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Pope Francis says the internet is a 'gift from God'

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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:21 AM
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Pope Francis today described the internet as a "gift from God," hailing its ability to foster dialogue among disparate groups, though he acknowledged that the speed of social media can make it difficult for users to engage in self-reflection. Francis made the comments in a statement released Thursday, for the Catholic Church's World Communications Day.

In the statement, the Argentine-born pope said that "unprecedented advances" in technology and digital media have made it easier to engage with people of different religions, thereby "creating a sense of the unity of the human family." Using the web to communicate with various groups, he added, could help resolve religious, economic, or political differences.

Pope Francis says the internet is a 'gift from God'

So very refreshing to see the Pope celebrating that which brings us together rather than that which creates artificial divisions between us.

In my humble opinion the curch got themselves a winner this time around.

Cheers!




posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:24 AM
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soulshn


Pope Francis today described the internet as a "gift from God," hailing its ability to foster dialogue among disparate groups, though he acknowledged that the speed of social media can make it difficult for users to engage in self-reflection. Francis made the comments in a statement released Thursday, for the Catholic Church's World Communications Day.

In the statement, the Argentine-born pope said that "unprecedented advances" in technology and digital media have made it easier to engage with people of different religions, thereby "creating a sense of the unity of the human family." Using the web to communicate with various groups, he added, could help resolve religious, economic, or political differences.

Pope Francis says the internet is a 'gift from God'

So very refreshing to see the Pope celebrating that which brings us together rather than that which creates artificial divisions between us.

In my humble opinion the curch got themselves a winner this time around.

Cheers!


al gore will be crushed... or elated he is now god?



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:30 AM
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I always thought it was a gift from several centuries of collected clever bastards inventing stuff! Who knew?

Oh boy. Those so-called scientists are gonna feel PRETTY stupid right now! If they didn't invent internet, what else didn't they invent?!




posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:30 AM
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correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly sure that giving out free porn isn't very... Godly.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:32 AM
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...but you get to see some angels.

(so I'm told....cough)




posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:33 AM
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god?


Which one?...their are so many influencing the NOW



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:34 AM
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Step one, the internet = Godliness. Step two, immersion into technology = Godliness. Step three, implementation of the mark of the beast via digital technology = salvation. So yeah I knew this guy was bad from the beginning, and I knew he couldn't be trusted. Okay okay I jest, he really is quite an awesome individual doing the Lord's work, but I didn't come to this site to 'not' spread conspiracy! Also I couldn't agree more, though I would rephrase it as "Positive use of the internet" is a gift of God. Because there isn't anything good about sites like 4chan believe me.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:41 AM
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Why all the negativity?

Just because the internet was created by man does not mean 'God' had no part in it. Try to see the big picture.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:59 AM
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Sense of unity? Obviously the Pope hasn't been to the ATS Religion forum.



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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 12:59 AM
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how du i erase my search history?
love,
~Pope Francis~



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 01:03 AM
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How else is the whole world going to see the second coming of Christ. Wouldn't that be a YouTube moment? lol Well, for some of you. lmfao



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 01:07 AM
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And all this time I thought it was just a series of tubes with dump trucks. Thanks Pope Francis! I learned something new today.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 02:01 AM
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Well, that seems contradicting to his faith. The internet is rather, hedonist, built for sinning.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 03:41 AM
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Here we go again. Typically this kind of desperation to have 'modern' religion has become farcically redundant over the last few centuries.
All this such and such is a 'gift from God' sheer face palm worthy.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 03:54 AM
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I side with the pope on this one... Should the internet have never been we'd be totally enslaved right now... Just think about the whole Snowden thing now states are taking drastic measures to give them hell... It allows one to pass a message faster than they can actually suppress it hence a tool of great power...

The internet has been the best tool in freedom's arsenal this world has ever seen so far...
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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 04:48 AM
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_R4t_
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I side with the pope on this one... Should the internet have never been we'd be totally enslaved right now... Just think about the whole Snowden thing now states are taking drastic measures to give them hell... It allows one to pass a message faster than they can actually suppress it hence a tool of great power...

The internet has been the best tool in freedom's arsenal this world has ever seen so far...
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Agreed 100%


The internet is a tool of and by the people: a great equalizer of information. No longer can the state-sponsered talking heads hold a monoply in the dissemination of information. Truly a gift from God.

Cheers my friend!



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 07:39 AM
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I agree wholeheartedly. Yeah Francis!

Good catch. F&S



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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Like any gift, it can be used or abused.

Simply because it is a gift from God doesn't mean that man will always use it appropriately.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 07:46 AM
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Everyone knows the internet was a gift from Al Gore, not God!


I just could not resist.....sorry God! Amen.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 08:39 AM
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okamitengu
al gore will be crushed... or elated he is now god?


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