Today in Perverse Incentives…

Today in Perverse Incentives… April 15, 2014

Man writes article against internet-as-parish, fills it with links to intriguing websites:

…It is unhealthy to have more co-religionist friends online than in your own parish. I have seen this happen to some converts who first encountered Orthodoxy online—an increasingly common phenomenon—and therefore naturally built their new identities around people and ideas from the Internet. The parish, characterized by creative chaos, is by definition a place to practice humility, patience, and brotherly love, and to be challenged by how others live the Christian life, not to have one’s biases reinforced.

more (and I still need a tag for Orthodox Christianity, people…)

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