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What kind of Christian is your smartphone?

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A short while ago on Twitter, I mentioned that our office was discussing whether the iPhone is Catholic and the BlackBerry Protestant. It generated an impressive debate (search for @lukecoppen here to see it) . A consensus seems to be emerging:

The Windows Mobile is Protestant:

The BlackBerry is Anglo-Catholic:

The iPhone is Catholic:

And the iPad (though it’s not actually a smartphone) is Orthodox:

Written by Luke Coppen

February 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Today’s Catholic must-reads

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The Pope’s comments on Britain’s equality laws have inspired a deluge of comment from Jonathan Sacks, Andrew Pierce, Brendan O’Neill, Christopher Howse, Frances Gibb, David Blackburn, the Guardian, Catherine Pepinster, Martin Salter and Simon Jenkins.

In other news, Mark Thompson, director-general of the BBC, has had a private audience with the Pope to discuss the September visit to Britain and given a speech at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

Business schools are hiring monks to teach morality to students.

Ann Widdecombe MP has urged Britons to abide by the Ten Commandments.

Heavy sedation of patients prevents them from having “good death”, the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said.

The new Russian Orthodox Patriarch has said he and Pope Benedict agree on many contemporary issues, Interfax reports.

And Catholic Coffee Drinkers blog highlights the rise of Christian cage-fighting.

Written by Luke Coppen

February 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm