Thursday, August 2, 2007


This has got to be a joke. But I don't know.
Virtual Pastor, a UK company, began pioneering the "virtual pastor model" in 2005, and has created a dozen lifelike, on-screen avatars which preach, joke and give personal anecdotes as if they were real people. All their sermons and personal stories are scavenged from the Internet.

When a church subscribes to Virtual Pastor, each person in a congregation helps "shape" their pastor by entering likes and dislikes into a response box during services. This live feedback is fed into the company’s servers and helps to change the pastor’s sermon topics, hair style and more in following weeks. The result is a pastor perfectly tailored to the will of the congregation.
Read the whole news story here.

HT: Angie


Al said...

Fear not, it is a joke. LarkNews should not be taking seriously. The only problem with LarkNews is that their 'news reports' are often almost believable, given the mess that contemporary evangelicalism is in.

Jeff Meyers said...

Yeah, the reason it is believable is because evangelicals do such nutty things.

Angie B. said...

LarkNews is satire (sort of a Christian "Onion")--but, as Alastair says, the humor hits awfully close to reality sometimes.

Here is another Lark story I found amusing.

Anonymous said...

What's the problem? A perfectly-tailored pastor...sounds good to me!

Jeff Meyers said...

Lori: That's because you've already got one.

Lori Waggoner said...

I'm not just laughing, I'm guffawing!! ;)