"Click to Pray", The Catholic Church launches an app for all your prayers
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Pope Francis of the Catholic Church has launched the "Click to Pray" app, designed to connect the faithful via smartphones and fondleslabs.
Wielding an iPad during his Angelus address, Pope Francis urged the young Catholics of the world to download the app and enjoy some damn good praying time ahead of World Youth Day.
The app, listed in Apple's app store under "Lifestyle", allows a user to post prayer intentions and view other user's pleadings in six languages.
After posting a prayer, the worshipful can then see how many other users prayed for their request.
Android and iOS users can download the app now (sorry, Windows Phone users, even baby Jesus can't save your platform) and join the choir of God-botherers asking the Almighty for stuff.
I installed it and wrote
I want my waifu to be real or maybe with me when I'm dead cause earth kinda sux lmao
(I attached a picture of waifu)
also how the fuck do I uninstall this now I'm new to phones
Five days later:
That's bullshit, this whole thing is bullshit, that's a scam, fuck the church.
Catholic Church trying to stay relevant to the youth like it's fucking dogma
If you have Android just tap and hold on the app, an option to uninstall should appear.
Man, even the Pope wanna datamine me and sell that data to advertisers.
so the catholic church invented "1 like = 1 prayer"?
I think it was more like "Rent-a-prayer".
If god exists and there is a heaven and a hell, surely you're going to hell if you use this to phone in your prayers
Wow, they really just phone in everything nowadays huh?
Why is that?
I charge my phone when I'm at work. No worries bro
I can't say I can speak to that particular judgement, but this app is clearly a perversion of any charitable view of Christianity. The sad thing is there probably will be people who use it unironically.
I'm not really sure how, though? It's common in a number of Christian denominations to "share prayer concerns" with the church community. This is just a modern tool to do so. My old protestant church did the same through email and phone calling.
Because it is commodifying and trivializing what should otherwise be a solemn thing. This is literally the embodiment of 'thoughts and prayers' because now they basically amount to a thumbs up. I don't disagree with communications, but mass social media just doesn't feel like an unproblematic extension.
dogma-ke me go to church.
How is it commodifying if it's free?
So it's like kickstarter but instead of money you go "Yeah I think that'd be neat for you as well!"?
Is this gonna be the ads for it?
we can finally send thoughts and prayers now
Do they still have the pay to win mechanics
It's a pay-to-pray system.
I didn't mean it in the sense of selling. I meant it more in the sense of making common-place. The origin of the concept 'holy' comes from the original Hebrew, and maybe even before that. The word was 'Kodesh' (although it was written in Hebrew so this is a transliteration. It meant 'set apart' and so was the opposite of the word common. Making prayer be something done from a phone and subject to the equivalent of a like is missing the point of the practice as a concerted effort to be hopeful in a meaningful way.
Laughing at that app name to be honest. Like we are using appd with a mouse? How do I "click" on my screen??
one week later
i cant find the original
You aren't praying from your phone. Did you even read the article? It's an app to send out prayer requests to the greater world, not a list of prayers to be read from your iphone.
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