The Vatican rolled out a “Ten Commandments” for drivers last week. No word yet whether Charlton Heston will star in the movie version. What would Moses drive?
The document, issued by the Vatican's office for migrant and itinerant people, warned that automobiles can be “an occasion of sin” — particularly when used to make a dangerous passing maneuver or when used by prostitutes and their clients. Or particularly when you combine the two. Don't do that. …
The Vatican's document hits close to home (that is the United States of America) when it laments the wrongs associated with automobiles: Individual using their cars to show off; “dominating others” by speeding; and drivers killing themselves and others.
It warns about the effects of road rage, saying driving can bring out “primitive” behavior in motorists, including rude gestures, cursing, blasphemy and loss of a sense of responsibility. Pride and wrath are also sins. The Vatican doesn't go so far as to say Humvees and SUVs can be false gods, worshipped at the gas-guzzling big vehicles altar, but we do.
— The Herald, Everett, Wash.