There’s an axiom in Latin that makes the unlearned think of taking a night out to the club:
Audio. Video. Disco.
Believe it or not, that’s not about some multimedia experience. It means, “I hear. I see. I learn.”
Well, in today’s fast-paced society hungry for a theological fix, most folk aren’t as concerned about church as they are viewing Jesus on TBN or Daystar, hearing him on a Hillsong CD or their sacred iPod or clicking a God clip on YouTube.
(Because, it seems most folk ain’t going to Tangle… just sayin’.)
Needless to say, there is a lot of hearing and seeing going on, but perhaps the learning could improve just a skosh.
Evidently, that report got back to the Holy See because Pope Benedict XVI it’s presumed the only dumb ones are the young ones… and where are they hanging out these days? Online.
And since there are about one billion Catholics on earth, Il Papa figured it would be a great idea if they could all come to him for a change, including a holy YouTube page, sacred iPhone apps and a WikiCath page.
So, why all the tech geek in the Vatican? Ask the Catholic News Service:
It’s an effort to allow younger generations find a “simple, fresh site to work as a hub from which users can find some new ways the universal church is present in the digital world.”
Seeing how things have been iffy for priests to get online in the past years, it’s commendable that the Pope is cool with this effort.
You know, items not in his lexicon like “LOL,” “411,” “WTF” and of course “MSG” (and no, that’s not Chinese take out).
Huzzah. Hope this works because form what I have heard, seen and learned about the propensity for old dogs to attain new tricks is um, “2G2BT.”