Pope Francis Ends the Debate Over Who Invented the Internet. It Was God.

Sorry, Al Gore.

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Osservatore Romano / Reuters

Pope Francis — he of the selfie and “just calling to say hi” phone call — was already building up a reputation as one of the hippest men to occupy St. Peter’s throne (check him out here as TIME’s Person of the Year). But now we’re certain about his supreme hipness after he deemed the Internet “a gift from God.”

The pontiff offered this observation in a statement released Thursday for something the Church is calling World Communications Day.

Anyway, here’s the key part of his message, in which the pope effectively ends the whole “who invented the Internet?” debate once and for all. It was God. God invented the Internet. And then offered it to us as a gift.

We need to resolve our differences through forms of dialogue which help us grow in understanding and mutual respect.  A culture of encounter demands that we be ready not only to give, but also to receive.  Media can help us greatly in this, especially nowadays, when the networks of human communication have made unprecedented advances.  The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity.  This is something truly good, a gift from God.

Pope Francis also warned, however, that the web can “can have the effect of isolating us from our neighbours, from those closest to us” and also reminded us not to “overlook the fact that those who for whatever reason lack access to social media run the risk of being left behind.”

True that, but like, now we can totally justify our Internet addictions. This is how God intended us to be.

14 comments
romkasmirnoff
romkasmirnoff

It definitely evolved from arpanet, oh wait...

MarkmBha
MarkmBha

I think he meant God gave mankind the "wisdom" to invent the internet.

BrianBurn
BrianBurn

There is absolutely ZERO evidence and ZERO logic to support the notion of a magical sky wizard, watching us, and granting our wishes. Hear-say (stories/ancient eye witness reports), "the inexplicable" in life, and bible scripture doesn't count as evidence, by the way.


You may as well believe in leprechauns, unicorns, vampires, fairies, warewolves, humpty dumpty, jack and the beanstalk, etc...

john.stefanyszyn
john.stefanyszyn

"Pope Francis" (Jorge Bergoglio) which solidarity are you referring to in your statement...""The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity," ?


Is it the solidarity of worshipping and doing the Will of the One and Only Creator, whose identity is defined by His Son and our King Jesus Christ?

.....cannot be be since each worships the "belief/god/religion" that one justifies to be "his right" in one's own eyes.

....cannot be since each believes in the freedom of his own religion/way of life and consequentially supports the belief that it is RIGHT (a right) to live by the  freedom of all religions.

...cannot be since each desires to serve and magnify oneself (XES).


So what is this "solidarity" that Bergoglio is referring to?

.....the only common / fraternal belief that all embrace, that all show solidarity with, is the belief in FREEDOM...freedom of self-rights.

….the same “solidarity” that President Obama has confessed to be the “Light”.


AND this way, AND the works of this way, confesses that it is RIGHT to worship any 'god'......


...BUT there is Only One Creator God whose identity is defined by His Son Jesus Christ.

And it is Only The Lord Jesus Christ that will rule the earth in power as the Only King according to and in obedience to the Will of the One Creator Yehowah Elohim and NOT according to man's "solidarity" love for "his freedom"

AndrewHayes
AndrewHayes

I hope the pope realizes that the internet was invented by a gay Atheist :/

lc06105
lc06105

Dear Ms Samantha G,

I am sure you read the his full message about internet in which he also discusses about the harms of addiction/misuse to/of internet. If not, please, it is published in major newspapers today including your sister organization CNN. If you had read the full message, you will realize that your ending "True that, but like, now we can totally justify our Internet addictions. This is how God intended us to be", is a lie. If you have written it as a sarcasm (for fun?), you will notice that you are feeding the pope to online trolls. Such yellow journalism of spreading wrong information to the delight of haters, is worse than internet porn. I would request you to read his complete message, and correct the error in your article- that will be good journalism (even if you do not like the pope or catholic church). Thanks for listening.

ramanan50
ramanan50

An Paedophilia  by The Clergy!

kafantaris2
kafantaris2

Pope Francis, you are “truly good, a gift from God.


JForquer
JForquer

This will anger conservatives who do not think Al Gore is god