Technology and Religion

Drawing the Battlelines

The ideals of true religion are the only power capable of arresting the social cancer that is Corporatism and it achieves this a number of ways. True religion destroys fear; more specifically, it destroys the fear of death. Furthermore, it seeks to dissolve our attachment to material things – thereby freeing us to live lives…

‘Just Pray’ Ad – Banned rightly or wrongly?

The above advert from the Church of England promoting a new website encouraging prayer has been banned from Cinemas in the UK as it falls foul of advertising rules. These rules, while fairly normal in Ireland and are in fact part of law here, ban the showing of Adverts for Political or Religous Advertising as…

Snapchat offers glimpse of Mecca on Laylat Al Qadr

For days thousands of Muslims ran a persistent social media campaign advocating for Snapchat to feature Mecca to coincide with Laylat Al Qadr or the Night of Destiny. The hashtag #mecca_live went viral as Muslims around the world hoped the coverage on Snapchat would show the beauty of the the City and Umrah pilgrimage. And for outsiders,…

Thousands Tweet In Appeal to Snapchat to Show #Mecca_Live

Almost 300,000 people tweeted #Mecca_live as part of a campaign to get Snapchat to showcase Mecca (which is closed to non-Muslim visitors) on their app on 13th July to coincide with Laylat Al Qadr or the Night of Destiny. Snapchat launched its “live” feature last year to its nearly 100 million active Snapchat users. It allows users…

Flying Orthodox Church-In-A-Box

The Russian military unveiled an unlikely new weapon in its arsenal this month – an army of parachuting priests. The unit of chaplains, who have joined the Russian Airborne Force to train in parachute jumping and vehicle assembly, will operate out of flatpack churches that can be airlifted in to wherever soldiers may be stationed.…

Social Meditation App That Connects You With Users Around the World

Living an active, healthy lifestyle oftentimes requires some support. Whether it’s running a mile each morning or taking a few hours to de-stress, having a friend along for the ride can be good motivation. Pardon the all too familiar sentence but “there’s now an app for that”. This app brings the concept of community to a sometimes solitary task: meditation. Insight…

New Pope Will Have To Be A Guru In Social Media

While not revealing his choice for the 267th occupant of the Chair of Saint Peter, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, said that whoever is chosen as the next pope must be conversant in social media as well as the gospel to lead today’s global Catholic Church.

The Pope joins Twitter

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has joined twitter. His username was revealed yesterday as @Pontifex. It was also announced that the Account will begin to be used on December 12th with a Question and Answer’s session beginning at midday. December 12th is an interesting date as it is the Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady…