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Catholics Rejoice. Your iPhone Can Forgive You!

datePosted on 21:18, February 8th, 2011 by Kosmic Kurt

Just when you thought that the smart phone for the masses couldn’t get any more impractical, developers have reached a new low. There is now a confessional app for the iPhone. The app has received a lot of attention, much in part to the story released on MSNBC and other news outlets. After a bit of digging I found that there are other confessional apps out there. The one highlighted in the article is sanctioned by Bishop Kevin Rhoades for official Catholic use.

Just to clarify so there is no misunderstanding, if you are Catholic, you can confess your sins to your iPhone you can be absolved of your un-Catholic-like escapades without having to actually show your face in a church. Hallelujah!

However, the app falls way short in my opinion of what it could do. So, for those of us that do not accept the concept of sin in the first place, I have an idea and a challenge to all of you hackers out there. We develop a hack to the app that lets the person complete their confession and then says, “You have sinned and are NOT forgiven.”  Then an image of Satan appears on the screen and the hack causes the phone to begin intense and excessive drain of the battery so that it heats up and eventually melts the phone. Now that would be a great app.