Religion: Down with Gadgetry

Taking note of the flourishing increase in such religious gadgets as electric vigil lights and mechanical rosary clickers, the Indiana Catholic and Record last week waxed satirical:

"The rosary clicker is as yet a primitive machine which must be worked by hand; the possibilities of electrifying its action, amplifying the clicks, inserting Hydra-Matic shift between the decades and possibly embellishing it with a cigar lighter modeled into the image of a favorite saint, these open wide if appalling vistas to the religious gadgeteer . . . The wedding of piety and jewelry . . . with St. Christopher money clips, St. Anthony...

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