Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Vehicling with the Vatican, or Puttering along with the Pope

If you thought the Vatican was obsessed with abortion, euthanasia, stem-cell research and sex, well, you're just wrong. In fact, the good men in red and their Chief are worried about you and your driving on the world's roadways. And how else would you communicate this concern, if not through a series of Commandments? Here are the Driver's Ten, as articulated just today:

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.

Armed with these commandments, and maybe a Rosary--they advise praying the Rosary as you roll gently along--go forth and sin no more in your auto...


mollydog said...

Where was Pope Benedikt when we needed him? Hello Slovenia! Well better late than never.

moville said...

amen to that...those homicidal BMW motorcyclists need to be hauled in to see His Excellency during his next visit and read the riot act for violating EVERY SINGLE ONE of these strictures!

jodmeister said...

seriously??? Gee, I feel so much safer now (eye rolling to the back of my head!)

mishdiaz said...

Too too funny!! Just the picture of errant motorists being hauled in before the Pope...