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Patron Saint sought for Internet

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WolvenSpectrePerson was signed in when posted
06-04-2005
01:23 AM ET (US)
There already is a saint dedicated to (computer users and) the Internet... Saint Isadore Known as Isidore The Bishop, the Schoolmaster of the Middle Ages, and Librarian of the Saints. ie Holy Nerd of Data.

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bungatronPerson was signed in when posted
02-01-2003
12:47 AM ET (US)
/m1

cronopio: i thought Isadore already had it too.

An official blessing for RMS would be a great thing too. he's got just the right level of militancy for the catholic church, too.
Edited 02-01-2003 12:50 AM
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Pat YorkPerson was signed in when posted
02-01-2003
12:24 AM ET (US)
I have a nifty litho of the angel Gabriel as the patron saint of telecommunications. He is, after all, the great announcer of things.
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kisraelPerson was signed in when posted
02-01-2003
12:23 AM ET (US)
Saint Dogbert!

Out, Out You Demons of Stupidity!
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JohnRPerson was signed in when posted
02-01-2003
12:07 AM ET (US)
I think St Isidorus was merely under consideration, I don't think they ever made a decision.
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QrazyQatPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
07:58 PM ET (US)
I thought Sylvia Saint was the patron saint of the Internet.
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ahaPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
06:31 PM ET (US)
Saint Archie.
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TimmyTPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
06:21 PM ET (US)
How can Gabriel be a patron saint if he's an angel, not a saint? That's like naming a plumber as poet laureate. A plumber that's not a poet.
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Dav ColemanPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
05:39 PM ET (US)
Gotta love this latest Catholic Corp marketing ploy.

I vote for Stallman, he's already got the halo.
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Raph LevienPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
05:27 PM ET (US)
If Jon Postel is inelgible because he's not Catholic, not long dead, or whatever, then that's just the Catholic Church's own problem.
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Sean O'LearyPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
05:25 PM ET (US)
I consider Saint Sebastian to be the Patron Saint of Spam E-mail. Most depictions show him bound to a tree and there's all these arrows sticking in him.
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cronopioPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
05:18 PM ET (US)
I thought there already *was* a patron saint for internet: St Isidorus of Sevilla, who was credited with writing the first encyclopedia.

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