March 7, 2008 9:20 AM Subscribe
Technological loopholes to religious law?
posted by SBMike to religion & philosophy (23 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
phone has an indirect dialing mechanism, allowing Shabbat-observant Jews to use the phone on Shabbat. There are some other examples here, such as the fridge.
The Charming Burqa
(previously on the blue
) uses wireless technology to transmit an image of the wearer's choosing, potentially enabling them to show themselves in public.
I'm interested in more examples of people using technology to find loopholes in religious law. Preferably ones that are well-accepted in whichever religious community they were meant for. Got any?