Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Adds a whole new dimension to "Dial A Prayer"

This Washington Post article about cyber worship was an interesting one. Some selected parts:

The Internet has become a hub of religious worship for millions of people around the world. Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Sikhs and people of other faiths turn regularly to Web sites to pray, meditate and gather in "virtual" houses of worship graphically designed to look like the real thing. Some sites offer rites from baptism to confession to conversion to Judaism.

For many cyber-worshipers, online religious life conducted at home or in an Internet cafe has replaced attendance at traditional churches, temples, mosques and synagogues. Some are coming to religion for the first time, in a setting they find as comfortable as their grandparents found a church pew, while millions of people reared on churchgoing are discovering new ways to worship.


I also can't help but think after reading the full article that people are discovering a new way to make money as well.

5 comments:

thepoetryman said...

Money and church have always made good bedfellows... Would that be, according to many zealots, a double sin?

Head Spinner Scott said...

I would love to find an online Buddhist temple. It may be hard to believe, but there is not a Buddhist center in St Cloud or anywhere close.

Lisa Renee said...

www.buddhatemple.net

There you go!

:-)

Head Spinner Scott said...

Thanks

Hooda Thunkit said...

Lisa,

"I also can't help but think after reading the full article that people are discovering a new way to make money as well."

First it was church bingo, and now this...

Sneaky devils ;-)