Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Give us this day our daily broadband - Vatican to spread the Gospel online

THE GOSPEL could soon be coming to an Ipod near you, and we don’t mean Aretha Franklin. Yesterday an assembly of Catholic bishops decided it was high time people got their daily dose of God through modern technology.

The Vatican reckons tech could be harnessed to spread the good book to billions of people, in as many languages as Babel Fish can translate.

An official Vatican statement insisted "The voice of the Divine Word must resonate over the radio, on Internet channels with virtual distribution (and by) CDs, DVDs and iPods, and on television and cinema screens".

It’s not the first time the Holy See has taken technology into the fold, being amongst the first entities in Europe to have a non Pr0n website (second coming of Jesus anyone?).

Now, the bishops say, more than ever before, the written word is just not enough for the modern world.

And, if the Church wants people to start letting Jesus into their hearts they’d better add him as a friend on facebook first.

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(Source: TI)

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