Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Smartphones Receive Holy Blessing

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the blessed-are-the-phone-makers dept.

Idle 154

jeffmeden writes "Plow Monday is normally for blessing laborers and their tools; as the name suggests it is aimed at those who work the land. A church service in London, England Monday decided to go after a more modern audience: office workers and their modern communication gadgets. From the Times article: 'The congregation at St Lawrence Jewry in the City of London raised their mobiles and iPods above their heads and Canon Parrott raised his voice to the heavens to address the Lord God of all Creation. "May our tongues be gentle, our e-mails be simple and our websites be accessible," he said.'"

cancel ×

154 comments

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Has anyone noticed... (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30740946)

Has anyone noticed that sampenzus is a worse editor than even Jon Katz could ever hope to be?

NOTICE THIS TODAY AND BELIEVE TOMORROW (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741182)

It's that time of month again, kiddies. Patch now or be owned.

Re:Has anyone noticed... (1)

megamerican (1073936) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741656)

Has anyone noticed that sampenzus is a worse editor than even Jon Katz could ever hope to be?

No, but Samzenpus articles are ones I tend to automatically skip.

Re:Has anyone noticed... (2, Insightful)

Kral_Blbec (1201285) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742566)

and yet you are posting in one...

Voices from the Hellmouth (1)

copponex (13876) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742208)

I don't think you remember how bad it was. [slashdot.org]

Until what's-his-nuts cashes is in like a prime time cable news anchor (or even worse, Nancy Grace) on the suffering of others by retreading the same old bullshit ideas, then he won't hold a candle to the inferno of dumb that was [slashdot.org] , and sadly is [amazon.com] , Jon Katz.

Thankfully he had the sense to put himself out to pasture. [bedlamfarm.com]

Re:Has anyone noticed... (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742414)

Has anyone ever seen sampenzus and Katz in the same place at the same time? Could they actually be... one and the same?

Re:Has anyone noticed... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30742654)

No, because samzenpus is fantastic compared to kdawson.

hardcampa (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30740984)

RESPEKT!

Once again! (-1, Flamebait)

iCantSpell (1162581) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741014)

Another example of why organized religion is bullshit.

On another note: 10% of the world controls 90% of the rest. Have a good day.

Re:Once again! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30742496)

Another example of why organized religion is bullshit.

On another note: 10% of the world controls 90% of the rest. Have a good day.

Don't let the occasional Kookie Konservative Moderators' Day make you stop trying to tell the truth, friend.

Absurd? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741040)

Is this any more absurd than waving other tools in the air and praying for assistance from the divine?

Re:Absurd? (2, Insightful)

fastest fascist (1086001) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741226)

No, it does, however, raise the possibility of holy tech support. Prayer circles praying for your tech problems to be solved, for a small fee, of course.

I have a terrible feeling that already exists somewhere.

Re:Absurd? (1)

Anonymous Monkey (795756) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741388)

For a long time my standard line when any one complained abut their computer was to ask them if they sacrificed a chicken on the copier to the Computer Gods. Depending on my mood I would tell them to try KFC or McNugits.

Re:Absurd? (1)

Theodore (13524) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741598)

SNORK!!!

I had a similar joke this last office Christmas party...
"Way back when the senior VP of accounting was on this floor, every three months we'd have to sacrifice two chickens an a goat...
But with all the new technology we've installed, it's now down to once a year with a gyros sandwich and a 10 piece mcnugget."

Re:Absurd? (1)

jhoegl (638955) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741546)

What are you talking about? Every time I call tech support I hope that the problem resolves itself while I wait.
Otherwise I would have to fucking decipher their broken English.

Re:Absurd? (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742534)

Every time I call tech support I hope that the problem resolves itself while I wait.

That's fine, as long as you don't start giving 10% of your income to the Lord God of Magical Tech Support.

Also, as long as you don't start saying that those of us who do NOT pray to the God of Magical Tech Support are doomed to suffer all eternity with broken equipment and should be banned, shunned or killed.

Re:Absurd? (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742018)

No, it does, however, raise the possibility of holy tech support. Prayer circles praying for your tech problems to be solved, for a small fee, of course. I have a terrible feeling that already exists somewhere.

I'm certain the Christian Scientists are already advocating a belief that calling hardware tech support at your job is not necessary.
Scientologists probably advocate a similar stance but only for software glitches, the worst of which must be purged of thetans by use of a 45 caliber handgun. And Spammers are fair game.

Re:Absurd? (1)

tsm_sf (545316) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742408)

No, it does, however, raise the possibility of holy tech support. Prayer circles praying for your tech problems to be solved, for a small fee, of course.

And this is different than most tech support plans how, exactly?

Re:Absurd? (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741626)

I regularly wave my tool in the air and pray for divine assistance. Alas, I'm still wielding it on my own.

Re:Absurd? (1)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741700)

Depends. Apple users will first pray to Jobs, and only then resort to an alternative deity. The reason for this is of course that Jobs introduced the iPhone by raising it above his head. So at the very least, the reason for waving the object in the air may vary.

Re:Absurd? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741858)

The church in in the financial district of London. The people with the phones are the moneychangers of the day. Irony abounds. Most of their colleagues probably are believers of the religion known as the Free Market and bathe at the Temple of the Greenback.

Re:Absurd? (3, Insightful)

McNihil (612243) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742044)

It's not assistance they ask for, it is that the tool doesn't break/crash or become otherwise inoperable and IMHO that approach is less absurd and hints at the users humility.

How much did a plow cost back in the day? If it broke? Without it you and the rest of the family would have a hard time to live.

Now the absurd is that iPod's and the like should not be included. A persons main computer or server farm that pays the families bill... hell yes.

But then again most modern people may be Atheists and could care less.

Re:Absurd? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30742670)

But then again most modern people may be Atheists and could care less.

couldn't care less.*

Re:Absurd?!?! (1)

sznupi (719324) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742862)

How is that not an assistance? They try to control their chosen deity to perform tricks for them, after all (there's no humility in that BTW)

TFA (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741042)

"May our tongues be gentle, our e-mails be simple and our websites be accessible"

Maybe they could start with TFA..

Re:TFA (1)

electricbern (1222632) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741190)

God tried to post on the articles website and communicate His wisdom on the people. But the site was slashdotted. Maybe next time, God.

Re:TFA (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742744)

Indeed, with millions of prayers heaven's hotline is just overloaded. When God asked man to multiply, he should have thought about appropriate communication infrastructure ...

How is this (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741050)

How is this not Idle material? Or better yet trash can material. Who cares what some inane irrelevant church is doing in whatever part of the world.

Re:How is this (1, Flamebait)

aristotle-dude (626586) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741084)

How is this not Idle material? Or better yet trash can material. Who cares what some inane irrelevant church is doing in whatever part of the world.

If you don't care, why did you post? Take your hateful bullshit elsewhere.

Re:How is this (4, Informative)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741150)

We care because sampenzus is posting idle shit outside of idle and cluttering up the other sections.

Re:How is this (1, Insightful)

Chad Birch (1222564) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741266)

It's no mistake either, he does it very regularly, one to two posts per day. They're boiling the frog, they'd love to turn this site into Digg.

Re:How is this (1)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741284)

Well of course it's not mistake. He knows that pretty much everyone blocks the idle section.

Re:How is this (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742702)

He knows that pretty much everyone blocks the idle section.

What is this "idle section" of which you speak?

Re:How is this (2, Informative)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741764)

Easy. Just go to "Help and Accounts" -> "Classic Index" -> "Authors" and untick samzenpus... which is what I have now done. See you folks later.

Re:How is this (1)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742108)

The problem with doing that is that sampenzus seems to be the one that handles posting book reviews which I tend to like to read.

Re:How is this (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741270)

How is this not Idle material? Or better yet trash can material. Who cares what some inane irrelevant church is doing in whatever part of the world.

If you don't care, why did you post? Take your hateful bullshit elsewhere.

You define that as "hateful"?

I find your terrorist rhetoric distasteful and threatening. Why do you hate America?!?

See what I did there?

Re:How is this (4, Funny)

derGoldstein (1494129) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741734)

If you don't care, why did you post? Take your hateful bullshit elsewhere.

This is Slashdot. This *is* where people take their hateful bullshit.

Re:How is this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30742144)

The AC GP cares about /., not some obscure church. But you already know that. So, as someone wise once said, "Take your hateful bullshit elsewhere.".

Re:How is this (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742688)

...some inane irrelevant church...

That's redundant.

Re:How is this (1)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741102)

It's idle material for sure. The problem is that sampenzus has a bad habit of posting his crap outside of idle because he knows that 99.9% of slashdotters blocks that section.

Re:How is this (1)

tsm_sf (545316) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742526)

It's not idle material if you're interested in anthropology. Maybe you could just scroll past articles you don't want to read?

Act of God (1)

Drethon (1445051) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741060)

""May our tongues be gentle, our e-mails be simple and our websites be accessible," he said." Not sure all that will happen without an Act of God...

Re:Act of God (0, Troll)

sznupi (719324) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741140)

Same God accepting ethnics cleansing, masochism as a way of salvation and supposedly communicating in extremely obscure ways? Yeah, I can see that...

Re:Act of God (0, Troll)

JockTroll (996521) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741362)

Typical loserboy nerd. Boo-hoo, they nuked Caprica, sob sob sigh sigh, those bad Cylons with their God. Get over it, dammit. It was only the fucking human race.

Re:Act of God (1)

Drethon (1445051) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741142)

Sorry, forgot the line breaks. Work needs to stop mandating IE6 so I can see my previews ;p

Edited Post:
""May our tongues be gentle, our e-mails be simple and our websites be accessible," he said."
Not sure all that will happen without an Act of God...

Slashdotting (1, Offtopic)

0racle (667029) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741094)

Does that make Slashdotting a site a Satanic ritual now?

Re:Slashdotting (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741144)

Simply posting to /. is enough for eternal damnation unless you have a paid subscription, of course.

The funny bit... (2, Interesting)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741104)

...raised their mobiles and iPods above their heads

Taking your iPod to church? Why? So you can play games and listen to music instead of the sermon?

Religion sure is a weird business.

Re:The funny bit... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741166)

...raised their mobiles and iPods above their heads

Taking your iPod to church? Why?

Religion sure is a weird business.

To check if your neighbour had a model worth coveting?

Re:The funny bit... (1)

Drethon (1445051) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741264)

Its worth points so long as you show up or something. I can understand faith but religion is strange sometimes.

Re:The funny bit... (1)

FlyingBishop (1293238) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741346)

It's like being a Fireman. You just kind of show up in case something happens that needs your attention.

You look at Thomas, he gets this bad rap, essentially because he didn't show up to church on Sunday and missed the second coming (first? I don't know how the crazies are marking these things.)

Obviously, you aren't likely to miss the second(third) coming by not showing up at church, but you are going to miss more everyday revelations.

Turn in your nerd card. (3, Insightful)

Singularity42 (1658297) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741762)

Faith is incompatible with being a nerd.

Re:Turn in your nerd card. (1)

Drethon (1445051) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741876)

Faith is key to being a nerd. I have faith I'm going to pass my next exams. I don't know but I have faith in myself.

Lots of inventors have faith that they can do something that no one has seen before (ex the Wright brothers).

Re:Turn in your nerd card. (2, Informative)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742080)

Faith != Confidence.

Re:Turn in your nerd card. (1)

Drethon (1445051) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742302)

From wikipedia:

Faith is the confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. The word "faith" can refer to a religion itself or to religion in general. As with "trust", faith involves a concept of future events or outcomes, and is used conversely for a belief "not resting on logical proof or material evidence." Informal usage of the word "faith" can be quite broad, and may be used in place of "trust" or "belief."

To me confidence is knowing you can do something where as faith is believing you can do something. Rather fine line I admit but...

Re:Turn in your nerd card. (1, Offtopic)

Chicken_Kickers (1062164) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742266)

What the hell are you talking about? People with religious beliefs are one of the original nerds. For example, there are many Muslims who have memorised the entire Quran, word for word and could recite to you any verse on command, the same way some nerds can memorise the entire script of Star Wars Episode IV. Medieval Christian monks can spend years on end, nerdily copying and decorating manuscripts by hand. The word "canon" came from the Catholic faith and has been adopted by geeky Wookiepedia, Memory Alpha writers and basically any long-running TV show fans. Most of those said TV shows, especially sci-fi ones, have elements of Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman, Egyptian, Hindu etc. myths. Don't conflate nerdism and technophilia exclusively with atheism.

Re:The funny bit... (1)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741314)

Well, you can clearly see that he is a total Apple fanboi. Else he would have said “MP3 players“, and not iPods.

Re:The funny bit... (2, Funny)

sznupi (719324) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741618)

Just the iPods need exorcisms.

Re:The funny bit... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741972)

There's an app for that.

Re:The funny bit... (1)

Malc (1751) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741338)

Why would you make an assumption and assertion like that? Most people use their iPods to create their own little bubble on the Tube (e.g. going to the Church) and elsewhere in this crowded city and island.

Re:The funny bit... (1)

Dogbertius (1333565) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741350)

"Because then I couldn't listen to the commentary..." -Dilbert episode on Dogbert Day

Re:The funny bit... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741454)

Believe it or not, we church goers don't teleport from home to church & back again. We might walk there, or possibly drive, and then maybe be crazy and go somewhere else after wards. What are we supposed to do, leave the things at the door?

They do have off buttons you know :o)

Re:The funny bit... (1)

eln (21727) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741522)

As long as you're paying enough attention to drop the money into the collection plate when it comes along, you can do whatever you want. Folding money only, cheapskate.

Re:The funny bit... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741738)

Personally I have my scriptures, hymn book, and lesson manuals on my iPhone. It's a lot more convenient than carrying around the physical books.

Re:The funny bit... (1)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741744)

So you can say a short prayer, something like this:
"Hail Steve, full of grace, the turtleneck is with thee. Blessed art thou among fanboys, and blessed is the fruit of thy twisted mind, for thou hast borne the savior of our social lives."

Re:The funny bit... (1)

PGOER (1333025) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741772)

There's got to be a Monty Python joke in here somewhere. Personally I think Holy hand grenades are much more entertaining.

Re:The funny bit... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741982)

I don't know, maybe they brought it because:

  - They're on call and that's how they receive notifications?
  - They have a Bible/Concordance app?
  - They are recording the sermon?
  - They knew that it would drive some poor sap on Slashdot into self-righteous indignation and find irony delicious?

It's hard to say.

Parrot Parrott (1)

Max(10) (1716458) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741130)

Canon Parrott raised his voice to the heavens to address the Lord God of all Creation. "May our tongues be gentle, our e-mails be simple and our websites be accessible," he said.

I hope I don't go to hell for this, but Canon Parrott sounds a bit like a parrot.
May redundancy be gone.

Spo86e (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741208)

the future of the I 3on't bore you

Read as: (2, Interesting)

d34dluk3 (1659991) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741234)

Someone is trying to hard to be 'relevant'.

Re:Read as: (2, Informative)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741810)

It's just a new take on an old custom. Here in Belgium there's a lot of (older) people who get their car blessed once a year during the pilgrimage to Scherpenheuvel. It's silly but hey to each his own.

Not to be left out... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741292)

Something similar was tried recently at a Synagogue - the laptops got paraded around on chairs, the iPods were wrapped in a handkerchief and stepped on and the cell phones got the end of their antennas cut off.

4You fail 1t. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741328)

the public eye: Of businesS and was then disappeared

Technical support (3, Funny)

ilsaloving (1534307) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741392)

After examining many badly managed and virus ridden machines, I've often declared that nothing short of a reformat and an exorcism is going to get it working again.

It's nice to know that *someone* is finally following through with my recommendations.

random thoughts... (2, Funny)

Theodore (13524) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741438)

So, would the sound of a 300 baud modem connecting be equivalent to Gregorian chant now?
Is renewing DHCP equivalent to confession and absolution?
Is SMTP prayer? What does God do when you spam him?
Does your firewall have an angel with a flaming sword? Ours does.
And should they really be using wireless if Lucifer is the Lord of the Air?

Re:random thoughts... (1)

BlackSabbath (118110) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741896)

> And should they really be using wireless if Lucifer is the Lord of the Air?

Isn't Lucifer also known as the "bringer of light" which would imply lord of fibre-optic communications?
On reflection, perhaps he is the lord of all high-speed communications technologies.

Re:random thoughts... (1)

vlm (69642) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742248)

Isn't Lucifer also known as the "bringer of light" which would imply lord of

screensavers? e-ink displays?

Which one??? (1)

Ipeunipig (934414) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741600)

Which one of the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse is this going to call into action?

Re:Which one??? (1)

BlackSabbath (118110) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741936)

The other one.

(oblig. Young Ones reference for the kiddies)

Re:Which one??? (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742892)

All four, of course:

Conquest: viruses and worms
War: rootkits and trojans
Famine: DoS attacks
Death: Blue Screen (or Kernel Panic for Linux users)

Ooookaaaayyy... (3, Funny)

frank_adrian314159 (469671) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741714)

May our tongues be gentle, our e-mails be simple and our websites be accessible...

And the congregation responds: And may porn flow freely without fear of spam and malware.

Are they serious? (1, Interesting)

piojo (995934) | more than 4 years ago | (#30741870)

This church is called "St Lawrence Jewry"? What a confusing and possibly offensive (to Jews) name for a church. Unless there's something I'm missing about British English.

Re:Are they serious? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741966)

Let me google that for you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Lawrence_Jewry

Re:Are they serious? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30742020)

They didn't just call it that, you know. Buildings in Europe can be centuries old, back when attitudes or conventions were different. Enlighten thyself. [wikipedia.org]

Re:Are they serious? (2, Informative)

Jonathunder (105885) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742148)

The name is a reference to its location.

From its website [btik.com] :

"St. Lawrence was first built in 1136 in the east end of London in the old Jewish quarter..."

Re:Are they serious? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30742286)

It's where they make jews. Duh.....

Proper English (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30742474)

British English? I think you mean English, the proper and correct form of the language.

It's not like one of those bastard dialects like American English or Australian English.

Re:Are they serious? (1)

ceoyoyo (59147) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742522)

Why would the word jewry be offensive?

As for confusing, well, the relationships between religions are confusing. The various Christian sects and their relationship to Judaism particularly so.

Re:Are they serious? (3, Insightful)

AthanasiusKircher (1333179) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742600)

This church is called "St Lawrence Jewry"? What a confusing and possibly offensive (to Jews) name for a church. Unless there's something I'm missing about British English.

It's not something you're missing about "British English." It's something you're missing about history.

With just one search, you could have clarified the historical reasons for this. The name dates back to a time when Jews were welcomed into England [wikipedia.org] (even as they were being persecuted elsewhere) after William the Conqueror arrived. The old Jewish quarter in London includes prominent streets like Old Jewry [wikipedia.org] and nearby old landmarks like St Lawrence Jewry [wikipedia.org] .

"Confusing"? Potentially. But it's a reference to an address whose name is almost a millennium old. "Offensive"? Only if you don't know anything about history. It sort of reminds me of the idiots who want to remove the term "Providence Plantations" from the name of the state Rhode Island (whose official name is "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" [slashdot.org] ), because they somehow think that "plantation" only refers to places where there were slaves. That's not what it meant in the 17th century, when the colony was founded.

Historical ignorance offends me. In the name of reason, try to educate yourself before assuming that a term or name from centuries ago must be intended to offend people.

Fp CUM (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741892)

The missing verse of Genesis (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30741980)

Yae, and on the 8th day did God twit pics of his Son's birthday party

Exorcism for Windows viruses (3, Funny)

Jon_Hanson (779123) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742130)

They need an exorcism ritual for Windows viruses as well.

ebay? (1)

stokessd (89903) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742180)

So how much more does a BLESSED jailbroken unlocked iPhone 3GS sell for on ebay?

Sheldon

Re:ebay? (1)

ddxexex (1664191) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742926)

Really all you have to do is wield a noncursed jailbroken unlocked iPhone 3GS and read 2 noncursed scrolls of enchant weapon (one while not confused and the other while confused), apply a can of grease and voila you have a +1 Blessed rustproof corrodeproof greased jailbroken unlocked iPhone 3GS. So not much of an increase in price unless you have lots of CHA when you sell it to the shopkeeper.

We shouldn't call on Him 4 such modern commodities (0, Offtopic)

Christmas (1294060) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742328)

The Lord, Himself, has not created these modern commodities that we use today. How can one even *think* of calling upon our God with prayers about "emails" or "the Internet" and other man-made things. We shall pray for the well-being of ourselves and others, for forgiveness of sins, etc. In fact, the new testament tells us *how* we should pray..

"Our Father, who art in heaven. Hallowed by Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil..... For the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory are yours now and forever! Amen"

Might as well add to it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30742478)

May our blue screens be few,
our mice glide smooth and true,
and our online play be free of lag. ...And may that fucking paper clip burn in hell for all eternity.

Glad to see he respected the Book of Armaments (1)

serutan (259622) | more than 4 years ago | (#30742730)

"May our tongues be gentle, our e-mails be simple and our websites be accessible."

"Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three."

Load More Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>