“The Internet is My Religion”

on Monday, Jul. 18th

Jim Gilliam grew up with two great passions: evangelical Christianity and computers. When both himself and his mother were diagnosed with cancer, Jim survived, but his mother didn’t. And then his cancer came back.

At the Personal Democracy Forum, Gilliam shares the story of how he lost his faith and found it again, in a whole new way: a faith in connectedness of humanity made possible through the Internet.

Gilliam’s is an incredible story, and he’s sharing via the website  “The Internet is My Religion“.

[via Kevin Kelly’s The Technium]

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