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Forgive me Father

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BION_27From Lose Friends Radio comes this ‘Believe it or not’ segment Number 27, called ‘Forgive me Father’. You can read the transcript below, or listen to the original broadcast by clicking on the green play button:

Believe it or not, according to Jonar Nader, Webcams will lead to more legal problems than guns over the next decade.

These cameras, used to project images on to the Web, were invented to help business people conduct teleconferences, but they were quickly appropriated for other uses. Webcams have been placed at landmarks so that people all over the world could see what was going on at famous locations; parents have used them to keep an eye on their children at school; and many organisations are using them for security purposes.

These same cameras, however, have also been used to spy on people in change rooms, in elevators, in toilets, and other private places.

Now, a Church in Pennsylvania is trying to find the culprits who placed Web-cams in their confessionals. The line fed live video to a very popular Website where thousands are logging-in to listen to detailed private confessions.

The owners of the site told reporters that members were more interested in the priests’ reactions to the confessions than to the confessions themselves. Their cameras did not video any of the parishioners directly, they all focused only on the priests who sat on the edge of their seats, eyes open wide as they heard the latest town gossip of who did what with whom. Theft, sex, betrayal, and lust were among the list of sins that excited the priests most. It was their ‘days of our lives’ equivalent.

Law firms are busy preparing for serious lawsuits from parishioners whose sacred privacy has been invaded.

The Vatican has refused to comment.

Believe it… or not.

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