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Vatican recommends blogging

Jan 25, 2010 04:52 AM
by MKR

âPope Benedict XVI  has a new commandment for priests struggling to get
their message across: Go forth and blog.

The pope, whose own presence on the Web has heavily grown in recent years,
urged priests on Saturday to use all multimedia tools at their disposal to
preach the Gospel and engage in dialogue with people of other religions and

And just using e-mail or surfing the Web is often not enough: Priests should
use cutting-edge technologies to express themselves and lead their
communities, Benedict said in a message released by the Vatican.

"The spread of multimedia communications and its rich 'menu of options'
might make us think it sufficient simply to be present on the Web," but
priests are "challenged to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest
generation of audiovisual resources," he said.â

Many things about Vatican we may not agree. What is notable regarding the
Pope is that he is not young. He is an octogenerian and he is known to be
Internet savvy.

Where do we theosophists stand. Once upon a time we were in the leading
edge. Now we are now frozen in the past. When have you seen any theosophical
leader blog or participate in a multi-faced communication. Even when free
facilities such as theos-talk are available, they are treated as pariah and
avoided by leaders and their followers do so either out of fear or just
sheepish mentality equating it to submissive behavior needed for spiritual
progress need to move towards Adeptship, since no one can control them.
Control of the medium of communication has disappeared with Internet. When
Clinton affair was discovered, did the public learn about it from a White
House press release?

How does one expect to broadcast theosophy to the world? There is no point
in talking about it. It is time for action.


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