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General => Miscellaneous => Topic started by: Dave on March 12, 2017, 11:37:00 AM

Title: Catholic dating!
Post by: Dave on March 12, 2017, 11:37:00 AM
I honestly did not know where to place this. I was reading a piece about the Vatican's attitude to AI when i saw this advert:
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi778.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fyy67%2FDaveGlos%2FFunnies%2F2399363146347099960.png&hash=ced98fed35bfd999f4b2c3bfb4607ea4cf031e2d) (http://s778.photobucket.com/user/DaveGlos/media/Funnies/2399363146347099960.png.html)
Would this honestly encourage you to look further? Or think it was a joke? Looks like it is genuine.

https://www.catholicmatch.com/?referrer_code=catholicnewsagency&campaign_code=stpatricksbrilliant_300x250

The article was in Catholic News Agency. (http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-weighs-in-on-power-limits-of-artificial-intelligence-34036/)
Title: Re: Catholic dating!
Post by: Pasta Chick on March 12, 2017, 05:08:27 PM
It's probably real. Christian Mingle is a thing, after all.

Plus the specifics of dating websites knows no bounds. There are sites to match you to people wth the same STDs.
Title: Re: Catholic dating!
Post by: Dave on March 12, 2017, 05:13:52 PM
It's probably real. Christian Mingle is a thing, after all.

Plus the specifics of dating websites knows no bounds. There are sites to match you to people wth the same STDs.
Oh, I am sure it is genujne - just that the graphics make it look like the Inquisition is on the team! Or just the place for bishops and monks to get hooked up?
Title: Re: Catholic dating!
Post by: Recusant on March 12, 2017, 05:37:38 PM
Given that it appears on a completely serious site, I'd assume that it isn't a joke. Perhaps if I were a single Catholic, I might look further. Not being a Catholic single, I researched the image instead. It is a stained glass window: The Consecration of St. Mél, Bishop of Longford, by St. Patrick, by Harry Clarke.

Wikipedia says (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9l_of_Ardagh) that St. Mél's day is now "observed as a holiday for single people." In the ad, the prominent face is St. Patrick--St. Mél's face is obscured by the "JOIN NOW!" banner. :sidesmile:
Title: Re: Catholic dating!
Post by: Dave on March 12, 2017, 05:54:11 PM
Given that it appears on a completely serious site, I'd assume that it isn't a joke. Perhaps if I were a single Catholic, I might look further. Not being a Catholic single, I researched the image instead. It is a stained glass window: The Consecration of St. Mél, Bishop of Longford, by St. Patrick, by Harry Clarke.

Wikipedia says (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9l_of_Ardagh) that St. Mél's day is now "observed as a holiday for single people." In the ad, the prominent face is St. Patrick--St. Mél's face is obscured by the "JOIN NOW!" banner. :sidesmile:

Ah, so it is symbolic after all. Hence the "Brilliant St Patrick" bit.

Supposed a devout Catholic would  know the reference.
Title: Re: Catholic dating!
Post by: Recusant on March 12, 2017, 06:17:18 PM
Given that it appears on a completely serious site, I'd assume that it isn't a joke. Perhaps if I were a single Catholic, I might look further. Not being a Catholic single, I researched the image instead. It is a stained glass window: The Consecration of St. Mél, Bishop of Longford, by St. Patrick, by Harry Clarke.

Wikipedia says (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9l_of_Ardagh) that St. Mél's day is now "observed as a holiday for single people." In the ad, the prominent face is St. Patrick--St. Mél's face is obscured by the "JOIN NOW!" banner. :sidesmile:

Ah, so it is symbolic after all. Hence the "Brilliant St Patrick" bit.

Supposed a devout Catholic would  know the reference.

I think that it's so obscure as to be opaque; a sort of in joke by the person who created the image. Even a very devout Catholic would be unlikely to recognize the artwork unless perhaps they belonged to the parish of Longford, Ireland; the location of the Cathedral of St. Mél.
Title: Re: Catholic dating!
Post by: Arturo on March 12, 2017, 08:17:06 PM
I agree the image is funny.