Uskoro i Electric monk?
Dakle, članak u Jutarnjem:
Milodarom se aktivira displej u crkvi
Petrova crkva zasigurno je posebna po tome što za svoje župljane i sve koji se požele pomoliti ima dva moderna postolja za milodare – kada se ubaci novčić, automatski se upali jedna od svijeća kao i ekran preko kojeg prolazi tekst “Majko Božja moli za nas”.
Ne mislim da je to komercijalizacija, već i pomak prema duhovnom.
To da se sve ipak može interpretirati na različite načine, smatra sociolog religije Ivan Markešić s Instituta društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar.
– Do raskola u Crkvi u srednjem vijeku došlo je zbog prodaje oprosta grijeh. Ovakav način davanja milodara može se interpretirati kao sličan pokušaj, no i ne mora, no mislim da to ne utječe na namjere onoga koji želi dati milostinju iz religioznih razloga – rekao je Markešić te dodao kako ne treba bježati od činjenice da postoje komercijalni pokušaji iskorištavanja religioznih potreba.
Kako se ono kaže….. d’uh!?
Nego, što je Electric monk iz naslova? Za sve one koji nisu upoznati s radom Douglas Adamsa, isječak iz teksta Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
The Electric Monk was a labour-saving device, like a dishwasher or a video recorder. Dishwashers washed tedious dishes for you, thus saving you the bother of washing them yourself, video recorders watched tedious television for you, thus saving you the bother of looking at it yourself; Electric Monks believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe.
Unfortunately this Electric Monk had developed a fault, and had started to believe all kinds of things, more or less at random. It was even beginning to believe things they’d have difficulty believing in Salt Lake City.
The problem with the valley was this. The Monk currently believed that the valley and everything in the valley and arround it, including the Monk itself and the Monk’s horse, was a uniform shade of pale pink. This made for a certain difficulty in distinguishing any one thing from any other thing, and therefore made doing anything or going anywhere impossible, or at least difficult and dangereus. Hence the immobility of the Monk and the boredom of the horse, which had had to put up with a lot of silly things in its time but was secretly of the opinion that this was one of the silliest.
S obzir kako se Crkva krenula modernizirati i tehnizirati, zar je zaista nemoguće očekivati posudice za milodare koje za vas mole cijeli očenaš, odlaze na misu, ili možda čak i vrše sve vjerovanje umjesto vas?
No, zanimljivo je također pogledati opis Electric Monka:
So the Monks were built with an eye for originality of design and also for practical horse-riding ability. This was important. People, and indeed things, looked more sincere on a horse. So two legs were held to be both more suitable and cheaper than the more normal primes of seventeen, nineteen or twenty-three; the skin the Monks were given was pinkish-looking instead of purple, soft and smooth instead of crenellated. They were also restricted to just one mouth and nose, but were given instead an additional eye, making for a grand total of two. A strange looking creature indeed. But truly excellent at believing the most preposterous things.
U neku ruku, dakle, Crkva na proizvodnji i distribuciji električnih monkova radi već dvije tisuće godina. 😉