vatican has issued a Driver's Ten Commandments.

From Yahoo News: The document is intended for bishops conferences around the world, and as such offered recommendations for their pastoral workers, including setting up chapels along motorways and having "periodic celebration of liturgies" at major road hubs, truck stops and restaurants.

The "Drivers' Ten Commandments," as listed by the document, are:

1. You shall not kill.

2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.

3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.

4. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.

5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.

6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.

7. Support the families of accident victims.

8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.

9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.

10. Feel responsible toward others.

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jinxy said...

I'm sure those commandments will be followed just about as much as the other commandments are.

I'm sorry but sometimes I just want to look at stuff like that and say well duh!! We all know how to act on the road, and what behavior is right and wrong... some people just don't care. I can't see the Pope changing that in too many cases.

And I hate to say it, but I'm a single woman with a child. If my daughter is in the car and a stranger is on the side of the road, I sure hope they have a cell phone because I'm not stopping unless I break down too.

Ms. Place said...

Among other things.And I imagine others would say you are smart.