Pope Francis has declared the internet is a ‘gift from God’ because it brings people from different cultures together. In a statement about Catholic Church communications, Pope Francis said the web offers ‘immense possibilities’ for differing points of view to be heard, including those that oppose or question the Catholic religion. Read more >>
The cartoon by Nate Beeler, editorial cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch, shows the Pope on the left saying that the internet is a gift from God. On the right, the devil, who is sitting in front of a computer screen in hell, adds, "but you can thank me for spam!"
Spam [U] is unwanted e-mail that is sent to large numbers of people and that consists mostly of advertising. See Wikipedia's article on spam.
If the internet is a gift from God, then spam is a gift from hell since it is incredibly annoying and costs businesses huge amounts of money in lost productivity. You could also say that spam is the 'work of the devil'.