How can you get into Catholic heaven? – Just tweet apparently.


Sometimes you just can’t make it up, to ensure that they can maintain their monopoly on complete and utter bullshit the Vatican has a special offer …

In its latest attempt to keep up with the times the Vatican has married one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering “indulgences” to followers of Pope Francis’ tweets.

The church’s granted indulgences reduce the time Catholics believe they will have to spend in purgatory after they have confessed and been absolved of their sins.

Really! … yes really.

Nope, I just cannot compete, when it comes to pure unadulterated daftness, only they get to go to the Olympics, compete in the “who is the daftest” race and win a gold medal. Apparently this is all a first step …

Apart from the papal Twitter account, the Vatican has launched an online news portal supported by an app, a Facebook page, and it plans to use the online social networking site Pinterest.

So what’s next … points on Four Square that can be exchanged for assorted absolutions perhaps. In fact I can see a scenario where you can save up enough to help “pay” for a trip to Vegas, sort of akin to a license to do whatever you like and then earn the forgiveness later with a few tweets.

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