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Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts

Thursday, May 5, 2022

GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 7th May at noon SLT – Will China fall apart?


China has so many problems that it is possible that a big change is around the corner.  What form will it take?  Regime change, civil war, the country splitting into different regions?

When we hear about the social control in China, the vicious lockdowns, we may want to ask why China is so different from the rest of the world.  What is really happening there?  How can we find out?

Come to GeekSpeak on Saturday at noon SLT and let’s talk about why China might fall in the next few years.  What will happen to the rest of the world if it does?  Will it slow down human progress or speed it up?

Let’s talk China.  Bring all your Chinese friends!

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Here is the GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 22nd January at noon SLT: War! What causes it?

Why do we fight wars?  Why do people who could be good friends try to solve their differences by killing each other? Are wars always about resources, or religion, or justice, or revenge?  Can they be about something that no one outside the conflict can understand? 

What will the wars of the future be about? Will future wars be over almost as soon as they start?  Or will the next war last for 10,000 years?

Can we prevent wars?  Will wars end if we feed everyone properly?  Or are they in our nature?

Come and discuss the best way to peace at GeekSpeak this Saturday at noon SLT.  Bring all your fellow humans.  Guns not allowed.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday at the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Avie Poll: Are Politics and Religion Important Topics in Second Life?-Becca Drascol Reporting

Are these topics important in SL?

Ask most club owners if politics or religion are a welcomed topic of conversation and you will most likely hear that no, they are not. Why is that? Perhaps because not only do people have their own beliefs and views on both, but both are hot button issues for that very reason.
Religion comes in many forms, and each of us has our own thinking on it. Some are not
Religious at all. Some people could care less about politics.

Love me or hate me, I choose not to discuss either topic and do not feel they are important or
even have a place in Second Life. To me SL is an escape, a place to be whatever and whoever I  may want be and to do things I enjoy. I like to live a little more on the wild side of things in my second life. I can have jobs I'd never do or cannot do in RL. I don't think about RL things like religion and politics while inworld.

Now with all that said that does not mean that some may not seek a challenging convo on
Politics and /or religion. And that's not to say that some may even seek out religion in-world.

For some these two hot button issues very well may hold an importance even in one's virtual
life. For others there are far more controversial views and beliefs they give importance to within SL.

Becca Drascol: Are Politics and Religion important topics in SL?
NeaFarspire Resident: I suppose it can be but from experience, those two topics still get heated even on SL. I try to stay away from discussing both...smiles.

Becca Drascol: Are Politics and Religion important topics in SL?
BarricWolf Resident: Not really.
Becca Drascol: Ok can I ask why you feel they are not?
BarricWolf Resident: I do not come here for it.
Becca Drascol: Many don't.
BarricWolf Resident: I come here to do the things I can not in real.
BarricWolf Resident: I can talk Politics and religion in real.
Becca Drascol: Great Thank you. Well thought out answer.

Becca Drascol: Are Politics and Religion important topics in SL?
ExklusiveMamii87 Resident: I think to some on SL it could very well be, but for me... It doesn't seem that important... Not as much as it would RL…

Becca Drascol: Are Politics and Religion important topics in SL?
EvanDarkblood Resident: Don`t get me wrong a person can be political or religious all they want. That being said I am neither and feel that there is no place for them in SL and with all the differing views on both they just cause drama.

Becca Drascol: Are Politics and Religion important topics in SL?
LaceyNightshade Resident: No they aren’t religion and politics have there place but it isn’t within SL. I feel people are too passionate about both and it’s just an issue waiting to happen when you incorporate either here.

Becca Drascol: Are Politics and Religion important topics in SL?
Nicholle Inglewood:  I don't think those topics are important unless you’re in some type of political or religious group. To me they shouldn't be discussed because from previous experiences, it just causes everyone to fight lol.

As for In-World…
For some religion and politics hold their place within Second life.  For if they did not, churches and other religious venues I visited would not exist and have traffic as high as four thousand. Or places for deep discussions on these very topics but also on such things as atheism. I do believe even in SL that people will discuss hard hitting issues and they will discuss ones that some people wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole. However, for those I interviewed Religion and Politics were not something they wish to include virtually.

Are these topics important to you? Comment and let us know how you feel.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2016 Christian Music Festival- Jan 24th at 2pm SLT

On Jan 24th at 2pm SLT, The Bowl at Origen's Hollywood Venues will be hosting its first annual Christian Music Festival. And it couldn't start out with a more distinguished line up of performers.

Earlier this month, both The Pink Vampire and Luciano Lionheart were name two of the top three vocalists in the 2015 Live Music Awards. They will be presenting both traditional and contemporary Christian music for a time of reflection and praise.

Christopher Quan and David Csiszer are well known around the grid for their ability to remind people who God is and what he has done for them through Jesus. Their music that always touches the heart and mind.

Please join us for this special event two-hour event with Second Life’s top vocalists.

Additional information:

Join our group! The Hollywood Ballroom & Theater

Contact: Origen

Sunday, April 26, 2015

St. Minutia’s Church: A Sanctuary of Peace on Renaissance Island – Moonshade Pastorelli Reporting

From all points on Renaissance Island, tolling bells can be heard. It is Sunday, and they are a call to worship at St. Minutia’s Church. Vicar Torrelle greets parishioners at the doors of the quaint, medieval church, and Martin Luther’s Protestant anthem, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” is accompanied by the crowing of a nearby farmyard rooster.

Places of worship in Second Life are sometimes historical re-creations and sometimes purposeful sanctuaries. St. Minutia’s Church is both.

Picturesque and devoted to the history of an age, Renaissance Island was established in 2007.  This sim is home to the Globe Theatre, features jousting tournaments, and is a favorite networking spot for RL library science students.

According to the estate’s owner, Lady Korrigan Keynes, St. Minutia’s Church was one of the first buildings in the parish. But services at St. Minutia’s are more recent. Vicar Torelle began holding services at the church “in time for Easter” this year. Sunday services are at 1 p.m. SLT each week and are usually between 15 and 30 minutes long. The warm glow from within the church makes it a perfect setting for weddings and baptisms as well.

When asked why a “working church” was established on Renaissance Island, Lady Korrigan explained, “I always say that this sim is on a journey to authenticity, but that journey couldn't begin without an acknowledgement of the importance of religion in shaping the lives, politics, and economies of the day. Religion was a central feature of life.”

Although the church is set in a Renaissance-themed venue, the vicar will tell you that “the services are 'real,' if you know what I mean. It is not roleplay per se. It is an attempt to be true to the Gospel message for those who wish to attend.”

“Everyone is welcome here,” said Vicar Torrelle. “We do aim to be true to the historical parameters of what was happening at the time, though. And, of course, it was a time of much religious upheaval.”

“This church tries to be true to the way the service was in the 1540s,” he said. “There were many new Protestant works coming out then, particularly, the translation of the Bible into English. We base our services on the Book of Common Prayer written by [Thomas] Cranmer in 1549.”

“Which was during the time when Henry VIII wedded Anne Boleyn,” said Lady Amza Hydraconis, co-estate manager of Renaissance Island.

An open Bible on the alter symbolizes a time of transition. “Protestants of this period believed the Bible should be heard in English by the people,” said the vicar. “Before this time, the Bible was not read in English, the services were in Latin. The Protestants were trying to reach the people directly.”

St. Minutia’s Church has no confessional booths. “The Protestants believed that people should have direct access to their God,” said the vicar. “They could pray to God directly without the intervention of a priest.”

“When we say all are welcome to St. Minutia’s, we are an unusual parish in many respects” said Lady Korrigan. “We do not fear the plague and so welcome strangers. We accept people of all sorts.”

“On a personal note,” said Vicar Torrelle. “I think it would be sad to have such a beautiful church and not have services happening. No matter what world we are in, it is good to have a place where you can find peace. This church is such a place.”

For more information about St. Minutia’s Church, Renaissance Island, or to book a wedding, reception, or baptism at St. Minutia’s, contact Amza Hydraconis or PrinceJ3rd Figaro.

Group:  Parish of Reading Primley

Preferred Contact:  Amza Hydraconis or PrinceJ3rd Figaro

Friday, May 31, 2013

Religion In Second Life- Jessi2009 Warrol Reporting…

If you are in tune with your religious and spiritual side, Second Life offers many locations and groups for the religious and spiritual minded individual.

Religious & spiritual locations can be divided up into three categories. The first category is replicas of famous landmarks. This category includes replicas of such famous religious landmarks as The Cathedral of Notre Dame. The second category are sims which have actual in world religious and spiritual services that you can attend. The last category are places of meditation, where you can sit and reflect in your surroundings.  So how do you find these places? An easy way is the Second Life Destinations Guide, which has a Spirituality & Belief category.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Into the Cauldron- Luc Fray Reporting...

[Hera and Zeus devotional]

Some weeks ago, I had accidentally come across the school Sacred Cauldron on SL search. The description interested me as it stated that it is a virtual pagan academy. Curious, I asked my editor if I could cover a story on it. When I finally got the go signal, I went on to request a short interview on Sacred Cauldron's Dean, Dean Belladonna Laveau, and two of the school's students,  Tea Tephi and Sapphire Chaosus. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

SL Newser News: The New Life Church Bixyl Shuftan Reporting...

The New Life Church (Image retrieved from SL Newser)

While people usually think of Easter bunnies and chocolates this time of year, for churchgoers it's also time to celebrate what Easter originally meant, the Resurrection. Second Life has it's share of churches. Among them is the New Life Church in the Shelton sim.

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