They say idle hands are the devil's tools. But this Lent, it may actually be texting fingers doing the dirty work. That's what Roman Catholic bishops are telling the faithful, urging them to give up technology such as iPods and text messaging until Easter.
As the Associated Press has reported, Catholic groups in Italy's Modena and southern Bari are calling for a ban on text messaging every Friday in Lent, which began Feb. 25. "It's a small way to remember the importance of concrete and not virtual relationships," the Modena diocese said in a statement. The diocese hopes the texting ban will draw attention to the conflict in Congo, which it says is fueled by a struggle over mines that supply minerals used to make cell phones...
Say, what ever happened to that meat thing? Think of the cows, people.
You may think giving up technology is an impossible task, but perhaps the real question is, What Would Jesus Do? Some Catholics answer that God would want them to stay in touch in a connected world.
Of course He would.
"Why would people not want God to live with the times?" asked Silvia Beltramini, a Catholic-school graduate who is an event designer [OMG] living in downtown Los Angeles. Lent, she said, is about personal growth [LOL], which doesn't always mean taking away something important [WTF]. She's meditating once a day, for instance [ROTFL].
Let's pray Valley Girl is at least giving up bean sprouts, tofu, purging, some damn thing...
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading