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Found at BBC News
posted by Giovanni Aureel 01/11/07


Bishop warns of 'evil internet'
The internet has the potential to destroy society, the Archbishop of York has warned.

Archbishop David Hope said that computer "wizardry" was in danger of creating a "society without a soul".

"This technology is something that could ultimately devour us," he said in an interview with Conservatism, the quarterly journal of the Conservative Christian Fellowship.

The archbishop's comments follow a Church of England report that warned that society should wake up to the ethical and spiritual implications of the internet.

In February, the archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, warned about what he saw as the perils of internet use, saying it could be exclusive and isolating.

'No social interaction'

Dr Hope expressed concerned at the way the internet could limit levels of human interaction.

"I fear that we are becoming a nation which simply sits in front of a television screen and orders its lives at the press of a button or mouse," he said.

"The danger is in having all this wizardry in individual homes which people never leave and where there is, as a result, no social interaction."

"Like all these developments, there is that which has the potential for good, and that which has the potential for evil. There is in the internet the potential for destroying ourselves."

Chris Wright, chairman of the group Christians on the Internet, said he was sympathetic to Dr Hope's comments.

But he warned against Christians failing to become involved in the development of the new technology.

"He has pointed out the dangers of the internet just like there are great dangers in books and other communication mediums. I think there is an even greater danger, though, in being afraid of it," he said.

"Just like the Church is deeply involved in work in areas such as red light districts in towns and cities and working amongst the dregs of society, we need to be involved in the internet and using our influence for the good."




Found at http://www.weeklyworldnews.com
Posted by Giovanni Aureel, 11/01/03

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Your computer may be possessed by a demon, a leading minister warns. "While the Computer Age has ushered in many advances, it has also opened yet another door through which Lucifer and his minions can enter and corrupt men's souls," said the Reverend Jim Peasboro, author of an upcoming book, The Devil in the Machine. Demons are able to possess anything with a brain, from a chicken to a human being. And today's thinking machines have enough space on their hard drives to accommodate Satan or his pals. "Any PC built after 1985 has the storage capacity to house an evil spirit," the minister confirmed.

The Savannah clergyman says he became aware of the problem from counseling churchgoers. "I learned that many members of my congregation became in touch with a dark force whenever they used their computers," he said. "Decent, happily married family men were drawn irresistibly to pornographic websites and forced to witness unspeakable abominations. "Housewives who had never expressed an impure thought were entering
Internet chat rooms and found themselves spewing foul, debasing language they would never use normally.

"One woman wept as she confessed to me, 'I feel when I'm on the computer as if someone else or something else just takes over.' " The minister said he probed one such case, actually logging onto the parishioner's computer himself. To his surprise, an artificial-intelligence program fired up -- without him clicking it on. "The program began talking directly to me, openly mocked me," he recalls. "It typed out, 'Preacher, you are a weakling and your God is a damn liar.' " Then the device went haywire and started printing out what looked like gobbledygook.

"I later had an expert in dead languages examine the text," the
minister said. "It turned out to be a stream of obscenities written in a 2,800-year-old Mesopotamian dialect!" Since, then, Rev. Peasboro has researched the problem further and uncovered alarming facts.
"I learned most of the youths involved in school shootings like the tragedy at Columbine were computer buffs," he said. "I have no doubt that computer demons exerted an influence on them." The minister estimates that one in 10 computers in America now houses some type of evil spirit. Rev. Peasboro advises that if you suspect your computer is possessed, you consult a clergyman or, if the computer is still under warranty, take it in for servicing. He says, "Technicians can replace the hard drive and
reinstall the software, getting rid of the wicked spirit permanently."


08/08/02, posted by Aureel

Okay, usually ghosts and demons are seen in old castles, ruins or in houses built over a cementory – and of course everywhere in the United States. I promise I don`t live at any of theese places.

My theory is that even the deads couldn`t survive ignoring the progress of our times. Not only are computers a possibility to contact many people in a short time, they are also one of the most needed machines today. Some people are spending more time in front of the computer than with their friends or families, some are even addicted. In a time with scary movies like “Nightmare on Elmstreet”, “The exorcist” and “Best of volksmusic”(german country-music*) it must have become harder to frighten people. The best (sometimes the only) way to cause a shock anymore seems to be a manipulation of the most needed and most wanted thing in the life of a modern person: his computer. That`s why ghost had to adapt and gave up their old seats for the cyberspace.

Anyway, they exist and there are as many proofs for them in here as for their existance elsewhere. I have to admit I used to think my computer was just male and that`s why he did so many stupid things: He interrupted my chat-sessions, he didn`t want to save my documents or refused to open them or he just turned black – of course at this very moment I would have needed him. Well, I was not quite right, although I was not totally wrong because my demon used to be a man. You wonder why I know that? It took me some time but then I found him hiding right in the middle of a homepage. He appeared, screamed and was gone a few seconds later. I have tried to do an exorcism, but as cyberdemons don`t exist for quite a long time nobody seems to have much experience in it. So I did what every clever girl would have done: I collected information, tried to find a way of peaceful co-existance and put up a conversation with my ghost. For all this didn`t work (just like a conversation with a real man) I changed my tactics and got into flattering, begging, crying and at least threatening. The result? Just like in real life – none! Sometimes I even hear a silent laughter. That`s usually right before I jump out of the window. Okay, I live on the first floor so it really may be not very intelligent to do this, but hey – I`m not going to suicide myself!

At least I found cyberexorcism.com and hope to find a solution for my problem soon.

* comment added by the editor



Ghost of Kurt Cobain Haunted Laptop Computer
[Original headline: Computer Exorcism Nixes Cobain Ghost, Software Too ]
A 24-year-old bar manager from Essex, England has finally dealt with the Kurt Cobain ghost that appeared on her Compaq laptop, the Register reports. Only now it won't boot up!
The trouble began when "Kurt manifested himself on her screen and demanded she 'give us a kiss, love.'" The funny thing is that the manifestation only occurred after turning her laptop off. In any case, the sightings unnerved the owner, who says, "I'm not a spiritual person...I had to do something."

The answer was a computer exorcism, performed by unspecified parties. Kurt no longer appears on the Compaq's screen and neither does anything else. The Register says that her machine has refused to run since the exorcism and blamed excess holy water.. .

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Applelinks.com | By John H. Farr - August 17 2000 •