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OMG! Text Messages Can Save the World

Pope Benedict XVI plans to send out spiritual text messages to thousands of young Catholics during World Youth Day this summer. 200,000 young people are expected to attend the six day event in Sydney, Australia. The entire WYD08 is going Web 2.0 by broadcasting religious teachings on the web and setting up a social networking site.

Do you think The Pope Mobile-phone has predictive text? Is this a sign the Church is ready to modernize its message, not just the messenger?

Meanwhile in India, texts are bringing economic salvation to farmers who live in poverty and experience high suicide rates. The text service, which costs $1 per month, helps the farmers make a better profit on their crops.

In the morning, farmers get the weather delivered right to their mobile phone. At lunch time, the going rates at the market show up in their inbox. These text messages allow farmers to save money on water if it's going to rain, as well as the time it would take them to go to the markets themselves.

The India text program shows the potential of information to bring people out of poverty. Can you think of any other creative ways to use the power of the text? What do you think a Pope text would say? I C U! Dont 4get 2 pray!

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stephley stephley 7 years
Nah, I don't believe in Satan so I wouldn't be much help.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I think I would need more than the mob. Wanna join me?
stephley stephley 7 years
To get you psyched when he sends you out on missions against Satan.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
Stephley, why would the Pope want to use the mob on me?
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
I think the government should literally come in and shut it down. Condemn the thread as being too toxic for humans.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
ummmmmmm...that crazy Gore thread is STILL going! Some of the same yahoo's are still on there.
janneth janneth 7 years
The bunny just texted me. She said to use her more cuz she be going for "Emoticon of the Month"
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
or this one :pray:
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I think the Pope's emoticon would look much like that blue guy only with a Pope hat on!
stephley stephley 7 years
Liberty, I think the Pope would make heavy use of the mob with torches emoticon, at least in his messages to Dave.
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
Ask the bunny, Hpyno.... ask the bunny. I have.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
That's a .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of the possible what if's that are out there Raciccarone. How can we be so sure your what if is THE WHAT IF?
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
:ponder:
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
You all laugh, but you don't understand! That bunny is not your pixelated slave to dance for your amusement. Dancing. Dancing. What if we are all just emoticons to some binary God's laughing dream? What if we are all just commenting for his amusement? What if our universe his just his mouseclick and we are here as a digital dream? I am so tired ....
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
Oh....right...no more emoticons. Sorry.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
:MOO: :CLUCK: I stole these from a farm. Now they will be my indentured servants for all time. :sneaky-evil: GO TEAM BLUE!!! :kool:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Hey congratulations yesteryear! You have the last word on the Al Gore thread. Isn't the rabbit a symbol for fertility?
yesteryear yesteryear 7 years
look rac, it's not like that bunny was whisked away from a meadow somewhere and forced to live out the rest of his days trapped in a comment thread on text messages from the pope. he was created, engineered if you will, to do exactly what it is he is doing now. and he's doing a damn fine job. chillax.
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
Guys. Seriously. They're really creepy. The way that rabbit will just hop around lie that for eternity. Hop. Hop. Hop. It's like an undead monster looking for flesh to consume. LOOK AT IT! Can you seriously tell me that THAT isn't just an eerie graphic. Yesteryear, you make me sick.
yesteryear yesteryear 7 years
i think they can be very obnoxious... though i did once find a really funny site that has some "adult" ones.
LibertySugar LibertySugar 7 years
Ahhh. Emoticons!!
LibertySugar LibertySugar 7 years
Which emoticon do you think the Pope would send?
yesteryear yesteryear 7 years
HAHAHA! so what does this one tell you to do, raciccarone?? :bunny:
yesteryear yesteryear 7 years
thank you! oh lordy i'm going to get REALLY obnoxious now!
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
HF, seriously, they really freak me out. When they stare at you. Wathcing you. Judging you. When they tell you "Just write one more comment and then you can eat" or "I see you, raciccarone. I see you." Or the one's with the torches that say "It's time to prepare for your destiny. Clean the crawlspace and let's get to work!
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