Thursday, March 04, 2004

The Techno-Church

It has slowly begun to dawn on me that a newspaper that gives tremendous coverage to a range of religious issues is the Wall Street Journal. I mean, if we assume that the religion of the 21st Century is money, then I suppose this makes sense. But I was still surprised when the fact dawned on me. Take their recent article on "More Prayer, Less Hassle," which delineated a variety of ways that the pious can fulfill their religious duties in this increasingly techno-centric society. Emailed sermon notes, TiVo-ing church services, Web chats with your Rabbi, virtual confession, and of course ATMs in the church lobby are all examples. The only topic not covered was spiritual-minded blogs!!!

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