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SMS Confessional

Text confession to priest and get absolution
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Chap cheats on his wife and cannot bear the thought of speaking to a human in person not to mind via email.

Why not text some premium number with your hienous deed and get a text back with your penance and absolution !

jmccaf01, Jan 05 2006

Grouphug http://grouphug.us/
No absolution, just confession. [wagster, Jan 06 2006]

Sister Mary, the e-Nun http://agep.home.ne...com/confession.html
kind of baked here. [Worldgineer, Jan 07 2006]

Another one http://www.universa...ion/confession.html
[Worldgineer, Jan 07 2006]

Made me think of this... http://www3.sympati.../evpatoria_2003.jpg
I'm not sure why, it just did. It's a SETI inspired message to transmit to anything that might be listening in the heavens. [zen_tom, Jan 07 2006]

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       Catholic? Nice idea + Welcome to the halfbakery [jmccaf01]
jonthegeologist, Jan 05 2006
  

       hey, I got 30 free text messages from my company till Feb. which of the 12 commandments shall I go for?
po, Jan 05 2006
  

       "Fther 4give me 4 I hve snnd..."   

       Doesn't quite have the same ring to it, if you'll pardon the pun.
lostdog, Jan 05 2006
  

       One of our vendors is called SMS - Surface Mounting Systems.   

       "Bless me, customer, for I have sinned on your order -"
normzone, Jan 05 2006
  

       The priest praying for you is akin to the doc downing meds on your behalf.   

       What you need is a portal where you can sms your misdoings directly to God.
neelandan, Jan 06 2006
  

       jmccaf01, if you're willing for pennance to be the SMS fee itself, I can arrange this for you.
theircompetitor, Jan 06 2006
  

       Does one have to be on one's knees?
Hands clasped?
Can you whisper on text?
blissmiss, Jan 06 2006
  

       Perhaps it could suggest the number of times you should text "Hail Mary" back and then only absolve you receipt of the final one.
Dodgy Knees, Jan 06 2006
  

       Gets a + without even reading the content...
madness, Jan 06 2006
  

       Actually, I think what we need is an Internet church - beliefs and doctrine decided by group postings and votes, membership open to anyone with an email address, contributions and absolution given electronically. There would have to be some absolutes (for example, that there is some kind of god/gods/higher power, or there's no point in having a church), and maybe some filters (to stop the thing being hijacked by organized fanatics), but everything else subject to group think.
DrCurry, Jan 06 2006
  

       What happens if you accidentally text your confession to the wrong number?   

       "Father, I've been cheating on my wife for 7 years"   

       "You b*stard! This marriage is over, Jim..."   

       Other than that, great idea [+]
Mr Phase, Jan 06 2006
  

       I think that only makes this idea better. +
disbomber, Jan 07 2006
  

       Baked. See links. The second one even has a page that makes you an ordained minister by e-mail. I became an ordained minister in a similar way a few years ago, so I guess you can e-mail your confessions to me as well.
Worldgineer, Jan 07 2006
  

       Its a good thing that I am not the priest who is on the receiving end of those messages. I would be inclined to use it to hear exciting stories from the women who gave their confession. I can imagine it now- She says, "I touched myself in an impure manner." My response would be, "And then what happened next?" followed by a series of "And then?" questions as she tells it all.
Jscotty, Jan 07 2006
  

       Excellent. + Where's Krelnik when you need him to post his silly WTAGIPBAN
RayfordSteele, Jan 07 2006
  

       Harassed by DrCurry into stopping, if I recall correctly.
jutta, Jan 07 2006
  

       [Worldgineer] the first one reads like an biography of my life.
benindubai, Jan 07 2006
  
      
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