Saturday, January 31, 2009
Religion and technology
So an organization called ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) started a billboard informational campaign to basically try and promote understanding of Islam and Muslims for the non-Muslims of North America. They've recently posted a billboard on the freeway I-94, that has a toll-free number 1-800-662-ISLAM (4752) and a website.
While I applaud their efforts and appreciate what they are doing, I've been having some trouble actually seeing this billboard. It's supposed to be near the Detroit airport. But this past month and a half I've gone to the Detroit airport a couple of times and I've never seen it.
So I'm starting to wonder where the heck did they actually put that huge sign?
And how big is this billboard exactly?
Did they use invisible ink, perhaps?
If I can't see it, when I'm looking for it, then how are you supposed to get other people to see it???
So much for reaching out.
But it is interesting to see that religions are starting to make use of technology more and more. I mean, even the Pope has started his own Youtube channel. The goal of this channel is to reach out to religious Catholics as well as others and to "secure the Pope's presence on the web"(bbcnews.com).
I'm sure his channel is doing a better job though, than the never to be seen billboard.