Paging St. Thomas Aquinas

Why wasn’t this on the front page of the New York Times?

This is bigger news than the fact that cultural conservatives are rather opposed to U.S. courts redefining marriage. But, hey, the Times is still exploring this idea of having a reporter do National Geographic-syle sociological coverage of moral and religious conservatives. It will take time to map this alien land.

And now, the breaking news from God must exist, because he is on Google. Apparently, a typo during a search for “bod” yielded this insight:

In contrast with the 59 million sites found for God, a Google™ for Satan turned up only 3 million sites, suggesting that God is much more powerful than Satan, as theologians have long argued.

But in a finding that some scholars called worrisome, Paris Hilton turned up on over 3.5 million sites, indicating that the hotel heiress has actually eclipsed the Lord of Darkness as a force for evil.

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Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He writes a weekly column for the Universal Syndicate.

  • Joe Perez

    And sex is found on 270,000,000 website, indicating that sex is more than four times more powerful a force in motivating human activity than God.

  • Stacy L. Harp

    Sure God exists, and everyone knows it. The problem is that people do not believe Satan really exists, which means he’s done a great job living up to his name – Deceiver.

  • Steve K.

    Why do we assume that Paris Hilton is a force for evil? Who knows, maybe God, in His Sovereignty, has some divine plan for Hilton’s sudden serge in fame and popularity. I mean, he put Clinton in the White House, right? OK, I’m mostly kidding about this, but still … “I Google, therefore I am” could be a catchy new slogan for the search engine …

  • Mitchell Land

    Actually, Joe, it only indicates that people are far more pre-occupied by sex than they are with God. As do all the other numbers cited above. While I understand the tongue-in-cheek nature of the post, it does provide an interesting glimpse into our nature.

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