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Thou cannot ghost the holy ghost.

People in the process of losing their religion may not he able to fly under the radar as easily as they used to, now that Churchix is here. Started by facial recognition software entrepreneur Moshe Greenshpan, Churchix allows houses of worship to track attendance at services and identify who's missing.

Greenshpan told the Washington Post that about forty churches are using the facial recognition software, including eight in the U.S. Scott Thumma, director of the Hartford Institute on Religion, doesn't think the technology will be popular at American megachurches where many people enjoy the anonymity that comes with such large congregations: "While God sees everything, we re not sure we want our pastor to be omniscient."

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Title Annotation:GIVEN the EVIDENCE; facial recognition software to track church attendance
Publication:The Humanist
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Sep 1, 2015
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