Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk finds that the Web accommodates all kinds of bloggers, including a nun who says she is "wildly enthusiastic about our mission of putting communications technology at the service of the Gospel." One of the more rewarding things about the Web is that it allows you to snoop a little into other people’s lives without knocking on their door and asking to borrow some sugar. So I thought I’d step technologically over the thresholds of America’s minds and learn a little about what people are believing this days. You know, in a God kind of way. Even though it is a long time since I was ordered to go to Church on Sundays or my life would be ended by an immediate celestial thunderbolt, I will try to be as objective as I possibly can. nunblog, and has become something of a minor Madonna in the religious community for embracing technology like a hedge-fund manager cuddles a killing. She is a veritable tech fiend who uses as her URL not the obvious … [Read more...] about Is God on technology’s side? Or is it the other way around?
Photo credit by Michael Krigsman: The original shiny object Many enterprise software people love shiny new objects -- we are attracted to surface appearances while de-valuing substantive function. As the Biblical story of the apple suggests, the lure of seductive appearance is not new. In today's enterprise world, in which software procurement is increasingly decentralized due to the cloud, balancing seductive end-user tools against corporate standards is an important CIO challenge. The issue becomes more profound as users demand even greater independence from centralized IT departments. When discussing shiny new technology, end-user adoption is a particularly compelling topic. While it's certainly true that new features and cool user interfaces encourage users to adopt technology as never before, there is also a darker side. Although the new technology can solve current problems, it may also cause unexpected downstream disruption to business processes. This fear of disruption … [Read more...] about CIO view: Balancing the blessing and curse of shiny objects
MEJORADA DEL CAMPO -- Folks from around the world travel to see Gaudi's incomplete masterpiece, basilica La Sagrada Familia. Its bizarre blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau, with "Lost"-like symbolism and a lack of architectural symmetry, makes it the most interesting church in the world. However, SmartPlanet offers a contender for world's most interesting piece of Catholic architecture. Just half an hour outside the city center of Madrid stands an equally intriguing and odd city-block-sized building. This one just lacks the tourists, sophistication, glory or papal blessing, and will probably be knocked down in the next decade, but it is sure worth a look. Known as La Catedral de Justo, for the man that has been building it for the last fifty years, it sticks out both as a work of modern art and a sore thumb in an otherwise plain village. This cathedral is literally a piece of trash. In 1961, Justo Gallego Martinez had to leave a Catholic monastery due to a nearly-deadly bout of … [Read more...] about This Navidad, visit the Cathedral of Trash
posted on 18 Oct 2012, 21:59 37 1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2126; Member since: 26 Apr 2012) Apple is the origin of sin posted on 18 Oct 2012, 22:27 9 10. andynaija (Posts: 1044; Member since: 08 Sep 2012) I don't know about it being an apple but for sure it was a fruit from that garden. posted on 19 Oct 2012, 01:14 4 23. tiara6918 (Posts: 2126; Member since: 26 Apr 2012) I'm pertaining to the company not the fruit itself posted on 19 Oct 2012, 01:49 6 25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4535; Member since: 07 Mar 2012) Let's all pray for Apple... 26. rorafu (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Oct 2012) what a nice prayer... God bless all apple users! posted on 18 Oct 2012, 22:58 5 13. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012) So apple is greed/selfishness and idolatry, McDonald's a symbol of gluttony and sloth, hmm, what else is there? posted on 18 Oct 2012, 23:12 1 14. Pings (Posts: 304; Member since: 19 Dec 2008) Lol I'd say so... posted on 19 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple’s logo is considered ‘blasphemous’ in Russia as a sign of sinful behavior
According to the website “Will Robots Take My Job?,” there is roughly a 0.81-percent chance of a member of the clergy being automated at some point in the near future. This makes it one of the least likely job types to suffer the effects of a robot takeover.Try telling that to the creators of a new robotic priest that’s currently offering robo-blessings to a human congregation in Germany!The robot in question is part of an exhibition at the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau in the town of Wittenberg. That’s the same German city where Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago. The robot’s name is BlessU-2, and boasts two arms, a head with electronic eyes and mouth, and a touchscreen for users to interact with it.Users first select the language they wish to receive their blessing in, choose a male or female voice for it to be spoken in, and then choose the type of blessing they wish to receive. When they have chosen their … [Read more...] about Robot priest dispenses binary biblical blessings to human worshippers
The Foo Fighters have rickrolled Westboro Baptist Church again. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock Dozens of protesters from the church rallied across the Sprint Center. This was the venue of the Foo Fighters' concert on Aug. 21. RollingStones.com's Daniel Kreps reported on the development. As they were protesting, a pickup truck comes out of a nearby corner. As it comes out, it plays Green Day's "American Idiot" from its speakers. The truck then comes to a stop in front of the protesters.Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins holds up a sign which says, "You Got Rick Roll'd (Again)." While he does this, the pickup truck plays Rick Astley's 1987 hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up." The Kansas City Star's Tony Rizzo was at the scene. Lead vocalist Dave Grohl and his other bandmates were jamming at the back of the truck, per Rizzo. As soon as the truck pulls over, dozens of Foo Fighter fans gathered around the vehicle. Grohl put up a sign which says "Keep It … [Read more...] about Foo Fighters Rickroll Westboro Baptist Church Again
Although the word “rapture” cannot be found in the Bible, it is something often employed to refer to the second coming of Jesus Christ. This is said to take place in two steps. The first of these consists of the proper rapture where the blessed would be taken to heaven while the Anti-Christ would come to Earth. The second stage would take place when Jesus Christ would arrive on earth in order to put things right. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More The question to ask is whether the idea of a rapture exists in mainstream Christianity despite the word not being mentioned in the Bible, which is the Holy Book for all orthodox Christians. Well, the Savior did make a promise to his followers that He would return one day in the future and be the salvation of His people. Did Jesus Christ actually mean that He would covertly return to Earth and rescue the true believers from the clutches of the corrupt and sinful people who would be left behind … [Read more...] about Doomsday Is Coming On September 23