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Another senior holy man has stepped forward to knock the Net -- still, it makes a change from Net users bashing bishops. The Archbishop of York warned that the Net could bring a plague of locusts and other such biblical disasters upon the world unless Net users repent and wear sackcloth. In an interesting theological split, while Church of England is slamming the Net, some members of the Catholic Church are urging the Vatican to give the Net its own Patron Saint Archbishop David Hope said the Net had the "potential for evil" and the "potential for destroying ourselves". Potentially. "This technology is something that could ultimately devour us," Archbishop David Hope told Conservatism, the quarterly journal of the Conservative Christian Fellowship. He also echoed views expressed by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this year about the Net turning people into a bunch of loners without the social skills to interact with one another. The full text of the interview will be made available on the Conservative Christian Fellowship's Web site later today. Alternatively, if you'd like to know more about the Church of England, why not visit it's official Web site here. Or check out the Archbishop of Canterbury's official Web site here. Unfortunately, Anglican.org.uk -- which houses a selection of pages explaining the work and beliefs of the Church -- doesn't appear to work. Shame. Hypocrisy. Someone's probably heard of it, but we can't hear it for the sound of preaching. ® Related Stories Net is bad news, says Archbishop Bishops bash Web pornmongers Say a little prayer for your ISP

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