Cardinal Renato Martino, who heads the office, told a news conference that the Vatican felt it necessary to address the pastoral needs of motorists because driving had become such a big part of contemporary life.Following the same reasoning, I wonder if the Vatican will issue 10 Commandments for Internet users sometime around 2043. The commandments, incidentally, are:
1. You shall not kill.What kind of commandment is #3? It reads more like one of those declarative advice statements you sometimes get inside a fortune cookie. It even passes the "in bed"-suffixable criterion for fortune cookies, as do several of the others.
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.