Did the Fathers Use Mac or PC?
Monday June 12th 2006, 7:48 am
Filed under: Archeology,Patristics

Rod Bennett reports the archeological discovery of a patristic-era computer. (I’m not making this up.) The big question is, of course, which operating system the Fathers would use. It’s a question ripe with theological implication, as Umberto Eco pointed out in his 1994 essay “The Holy War: Mac vs. DOS.” Eco echoes my allegiances exactly. Rod’s reporting is delightful as always.

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“Faith and begorrah!” says St. Patrick. “Everyone knows ’tis Mac that were the Father’s favorites.”

Comment by Julie D. 06.12.06 @ 3:29 pm

Sorry Julie, but the Latin word for sin is the same word for apple. Besides the answer is obviously Red Hat Linux as detailed here.


Besides are second Pope was named Linus so Linux isn’t much of a stretch.

Comment by Jeff Miller 06.12.06 @ 5:10 pm

In fact Jeff, Linux was created by Linus Torvalds. I am sure he was named for our 2nd Pope :)

Comment by Dan Jasmin 06.13.06 @ 9:33 am

Jeff, Jeff, Jeff … apples weren’t on the tree of knowledge. I think it was pomegranites (or Middle Eastern fruit like that). Probably because God knew Apple would be the computer of his children in the Faith. Didn’t want that stigma following them!

Comment by Julie D. 06.13.06 @ 10:15 am

Read the New Testament, where Jesus speaks of the Gates of hell.

Comment by Mike Aquilina 06.13.06 @ 11:40 am

Once again you’ve made your thoughts perfectly clear.

But hasn’t the Book of Job(s)been called the most difficult book in the Bible?

Comment by Steve 06.13.06 @ 5:56 pm

Yes, but also the most comforting and among the greatest works of art.

Comment by mike 06.13.06 @ 8:22 pm

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