Praying in 2D (Public Drafting) 2021

The concept of 'doomscrolling' seems to be endemic to current internet browsing. This refers to the unconsious use of social media platforms, where one is hooked in by the dopamine mechanisms that get one to run on autopilot, often finding that hours have gone by without meaning to, surfing the web of idols and rewards with little or nothing to show for one's time. It's a black hole of consciousness, in a sense. 

Part of the reason for this I believe is the nature of dimensional awareness. When we look at a page, and we immerse ourselves in a particular meduim, we become subject to it's format, it's parameters; it's ontological walls, so to speak. 

Maybe it's just me, but seem like a 2d interface is harder to connect with God through in a consious way. 

Flatland?

To worship God, and to follow Christ is to press into dimensions and dynamics of faith unseen and yet interactive. This is an evolving journey but with the christian theological framing allows growth to be supported by good doctrine. It's not vague, is communicable to others efficiently enough for them to understand and experience God themselves. 

It's harder to pray in 2d, how do we fix this?

 

3d platforms also allow people to experience meeting one another 'on the way to' destinations. This 'on the way to' dynamic captures the essence of life's 'chances' which God pre-ordains. Someone that needed help, or had a particular resource that was needed. We see this time and time again in the new testament with Jesus and his disciples often diverting a planned course to do miracles or various spiritual things.

 

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Early adopters have been VR church, who meet weekly in VR chat and have built a community. However VR chat isn't available to everyone, due to the hardware constraints. 

3d user interactive platforms allow people to experience representations of one another.

The nature of prayer through avatars is an emerging concept which we need a better theological grasp of.

Do we truly know what is going on underneath a IRL person's skin anyway? Do skins matter?

Can certain avatars be godly or ungodly?

Should we treat avatars in the same theological construct as clothes?
 

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