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Saturday, January 16, 2010

London vicar blesses laptops, cell phones

The Rev. Canon David Parrott came up with the idea of using his magic Jesus powers to "bless" laptops and smart phones on the altar of London's 17th-century St. Lawrence Jewry church. If I have my laptop "blessed," with that help me with my driver issues?


Blogger michkhoo said...

blessed laptops always work better.
for begining just start prising one

Sunday, January 17, 2010 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Mick from Melbourne (long time follower) said...

No need to be insulting - "magic Jesus powers" was unnecessarily shallow. As with most "non-standard" blessings (eg pets, flags, robes, laptops etc) it is largely symbolic and for Christians, representative of a prayerful call to bless the efforts of the user/owner, not the object itself. "Will that help me with my drivers?" - yes, that's fine, that's funny, it's suggestive but not insulting. I expect more from you than a dismissive, disrespectful slur like "magic Jesus powers". Pick up your game; you're better than that.

Sunday, January 17, 2010 4:23:00 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

What does "largely symbolic" mean? Either the waiving of hands and the incantation or whatever is transferring some invisible something or it isn't. Which is it?

In other words, it's either symbolic, and is just some dude waving his hand around like an idiot, or it's not symbolic, and the church's process for the ordination of vicars gives them some kind of magic pixie dust they can transfer to objects.

I think "magic Jesus powers" is both funny and accurate in terms of what believers think is going on there, and I have no desire to pander to people who believe in voodoo, fairies or priests with magic Jesus powers.

And if you don't believe in it either, why are you bothered by the mockery?

Sunday, January 17, 2010 4:44:00 PM  

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