Electronic Rosary

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Paolo massaged this machine-translated product description of an “Electronic Rosary” on sale in Italy for us:

The Electronic Rosary, produced in Italy by the PREX Company, is an apparatus of reduced dimensions, comfortable and portable. The Saint rosary is recited by a feminine voice and a chorus of persons who answer. The digital rosary PREX has a push-button in order to select the day of the wished week, with its mysteries. Simple to use, the electronic rosary can be listened to as a meditation aid or it can be answered as customary.

In the future, all religious duty shall be performed by machines, leaving humanity’s time free for more sinning.

Catalog Page [HolyArt.it]

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10 Responses to Electronic Rosary

  1. elsmiley says:

    Joel, your last line in the blurb is pure classic.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Then there was the observation that lots of hard disks contain appropriate text and thus can be considered high-speed tibetan prayer wheels…

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Electric Monk from Douglas Adams’ novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency can’t be far behind.

    The idea of a device that does with faith and prayer what a VCR used to do with TV shows is starting to make more and more sense.

  4. MsCongeniality says:

    It’s the modern version of those Sumerian statues with the creepy eyes that stood in temple constantly at prayer so the person it represented didn’t have to be.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is clearly a ripoff of the Automated Prayer Project that CDC put out a while ago:

    http://philtered.net/~adam/app/prayterm.html

  6. dculberson says:

    My time.. is yours.

    Could you be more.. specific?

    You are a true believer. Blessings of the State, blessings of the People.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I was immediately reminded of “the handmaid’s tale.” Its just like machines that print off prayers upon request, only to later be recycled into other prayers.

  8. strider_mt2k says:

    I just carry a recording Fred Travalena doing his impression of Shatner at the end of “Trekkies” saying, “Your bible is a lie!”.

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