Pope Francis offered some thoughts about the internet last Thursday as part of his message on the occasion of something called World Communication Day, which was an event we did not get the memo about. God's representative here on earth seems to love it, from what he seems to understand is going on with it.
"The internet…offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God,” the Pope said.
He continued like this, seeming to think that the internet is a place for things other than silly nonsense, teen narcissists and videos of sexy butt stuff:
As I have frequently observed, if a choice has to be made between a bruised church which goes out to the streets and a Church suffering from self-absorption, I certainly prefer the first. Those ‘streets’ are the world where people live and where they can be reached, both effectively and affectively. The digital highway is one of them, a street teeming with people who are often hurting, men and women looking for salvation or hope.
Or you can just watch a video of a dog licking an iPad.