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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:25 AM
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Microsoft Bids to Acquire Catholic Church
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- In a joint press conference in St. Peter's Square this morning, MICROSOFT Corp. and the Vatican announced that the Redmond software giant will acquire the Roman Catholic Church in exchange for an unspecified number of shares of MICROSOFT common stock. If the deal goes through, it will be the first time a computer software company has acquired a major world religion.

With the acquisition, Pope John Paul II will become the senior vice-president of the combined company's new Religious Software Division, while MICROSOFT senior vice-presidents Michael Maples and Steven Ballmer will be invested in the College of Cardinals, said MICROSOFT Chairman Bill Gates.

"We expect a lot of growth in the religious market in the next five to ten years," said Gates. "The combined resources of MICROSOFT and the Catholic Church will allow us to make religion easier and more fun for a broader range of people."

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article09-017

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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:30 AM
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1. That's very funny...the Crusades to 'Upgrade' to Catholisism...
Hey, I am a Catholic and using Microsoft...seems okay to me!!
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:31 AM
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2. Expect the church to get "hacked" by the other religions !!!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 02:07 PM
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8. It's easy to do, and fun!
:party: :bounce: :-) :D ;-)
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:34 AM
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3. Perfect venue for the takeover...
What would Jesus do?

Throw the bastards out of the Temple..

The Catholic Church is the stronghold of the Anti-Christ..
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Desperadoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:42 AM
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4. This is LBN???
How is Catholic bashing "humor" allowed on LBN?
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:46 AM
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5. Wheres the Humor?
n/t
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 11:48 AM
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6. from the website
Home Humor Article 09-017

Ask and ye shall recieve :)
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dofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 12:48 PM
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7. This is several years old.
Can't remember when I first saw it, but definately more than two years ago.
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