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BAMAPHIN 22
06-19-2007, 05:38 PM
Got road rage? The Vatican on Tuesday issued a set of "Ten Commandments" for drivers, telling motorists to be charitable to others on the highways, to refrain from drinking and driving, and to pray you make it before you even buckle up.

An unusual document from the Vatican's office for migrants and itinerant people also warned that automobiles can be "an occasion of sin" -- particularly when they are used for dangerous passing or for prostitution.

It warned about the effects of road rage, saying driving can bring out "primitive" behavior in motorists, including "impoliteness, rude gestures, cursing, blasphemy, loss of sense of responsibility or deliberate infringement of the highway code."

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/06/19/vatican.road.rage.ap/index.html

Megatron
06-20-2007, 01:43 AM
Commandment #11: Smile while giving the finger so the other driver knows you're just kidding.

Eshlemon
06-20-2007, 02:15 AM
Commandment #11: Smile while giving the finger so the other driver knows you're just kidding.


So that's one of the 5 from the broken stone slabs, the others? Makes sense if you see the Lounge thread...merge.:)

Miamian
06-20-2007, 04:05 PM
Will people really start obeying rules like slowing down at a yellow light, instead of speeding up and yielding right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks? That'll be the day.

Megatron
06-20-2007, 04:07 PM
Will people really start obeying rules like slowing down at a yellow light, instead of speeding up and yielding right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks? That'll be the day. I do these things.:err:

Miamian
06-20-2007, 04:33 PM
I do these things.:err:The Vatican ruling applies to Catholics, so one would expect it to be taken more seriously in predominantly Catholic countries or areas. Have you ever traveled in Latin America?

The Rev
06-20-2007, 10:03 PM
Good lick in Miami with that.

The Rev
06-20-2007, 10:03 PM
Good luck in Miami with those rules.

Miamian
06-21-2007, 01:00 AM
Good luck in Miami with those rules.

It may be difficult to believe, but there are worse places.

TotoreMexico
06-21-2007, 01:28 AM
It may be difficult to believe, but there are worse places.

Mexico City:m359:

Pagan
06-21-2007, 07:22 AM
Try midtown Manhattan at rush hour. :wink:

Miamian
06-21-2007, 09:05 AM
Mexico City:m359:
Actually, I didn't think it was as bad as I expected it to be. IMO, Lima is much worse.

Vertical Limit
06-21-2007, 09:48 AM
Good luck in Miami with those rules.
:lol: :lol:

Pagan
06-21-2007, 11:13 AM
After thinking about it, how ridiculous is this? And no, this is not a slap at religion....

How self-important is this Pope feeling that after automobiles have been in existence for 100 years he feels that NOW is the time - in his almighty wisdom - to give us the rules for the road that we can't exist without?

:rolleyes:

Aussiefinfan54
06-27-2007, 02:44 AM
After thinking about it, how ridiculous is this? And no, this is not a slap at religion....

How self-important is this Pope feeling that after automobiles have been in existence for 100 years he feels that NOW is the time - in his almighty wisdom - to give us the rules for the road that we can't exist without?

:rolleyes:

to be fair he hasnt exactly been pope for 100 years.

Pagan
06-27-2007, 07:28 AM
to be fair he hasnt exactly been pope for 100 years.
No **** Sherlock. But he's been ALIVE almost that long. This is the second time I have to hand you a net....let me simplify.

The POSITION of the Pope has been in existence LONG before automobiles. Automobiles have been around about 100 years, give or take. NO other Pope thought we needed "commandments" to drive. THIS Pope does.

Ergo...self-importance.

Get it now?