Thursday, December 02, 2004

It could happen

Microsoft Bids to Acquire the Roman Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY (AP)--In a joint press conference in St. Peter's Square this morning, MICROSOFT Corp. and the Vatican announced that the Redmond software giant will acquire the Roman Catholic Church in exchange for an unspecified number of shares of MICROSOFT common stock. If the deal goes through, it will be the first time a computer software company has acquired a major world religion.
There was, at the start of the year, serious talk about expanding "traditional" religious practices or rites into the information technology sector (can't find a link though). Although this story is a joke, there really are people who want to see this happen.
Through the MICROSOFT Network, the company's new on-line service, "we will make the sacraments available on-line for the first time" and revive the popular pre-Counter-Reformation practice of selling indulgences, said Gates. "You can get Communion, confess your sins, receive absolution--even reduce your time in Purgatory--all without leaving your home."
(Via Good Christians Did This.)


  • At December 04, 2004 9:38 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, I am the guy who runs Good Christians Did This. Thanks for the link and posting on your blog of the M$ Religious blurb.

    Just thought I would let you know that I added you to the links section of the GCDT site under the Other Sites/Blogs area.

    Enjoying your blog, keep up the good work.


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