Metaverse and churches: a new form of virtual world

VR Church Bible It is one of the many advanced spiritual spaces in m **** cudgel. It has seen its size and popularity increase dramatically during the pandemic. COVID-19.

Founded in the United States in 2016 by DJ Sotopriest based FredericksburgVirginia VR Church Bible It has seen the number of participants increase steadily year by year.

Some religious said “Hello! I want to help and volunteer” and so there was like an Epiphany and I think we started a new kind of church‘, announced DJ Soto.

We have all the functions of a physical church, or what you define as a physical church and we express it here in the metaverse“.

When they increased the number of services each week, DJ Soto said it was like a psychological change.

We are no different from other churches, whether physical or in the metaverseHe said, explaining that theyNow interact with hundreds of people in live worship. Our influence certainly reaches thousands“.

‘Make manuscripts more meaningful’

Garrett Bernalwho was attending the event for the first time and who identifies as a member of the Chruch of Latter Day Saints, praised the building of the church in virtual reality.

They have 3D artwork so they pinned verses everywhere and pinned 3D artwork of those“, He said.

I was able to read verses, especially these buildings, and I was able to see a presentation of the verse I was reading, which made the manuscripts more meaningful to me.“.

Soto believes that the future of church attendance lies in the metaverse, because “It makes it possible to reach people who are not physically able to go to church‘, he did not say.

Alina Delp He is one of those people. in 2010He was diagnosed with a disease neurovascular who locked her in her house.

When you have a chronic illness and can’t participate in what other people are doing, people slowly but surely walk away. So it was just me, my husband and our cats“, as you say.

You think the Virtual Reality Church has changed all that.

Suddenly, you have the power again. Suddenly, we are important again. Suddenly I’m human againShe said crying.

Suddenly you feel like you can do anything in the world, when you are told over and over again that you can’t do anything anymore.. “

RV is better than being in a physical church?

Delp He was ordained a priest in the Virtual Reality Church and was one of many who were baptized there. However, some have questioned the validity of hypothetical sacraments, such as baptism, that are performed in the Metaverse.

Theological reflections are similar to our bodies and matter in part because God came in human form and showed great sympathy and compassion for humans‘, announced Paul Rauschenbusch from the core of youth across religions.

So, as we increasingly meet in digital spaces, what are the consequences?“.

Christian theologians have not yet considered what it means when they come together in digital spaces“, he added.

But while some question whether the church can truly exist in virtual reality, others find that the experience can be equal to and sometimes better than the physical church.

Many congregations – and this includes all denominations and all religions – believe that construction is important‘, announced Jeremy NickelFounder from EvolvrMeditation space in the Metaverse.

They think that the church is the building, or the mosque is the building, or the temple is the building. Church, temple, mosque or synagogue, they are the people, they are the things you do together, they are how you change the world together. So we don’t have this illusion“.

Soto explains that it’s not about symbol pictureor how they choose to look, but for the true mind-mind relationship that occurs in the metaverse and its spiritual spaces such as VR Church.

It’s crazy what we can do now. I can’t imagine what it will look like in eight years‘, he did not say.

Article translated from English

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