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filthy
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Posted - 10/07/2010 :  18:02:43  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This could void their warranties!
New technologies confuse reality and fiction: Pope

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 -- 12:31 pm

Pope Benedict XVI said on Thursday that the media's increasing reliance on images, fuelled by the endless development of new technologies, risked confusing real life with virtual reality.

"New technologies and the progress they bring can make it impossible to distinguish truth from illusion and can lead to confusion between reality and virtual reality," the pope said.

"Noting the influence of media on perception of reality in an ever developing world, the Holy Father on Thursday called Catholic communications experts to base their efforts in the truth of the Word of God," reports the Catholic News Agency. "The "Word,' he said, continues to be the 'fundamental and ... essential instrument of communication.'"

Saying that people who work in the Catholic press must "always put God at the top of their scale of values," if they do not wish to be just a 'clanging cymbal,' he told them that their task is "that of helping modern man to turn to Christ, the one Savior, and to keep the flame of hope alight in the world, so as to live worthily today and to adequately build the future.

"For this reason," he concluded, "I exhort you to constantly renew your personal choice for Christ, drawing on those spiritual resources which, though undervalued by the modern mentality, remain valuable, indeed, indispensable."



"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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Edited by - filthy on 10/07/2010 18:04:15

Hawks
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Posted - 10/07/2010 :  20:57:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
He also doesn't like superstition...

METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL
It's a small, off-duty czechoslovakian traffic warden!
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Posted - 10/08/2010 :  05:16:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why am I getting this image of pots and kettles?

Bailey's second law; There is no relationship between the three virtues of intelligence, education, and wisdom.

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filthy
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Posted - 10/08/2010 :  07:14:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by The Rat

Why am I getting this image of pots and kettles?

I'm sure I don't know.....



Pot




Kettle


Pots and kettles are good things.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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