Religion and technology may sound to be poles apart, but that is basically not the case. The continuous development of scientific inventions like the internet and smartphones had opened up a gateway for the virtual congregation of sorts. The religious belief now has a greater channel of being heard and spread out to the extent that even those who claim to be very busy can worship and attend to some religious ideas. Religion depends on the interpretation of an individual.
It may vary at some point yet it would still fall on faith and internal belief. That is when technology becomes the most accessible medium in promoting religious inclinations.
Common scenarios in religious sects are technological advancement which ranges from musical instruments, homily projection, and sharing of bible verses. Here is a shortlist of how technology is promoting religious strength:
Combine electrical instruments you can find inside a church or a religious house and you can tell how much convenience and comfort you get to experience, unlike back then when people kneel on battered and stony grounds, bathe in sweat and a leader has to shout out loud to be heard.
Traditional congregations involve actual and personal conversation before you can see growth in it.
Now that the printing press turns out as a trend, you get to see leaflets and booklets distributed around the streets which basically attempts to increase the number of a certain congregation.
Each religious ministry goes after saving more souls. This is the reason why as much as possible, the religious discussion goes around ideas as to which religion will be saved during the final judgment, why that religion will be saved and you can see this even in TV adverts.
Religion is no longer confined inside the corners of a religious congregation. It is now expanded online to the extent that there are believers of the same sect that goes as far as the remote areas where religious leaders even fail to reach or haven’t personally stepped onto yet.
When it comes to the common belief that life once taken out of the body, happens to proceed to either heaven or hell, virtual animation has one thing in common. Those who do good will definitely go to heaven while those who are bad will go to hell.
From the traditional praises directed towards the sun, stones, and anything of material perspective, religion has grown to be centered in churches, ministries, religious groups, organized sects, and faith communities. The main idea of it all is that technology increased and tightened religious groups. This is how technology ultimately impacted religious beliefs.