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    When computers address the Almighty

    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.

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    I'd love to know who owns this con . . . . http://www.informationageprayer.com/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    I'd love to know who owns this con . . . . http://www.informationageprayer.com/index.html
    Do an nslookup on the domain name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Do an nslookup on the domain name.
    That's too much like work. :p
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    This is so 20th century. The Buddhists were on top of this back in the 90s: digital prayer wheels.

    Try to keep up.
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    I was too busy saying my prayers to bother :p
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    Awesome. I just signed up for the Catholic Guilt Special. Only cost me 3 grand.
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    Wouldn't it stink if God clicked the spam button on my email? :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    Wouldn't it stink if God clicked the spam button on my email? :D
    awwwww sweetie - he does that for all liberals :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    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.
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