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New Zealand Bible Society Church hits Second Life


Second Life CathedralSeveral ministries in New Zealand have decided that praying online is cool. The Rev. Paul Stanaway claims that much of his work is done with younger members through texting and plans a website where followers can light a virtual candle or go in a private chatroom for counseling. Rev. Wally Behan streams sermons via his website and claims that he gets thousands of hits per week. Mark Brown of the Bible Society created a cathedral last year in Second Life. Rev. Bosco Peters also has a site with a reported 1000 hits per day and twice that on holidays. We expect that if God truly exists everywhere, she/he wouldn’t mind.


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The notion that you could pay for your sins is blasphemous.  In the Bible it clearly states that nothing we can do can reconcile us to God, including paying money.  It is only by accepting God’s free gift of salvation and acknowledging that we are unworthy of it that we may be saved.

Specifically what I had a problem with in this article is that the title is “Pay for your sins online” which is not mentioned in the Stuff article whatsoever, and kind of irks me as poking fun at Christians.

Scratch that, thank you for changing the title to something more appropriate!


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