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It was only a matter of time before the maker of divine products met the maker's representative on Earth. And so it came to pass yesterday that the Pope granted a special audience to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, spent time with the Apple overlord …

  1. Martin Summers

    So his parting gift was most certainly not a Jesus phone I'm guessing.

    1. NoneSuch Silver badge
      Happy

      During the meeting, The Pope observed God had not answered any of his prayers. Cook commented the Lord could not hear him, as His Holiness was holding his crucifix incorrectly.

  2. Howard Sway Silver badge

    Pope granted a special audience to Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Do not partake of Apples, the forbidden fruit, when offered to you by a snake. I seem to recall that was the message from Catholicism CEO God.

    1. Tim99 Silver badge
      Gimp

      Re: Pope granted a special audience to Apple CEO Tim Cook

      Er, it was fruit from "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." (Genesis). It didn’t mention Apple, but may still be apposite…

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Pope granted a special audience to Apple CEO Tim Cook

        It was the poet John Milton who called it an apple.

        But I do find it funny that the Apple-1's price tag was US$666.66 (wasn't 666 the mark of the beast in Revelation? what were they thinking?) and the iPhone starts with the letter "I" (they said it was for "information" but nowadays everyone's forgotten that so I wouldn't be surprised if someone called it an "I" as in "me", "selfish" sinner phone). Not to mention the naming of Darwin OS, and the bite taken out of the apple logo. But then we humans are rather good at picking out patterns even when they're not there.

  3. alain williams Silver badge

    An apple led to mankind's downfall ...

    in the Garden of Eden.

    Does the pope not remember?

    What is Tim Cook planning ?

  4. fg_swe Bronze badge

    Extremely Funny British Cynicism

    Can I have it with some Brian ?

  5. AnotherName

    Cult leader meets cult leader...

    What did the Roman Catholics ever do for us?

    1. wolfetone Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: Cult leader meets cult leader...

      We gave you repression, guilt, cover ups, lovely gold statues. Be happy you got that!

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        Re: Cult leader meets cult leader...

        And the bread and wine, don't forget the wine - that's one thing we'd really miss if the catholics left

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Cult leader meets cult leader...

      “What did the Roman Catholics ever do for us?“

      You’d best ask the choir boys, and the orphans and unmarried mothers in “care homes” all about that…

      (Representatives of other imaginary friend fan clubs committing similar reprehensible acts are, sadly, also available.)

  6. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge

    the maker's representative?

    -> the maker's representative on Earth

    According to whom? According to protestant Christians he is not. Nor to Muslims, Hindus, Jews, or any other followers of any religion except Catholicism.

    1. FIA Silver badge

      Re: the maker's representative?

      "Catholics" then.

      Best not take the religion bit of religion too seriously though, just take the good moral bits and ignore the rest.

      I mean it was (allegedly) started by 'something' who made humans that are falable and prone to all those bad things like want and greed. They then, after making them, pointed them at a metaphorical button with a sign that says 'Do not push'.

      Is anyone suprised at the outcome?

      If _I_ did that with cakes and some of my less self controlled work colleagues it'd be seen as workplace bullying, when God does it however it's some kind of 'lesson'.

      Pfft.

    2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: the maker's representative?

      Aren't they the market leaders ?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Facepalm

    Comparisons

    Pope re Latin mass - you're saying it wrong, Cook re iPhone - you're holding it wrong.

    Pope re China - just tell us what bishops are acceptable, Cook re China - just tell us what apps are acceptable.

    Pope re religions - we are the only true one, Cook re cellphones - we are the only true one.

  8. redwine

    Unclear ...

    Which one is the cult leader?

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