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churchThere really is absolutely no reason to ever leave your house. Ever.

The wonders of the internet allow you to do your grocery shopping, read the news, meet your soul mate, hold down a job, get your rocks off, and keep in touch with any friends you may have hung onto from the days when you used to go out into the real world: all without leaving the comfort of your own home. And now the moment you have all been waiting for is here! You can go to church online, too.

Of course, not everyone is impressed with the development.

“Online church is close enough to the real thing to be dangerous,” says Bob Hyatt, a pastor in Oregon. Not as dangerous as online casinos and all those pictures of naked ladies, presumably, but dangerous nonetheless. Critics believe virtual worship separates followers from a trinity of spiritual essentials found in brick and mortar churches: community, Communion and connection with Christ, reports CNN.

Or, it could just be that the church is not ready to deal with the competition the internet brings, and with which every other industry has been forced to contend

Online churches draw believers, critics – CNN.com
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