Monday, May 16, 2005

virtual reality

If you haven't already, you must make a visit to the Church of Fools, a non-denominational cyber church, yes, cyber church - sponsored by the Methodist Church of Britain. After signing on to the site, creating a virtual identity and selecting an animated figure, called an avatar, to represent you, you can kneel and pray, sit in the pews or simply mill around. You can also give an offering, shout hallelujah, ring the church bells, sing a hymn and even risk getting smote for misbehavior! Although the church formerly offered 20 minute morning and evening services and longer ones on Sunday evening, it is now only open for private reflection. As far as I know, this church has no committees or bake sales in the works and offers no bad church sign on its marquee.
posted by Christie