Saving souls in the virtual world? Jesuits say why not

Saving souls in the virtual world? Jesuits say why not

Agence France-Presse
Last updated 11:47pm (Mla time) 07/26/2007
ROME–Souls in the Second Life virtual Internet world may need saving too, an influential Jesuit magazine says.

An article set to appear in Civilta Cattolica’s August 4-18 edition talks of the popular virtual reality site as a potential place to provide spiritual needs.

“Essentially, the digital world can also be considered a ‘mission world’,” the magazine said.

“If there are people who express themselves through Second Life metaphors, and some of them also express needs of a spiritual order, then maybe we should not ignore the possibility of responding to that demand.”

Second Life allows players to create animated proxies — called avatars — that live in a 3-D virtual world.

The article asked whether “it is possible that the avatars also live with a form of collective prayer?”

“Naturally yes, and that is happening already,” it says.

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