Religion 2.0

Consider this brief exchange on The Chicago Tribune's website between posters responding to a story about a Battlestar Galactica panel at the United Nations:

Muldfeld: "Ron Moore has a deep understanding of the most complex issues of our time--including the fact that the use of terrorism doesn't automatically make one ‘evil' -- just like [Crash show-runner] Ira Steven Behr."

DJStahl: "Novel idea to me. I didn't follow either show much. Can Muldfeld, or someone else, explain it more? Does this mean that ‘evil' doesn't exist?"

Add the spark of religious genius to a mix like this one, and an authentic online movement may coalesce around the person who can speak with authority about what he or she has seen during that moment of self-transcendence.

At the point when anyone can hear the sermon and grok the message from anywhere on the planet, Religion 2.0 will have officially arrived.

8/17/2009 4:00:00 AM
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