The issue of whether religion and Twitter should mix comes up again in "Lead Us to Tweet, and Forgive the Trespassers," an article that ran in The New York Times this weekend. The ability of anonymous text-messengers to comment, sometimes rudely and crudely, on a religious conversation has led some to feel uncomfortable with the idea of tweeting their faith. But others, including Pope Benedict XVI, are embracing technology by setting up Facebook pages (in the case of B16) and Twitter accounts in an attempt to reach the high-tech masses.
"For Roman Catholics, whose tradition requires every church in the world to follow the same liturgical script on any given Sunday, the main issue is message control. 'It gets messy,' said Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York. 'When people can post comments on your site, things can degenerate unless you are constantly monitoring.'"
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