Virtual Churches?

Amie - posted on 11/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I personally think it's a great idea. I don't fully understand why some are opposed. They do firmly believe Christianity is about face to face interaction.
But isn't the most important aspect of it your interaction with God? Not just fellow worshipers?
Even at that they still interact with each other, it's just not always face to face.
Why is an online friendship looked upon with scorn? They can be just as valuable as a face to face friendship.

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Amie - posted on 11/02/2009

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I hadn't heard of it either until I was checking the news online this morning Lindsay. lol!

I really don't see the big deal though. It probably will end up being a part of normal services down the road. People are just that lazy now a days.

The fellowship part of it though is roughly the same, it's just online instead of face to face. I don't see a problem with that either since I do have a lot of online friendships and it's my main source of keeping my entire family updated and in constant contact with each other. Even my elderly family members are on the www. The church(es) seem to be set up so that you can see who else is logged in and listening at the same time. You still get to interact with the congregation. It's the exact same as church is with the exception of it being from the comfort of your home.

Johnny - posted on 11/02/2009

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You can be faithful, reliigous, spiritual, etc. without attending or belonging to a church. But if you are going to be a church-goer, isn't the point of belonging to a church the fellowship? I can understand this for people who are housebound. But most of them are elderly and are unlikely to be attending church "online". It does not make much sense to me. Church is designed to offer a community of faith, to help people find those who share their beliefs, an online church is just like watching any speech and reading any writings, it offers nothing more.

Lindsay - posted on 11/02/2009

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I guess it could be a good idea for some of the things they mentioned like the truck driver that was always on the road. I do find it a little odd, though. There's televised church on Sunday mornings from a few local churches intended for the homebound to be able to still see and hear the service when they aren't able to attend. We rarely attend mass except on Holidays so I'm can't say a whole lot but I think unless you just can't get out, surfing the web doesn't exactly count as attending church.



Ask again in about 5 years and it'll probably be the norm! It probably just seems strange to me because I haven't erally heard of this before! lol

Sharon - posted on 11/02/2009

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I can seriously feel god over my shoulder going "OMG you did not just type that you heathenous bitch you...."

Sharon - posted on 11/02/2009

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There' a thought... if I'm ordained and sermonize via my computer - does that mean I get to declare my house a church and write off my DSL as an expense? OOOHHH Plus I get to take donations...



Church of the Rose of Sharon.....

Isobel - posted on 11/02/2009

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I notice it didn't mention the added benefit of "donations"...I should get myself ordained.

Sharon - posted on 11/02/2009

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Unless you are desperately handicapped, virtual churches are kinda sad.



LOL that coming from a christian who doesn't attend church at all. i'm sick of the holier than thou back stabbing whores who attend church. Frankly - i wonder if any church is worth the name. I give up on them. I keep my faith in god to myself and my family.

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