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PoliCon
03-22-2009, 11:04 PM
When computers address the Almighty (http://www.france24.com/en/20090321-internet-religion-computers-address-almighty-information-age-prayer)

Saturday 21 March 2009
No time to pray? The site, "Information Age Prayer" caters to busy bigots in the digital age. For a few dollars, a computer can transmit prayers to the Almighty.

Can machines address God? It’s a question that would undoubtedly interest Isaac Asimov, the father of science fiction.



The website "Information Age Prayer" does not shy away from such lofty theological debates and offers, for a few dollars, to recite prayers for the faithful who are too busy in this Information Age.



The concept is simple. Users have to click on their religion of choice on the home page, which leads them to a list of prayers such as the “Our Father” for Christians and the "Fajr" for Muslims.



Prices are based on the length of the texts and therefore vary. For Catholics, for example, the monthly fee for a daily prayer ranges from 70 cents for the “Hail Mary” to $49.97 for the rosary. And for the hesitant ones ($50 dollars, it’s a lump sum), the button offers a reminder: "Show God you’re serious - Get the complete Rosary Package." It’s an offer that’s hard to resist.



Once the payment is done, a computer belonging to the site's host will recite the requested prayer, every day, using the software, "The Last Cry." For Muslims, the site specifies that the computer speakers are turned towards Mecca.

CONTINUEDI'd love to know who owns this con . . . . http://www.informationageprayer.com/index.html

FlaGator
03-23-2009, 09:42 AM
I'd love to know who owns this con . . . . http://www.informationageprayer.com/index.html

Do an nslookup on the domain name.

PoliCon
03-23-2009, 09:46 AM
Do an nslookup on the domain name.

That's too much like work. :p

Gingersnap
03-23-2009, 10:31 AM
This is so 20th century. The Buddhists were on top of this back in the 90s: digital prayer wheels (http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/digital-wheels.htm).

Try to keep up.

PoliCon
03-23-2009, 10:34 AM
I was too busy saying my prayers to bother :p

JB
03-23-2009, 06:38 PM
Awesome. I just signed up for the Catholic Guilt Special. Only cost me 3 grand.

Lanie
03-23-2009, 10:25 PM
Wouldn't it stink if God clicked the spam button on my email? :D

PoliCon
03-23-2009, 11:27 PM
Wouldn't it stink if God clicked the spam button on my email? :D

awwwww sweetie - he does that for all liberals :p

FlaGator
03-24-2009, 05:27 AM
Wouldn't it stink if God clicked the spam button on my email? :D

I believe He checks the junk mail box every millennium or two for misdirected messages :D

enslaved1
03-24-2009, 03:23 PM
That's too much like work. :p

That's why there are nifty firefox extensions like ShowIP. A couple of clicks and we have....

http://whois.domaintools.com/74.208.165.199

OrgName: 1&1 Internet Inc.
OrgID: 11INT
Address: 701 Lee Rd
Address: Suite 300
City: Chesterbrook
StateProv: PA
PostalCode: 19087
Country: US

:D Thank me very much.

PoliCon
03-24-2009, 07:27 PM
That's why there are nifty firefox extensions like ShowIP. A couple of clicks and we have....

http://whois.domaintools.com/74.208.165.199

OrgName: 1&1 Internet Inc.
OrgID: 11INT
Address: 701 Lee Rd
Address: Suite 300
City: Chesterbrook
StateProv: PA
PostalCode: 19087
Country: US

:D Thank me very much.OOOOHHHHHHHhhhh Phillygirl is running this site? Is that why she's been too busy to post?