When the forces of religion meet the unmovable object that is advancing technology, a crash is inevitable, and sometimes they’re interesting enough to warrant a mention here.
Take the Prayer Toolbar as an example. Your church or organization runs a prayer server that you integrate with your church’s website. Parishioners can log onto the site and request that other members of the congregation pray for them. These other members, if they’ve installed the Prayer Toolbar, will have live, streaming prayer requests appear in their browsers, just below the address bar.
While I personally feel religion is just plain silly talk, I have to admit that this is a very, very clever use of the Internet, and I feel that the group that came up with it is going to make a nice tithe in the near future.