God gets an online make-over. Hello God.
My friend Ronojoy, from the Real Gold crew, just sent me that link:
From the founder of the cool hunter comes dear-god.net; a startlingly new concept of spirituality where people from all over the planet reveal their innermost hopes and fears in the form of prayers to god.
Dear God is completely non-demoninational and the term god is used in the broadest sense – encompassing every religion’s concept of a higher power; be it a Christian god, a Muslim god or simply a fluid idea of universal energy.
In its first week, the site has sparked an organic revolution, with people all over the world embracing the opportunity to unburden themselves, to share their hopes and fears with others in an effort create hope, healing, inner peace and clarity.
From the poignant and the heart-wrenching to even the light-hearted and the humorous, the posts on dear god cover the gamut of human experience, providing a powerfully raw and honest insight into our world today.
It’s again something very polarising. Some people will find it risible, some people will love it. What is interesting is witnessing how the web is becoming more and more used as a way to find meaning and help (or hate!) one another. I guess it’s just the extension of Group hug and other confession websites.
It will be worth keeping an eye on it.