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Published:September 3rd, 2010 11:31 EST
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Crazy Canadian Cleric Blesses Congregation's Cell Phones

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Canadian Anglican reverend is asking parishioners to bring in their cellphones and other technological gadgets to receive a special blessing.

Rev. Lisa Vaughn of the Anglican parish of St. Timothy, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, said the gadget blessing is a means of attracting more people to church amid a nationwide decline in attendance, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday." UPI

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Christians are deserting churches in Canada and America because religion doesn`t have any relevance or meaning in their lives. They witness the spectacle of televangelists hawking prayer clothes and other religious trinkets, and they ask themselves, "Why go to church?"

A cheap gimmick isn`t going to inspire the faithful to return to church. I can understand a worship service to bless cats and dogs, but a mobile phone blessing is just making a mockery of religion.

The Rev. Vaughn should leave it to hardnosed commentators to mock the superficiality of the world`s major religions. We don`t need any help, from the likes of her, to lay bare the silliness of organized religion.

Cell phones and other technological gizmos are the invention of Satan; we are too busy interfacing with these devices to pay attention to our loved ones.

Instead of blessing the evil machines the good reverend should hold a bonfire ceremony and burn them.

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