Nakon automatskih svijeća s digitalnim displejem i elektronskih krunica, na red je došla web stranica gdje platite da se računalo s text-to-speech sustavom moli umjesto vas, maštovitog naziva Information Age Prayer. Prenosimo iz njihovog FAQa:
Are the prayers meaningless, will subscribing really make a difference?
As with all prayer, the final results are up to God as everything follows His will. We make no claims regarding the efficacy of the service, however it is our opinion that the omniscient God hears the prayers when they are voiced, as He hears everything on this Earth. The omniscient God knows exactly who has subscribed and who each prayer is from when their name is displayed on screen and their prayer voiced. He is also aware of all donations to charity from each subscriber and we can surely make a difference in these charities supported.
Are prayers blasphemous when voiced by a computer?
We recommend you contact your local clergy for a personal answer, however we think that Information Age Prayer is a new and exciting way to connect with God.
No, ne brinite, molitve su Vaše osobne i odražavaju Vas i samo Vas, iako ne možete napisati svoju molitvu (još jedna teološka misterija poput trojedinog boga?):
Can I get a direct Peer to Peer connection with God?
God is not your peer, His connection with you is ever-present. What we offer is a way you can tell God that you think of Him every day with our Information Age Prayer Services.
Can I write my own prayer to be said?
In the future we hope to include this ability. We are waiting until we can be sure no malicious prayers will get through. If you have a particular prayer you would like to include in your subscription please send the text and purpose of the prayer to suggestions@informationAgePrayer.com.
Ali, to nije sve! Na obustavljene molitve (one koje više nisu u ponudi) dobijete i popust!
How are prices decided?
Prices are determined by the length of the prayer. A discounted prayer will cost less than other prayers of similar length.
S obzirom da cijena ovisi o duljini molitve, a u budućnosti ćete možda moći napisati svoju molitvu, dozvolite da Vam predložimo SMS molitvu:
we want wot u want
&urth2b like hvn
giv us food
&4giv r sins
lyk we 4giv uvaz
don’t test us!
bcos we kno ur boss
&ur cool 4 eva!
Molitva će Vam biti korisna i kad Vaš mobile provider uvede i uslugu slanja molitve SMSom. Whooops! Pa i to već postoji… 😯
Komercijalizacija? Ma kakvi… To je samo još jedan, zabavniji aspekt duhovnosti…