The Pray-O-Mat Booth Offers Instant Blessings

Created by German artist Oliver Sturm, the Gebetomat is a single-person structure modeled on a photo booth which offers hundreds of pre-recorded prayers in dozens of languages. These apparently have been popping up in Europe, most recently at the University of Manchester, where a Gebetomat was installed re-branded as a “Pray-O-Mat”. Just insert 50 eurocents and pick a selection from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, or various indigenous faiths — whatever you need. This seem to harken to a future in which the devout will turn to robots for their doses religion. No word on the possible creation of a curses-on-demand automated hexing booth:

  • rus Archer


    • Matt Staggs

      Our Father, hallowed be thy name  – PLEASE INSERT FIFTY CENTS TO CONTINUE…

      • lifobryan

        I’ll bet it’s like those annoying vending machines with the spiral dispensers. Your prayer almost makes its way out to God, but gets snagged at the end of the spiral & dangles there until you knock it loose by pounding on the machine. But by then the prayer is all crumbly, and unfit for Deity consumption.

    • BrianApocalypse

      This is how it starts… it was always unclear what exactly was going on in THX1138, why they were living underground etc… I once watched in while extremely tired and thought humanity had been enslaved by those robot police. It was fucking terrifying.

  • jasonpaulhayes

    Robots turning Humans into Robots?

    Montgomery Burns was quoted as saying “Excellent”.

  • Redfalcon772000

    I’m still waiting for the jump to conclusions mat. :(

  • BrianApocalypse

     I demand Subgenius DLC,

  • BuzzCoastin

    I think PK Dick already covered this in one of his novels
    can’t remember which one

    • BrianApocalypse

       There was probably about 5 of them he covered it in.

  • rus Archer

    it doesn’t have my religion

  • Aegir maciver

    this is a 100% rip off from the book ‘Lord of light’ by Roger Zelazny