I’ve been pondering the role our faith plays in the world of social media. Many have agreed with each other in these blogs that the internet is indeed a valid and necessary place to connect with others and share our faith. We’ve mostly agreed that there have been opportunities to connect with others in our lives in ways that we would not have been able to do say 10 years ago. Which is all good. But I guess that lingering question in all of this is the genuineness of a virtual community and it’s ability to transcend a community that is physically present with one another (ie the family that was transformed by holding hands around the dinner table and sharing a blessing in yesterday’s post).
So what about these “sacred spaces” that community can create? Can that happen virtually?
Here’s one guy’s story about community and the internet. The title in and of itself will be alarming to some or many of you. But listen to what’s he’s talking about when he says, “The Internet is my Religion.” and tell me what you think. (Here’s a working definition of Religion from the online Oxford dictionary should you need it).
Be still and blog….lr