Sunday, April 05, 2009

Dumbing Down God

Well here's an interesting idea: pay a computer to vocalize synthetic prayers for you
"We use state of the art text to speech synthesizers to voice each prayer at a volume and speed equivalent to typical person praying," the company states. "Each prayer is voiced individually, with the name of the subscriber displayed on screen."


Prices, however, are dictated by the length of the prayer. As noted in the Information Age Prayer FAQ, "A discounted prayer will cost less than other prayers of similar length."
Call my crazy, but isn't the whole idea behind prayer that it's a personal one-to-one with the almightly? Apparently, we've now reached the point where people will spend 10 minutes a day getting their outbound voicemail message exactly right, but will outsource their prayers to a computer with horrible diction.

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