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"Man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can give him the powers of God."

Illustration for article titled Man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can give him the powers of God.

Earlier this month it was the Internet making people into Satanists. This week it's technology in general that's the problem. We're becoming too god-like, see, and the Pope has predicted eternal damnation for the lot of us if we continue.

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"From the beginning men and women have been filled — and this is as true today as ever — with a desire to 'be like God', to attain the heights of God by their own powers. Mankind has managed to accomplish so many things: we can fly! We can see, hear and speak to one another from the farthest ends of the earth. And yet the force of gravity which draws us down is powerful." If man wanted a relationship with God he had to first "abandon the pride of wanting to become God." - Reuters

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I guess that means my iPad is not a magical tablet at all, but a test? Anyway, at least he acknowledged gravity.

In related news, here's a link to a decent (if not slightly dumbed down) new book I just started reading: Physics of the Future, by Michio Kaku [Reuters]

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nothingtoseeheresoz
Nothing to See Here!

That's one of the best speeches I've heard to try and persuade people to believe in religion.

Too bad it didn't work on me. Because:

1. There's no 'God', how are we supposed to be trying to be like this 'God' if there isn't one?

2. It's called "development", not "Trying to be a fairytale".

Sorry if I'm offending anyone. I just really don't give a shit about religion. I only wish Karma was true.