August 10, 2009

Sponsored Links

If you write a long email about the devil, the demons, and the practice and rite of exorcism and then look at the 'sponsored links' sidebar that Gmail generated from your message, you can almost despair at the confused and ignorant spiritual condition of the internet.

(No offense to you Gmail. You're the best, especially the way you fetch, archive, search, and make labels.)


Adoro said...

I have a theory. I think the internet is actually the very confused and distant, unknowable god of the new age. And it was invented by Algore.

So...was that an email or a post you intend to publish? *hopeful*

GrandmaK said...

I find that gmail seems baffled and confused at time, too. Certainly doesn't know me very well, but is a tremendous help at times.! Cathy

NC Sue said...

It's amazing to me still to watch my computer begin to target me with certain advertisements based on where I go on the internet. And that only skims the surface of what can be learned about us through these machines!

Qualis Rex said...

Father Charles,

I shudder to think. And with that, I'll refrain from your experiment there : )

O Tempora! O Mores!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I think our lives have been hijacked by automation. I wrote a book called Blest Atheist about my conversion experience. Nearly all the online bookstores have catalogued it under books on atheism! (If atheists buy it, they are in for a real surprise! Actually, one did -- and then wrote a scathing review. Most reviews have been good, but someone who touts herself as a "happy heathen" must have been shocked by the book she found in her hand. I am surprised she read it, but maybe it struck some kind of chord, maybe God was using it in some way, and maybe that is why she had such a venomous response.) Anyway, the bottom line is that I am probably going to have to do a second edition that has a subtitle, so that the Internet algorhythms place it where it belongs. Good grief!