Pope Francis Wants All Of You Young People To Get Off The Damn Internet

08.07.14 4 years ago 6 Comments
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We’re well aware that Pope Francis is not a fan of Facebook. We’re also well aware that he called the Internet a gift from God. So why is he lashing out at all the young people using it the way God intended?

The Pope spoke to around 50,000 German alter servers on Tuesday and preached a message railing against TV, smartphones, and the internet. From NBC News:

“Maybe many young people waste too many hours on futile things,” the pope said in a short speech to the altar servers — young people who help the priest during religious services — who had come to Rome on a pilgrimage. “Our life is made up of time, and time is a gift from God, so it is important that it be used in good and fruitful actions.” Activities cited by Francis as futile were: “chatting on the Internet or with smartphones, watching TV soap operas, and (using) the products of technological progress, which should simplify and improve the quality of life, but distract attention away from what is really important.”

Look, I’m having a hard time taking anti-Internet talk from a guy with over 4 million Twitter followers. Who did you pay off, pal? One of those roving bots that pimps out Team Follow Back? I don’t like it. I sweat and bleed nightly to write and edit Wikipedia articles out of my love of the Internet, all before turning around and roaming around message boards defending the numerous fandoms for which I claim membership.

It’s almost like he’s become a walking, real life G.I. Joe PSA that sh*ts on kid’s days. Back off, pal. Go bless a chicken or something. I’ll go outside when I’m damn ready.

(Via Washington Post / NBC News)

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