OMG! Italy's Catholics asked to stop texting, silence iPods, st...

Roman Catholic bishops in Italy are urging the faithful to go on a high-tech fast for Lent , switching off modern appliances from cars to iPods and abstaining from surfing the Web or text messaging until Easter ... Full Story
Here in Hollywood

United States

#1 Mar 4, 2009
How ridiculous.....what will they think of next?
Rambo

United States

#2 Mar 4, 2009
I'm glad I'm not Catholic.
Boca

Esom Hill, GA

#3 Mar 4, 2009
"works salvation", at its finest.
happyday

Fairfield, CT

#4 Mar 4, 2009
Wish people would tech fast here, we look like a nation of a--holes always hooked up to some gadget having forced conversations, imagining we are celebs or execs because we "have to take" a call.
luvmylocs

Orlando, FL

#5 Mar 4, 2009
lol...good luck with that
Lord

Dania, FL

#6 Mar 4, 2009
The Church heirarchy is just USING technology to assert its control over the flock.

Break and fly away, sayeth the Lord!
Lord

Dania, FL

#7 Mar 4, 2009
Here in Hollywood wrote:
How ridiculous.....what will they think of next?
Probably a religious holiday honoring Madonna!
Billy Bob

United States

#8 Mar 4, 2009
happyday wrote:
Wish people would tech fast here, we look like a nation of a--holes always hooked up to some gadget having forced conversations, imagining we are celebs or execs because we "have to take" a call.
I agree with you. People have become obsessed with
the cell and the need to text.
It must fill some kind of vacuum in peoples lives.
Who needs to be constantly 'in touch'. The truth is
almost no one.
Billy Bob

United States

#9 Mar 4, 2009
Lord wrote:
The Church heirarchy is just USING technology to assert its control over the flock.
Break and fly away, sayeth the Lord!
If you don't respect people's commitment to religion
why do you feel it is incumbent on you to trash
religion? Gives you some kind of thrill?
Really I'm referring to all that do trash religion.
Florida

Washington, DC

#10 Mar 4, 2009
Some may find it unreasonable, but the reality is that we've all become slaves to technology - just the other day, my supervisor told me that he cannot even go on vacation for one week without returning to find several hundreds e-mails in his unread folder, so, he's literally forced to be online everyday, even when on vacation, in order to prevent himself from being over burdened on his return - now THAT is being a slave to technology. And, though some may critize the Church's call, in reality that's not unreasonable - it's even healthy, since it helps to prevent this form of addiction from developing...
Florida

Washington, DC

#11 Mar 4, 2009
Some may find it unreasonable, but the reality is that we've all become slaves to technology - just the other day, my supervisor told me that he cannot even go on vacation for one week without returning to find several hundred e-mails in his unread folder, so, he's literally forced to be online everyday, even when on vacation, in order to prevent himself from being over-burdened on his return - now THAT is being a slave to technology. And, though some may critize the Church's call, in reality that's not unreasonable - it's even healthy, since it helps to prevent this form of addiction from developing...
Common Sense

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#12 Mar 4, 2009
So if I give up texting and cars and hi tech gadgets for lent will the priests stop molesting and sexually assaulting 10 year old alter boys for lent or is that asking too much?
Vote for your mamma

United States

#14 Mar 4, 2009
These guys are so full of crap. They just make up there own little rules when ever and how ever they want. Religion is the biggest scam going even worse than what we have seen from wall street lately!
Perishable Worshipper

AOL

#15 Mar 4, 2009
Vote for your mamma wrote:
These guys are so full of crap. They just make up there own little rules when ever and how ever they want. Religion is the biggest scam going even worse than what we have seen from wall street lately!
Bless you, my dear. But the biggest scam of all was the messiahobama putting it to the deceived worshippers who bought the whole community organized fireworks deal.
Rambo

United States

#16 Mar 5, 2009
Perishable Worshipper wrote:
<quoted text> Bless you, my dear. But the biggest scam of all was the messiahobama putting it to the deceived worshippers who bought the whole community organized fireworks deal.
Just ridiculous that no matter WHAT the topic is, someone has to bring up Obama...is could be anything from the weather to the Catholic church and it's Obama this and Obama that...what a bunch of BS...talk about the TOPIC for crying out... this is about Catholics and texting...nothing to do with Obama.
Perishable Worshipper

AOL

#17 Mar 5, 2009
Rambo wrote:
<quoted text>
Just ridiculous that no matter WHAT the topic is, someone has to bring up Obama...is could be anything from the weather to the Catholic church and it's Obama this and Obama that...what a bunch of BS...talk about the TOPIC for crying out... this is about Catholics and texting...nothing to do with Obama.
How can you say such a thing when the whole idea of worship in this nation has centered around the worshipping of the messiahobama? I wish they would give that up for Lent...and then continue for the next 4 years until someone with experience and qualifications can take over the presidency. Until then, bless all you messiahobama worshippers, and Happy Lent from the catholic church...Let's see, I wonder what new rule they can make up to scare the citizenry this season. Maybe they can take away obama's sainthood until April Fool's Day, when his agenda for hope and change will finally be unrevealed. LMAO
Xbox Gamer

Spring, TX

#18 Jul 29, 2013
Obama is not Catholic. How did he get on this topic?

Level 9

Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#20 Jul 31, 2013
Hopefully, none of these morons live near me. What idiot still thinks it's a good idea to texted and drive?
Anonymous

Delhi, India

#23 Aug 1, 2013
I am happy that i am hinu.

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