Sunday, 16 May 2004


Nine o'clock service

[Church of Fools]

I took my PowerBook to church tonight. Or my PowerBook brought church to me. I can't quite make my mind up which is most accurate.

Plenty of other sites have reported on the opening of the Church of Fools, an experimental virtual church from Greenbelt friends Ship of Fools.

Tonight the church held its first regular service.

It doesn't have the peace and tranquility of, or the cerebral density of other Christian websites. What it does have is a sense of community that other virtual chapels come nowhere near. Seeing individual people stand, kneel or raise their arms independently brought home the fact that there were hundreds of people like me sat at home trying to share a private connection with God in a new way.

It'll be interesting to see how the experiment progresses.

Posted by pab at 22:16 | Comments will be back later in the year. Please email me instead!