Pope Says Technology Causes Confusion Between Reality and Fiction
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One of the more ridiculous popes in recent times.Lol

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Pope Benedict XVI says our attraction to virtual worlds could lead to an indifference towards real life.

ROME - 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.

"The image can also become independent from reality, it can give birth to a virtual word, with various consequences -- above all the risk of indifference towards real life," he said.

He said the use of new technologies should set off "an alarm bell."

Benedict’s comments came in a speech to participants at a world congress of Catholic media, organised by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
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#2
Appeal to Tradition, Appeal to Fear... he's rounding the bases. All that's missing is "Therefore Jesus".
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#3
This latest example of mind-boggling stupidity is not familiar to me. It's amazing how authoritarian Catholicism is, given that even after the current pontiff's image has been tarnished so badly people still give importance to the ludicrous shit he says.

I love virtual technologies, and anyone who rejects them is bound to be left behind in pretty much everything mainstream. The sad thing is that even though Catholics will listen to the pedophile-protector, believe that virtual technologies are the devil, and work to slow down progress in the technology, they will be among the first to use it to promote their ideology. This is the way religious folks treat all revolutionary scientific ideas.
"Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian"
~ J.B.S.Haldane, on being asked to falsify evolution.
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What real life is he talking about? The one where a man who fathered himself causes people to be born as sinners and then sent himself/his son to absolve the people of their sins? No thanks. Virtual worlds make a lot more sense than that.
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