Let me confess my most recent failure of faith. Cyber Monday. What could be more glorious than to be a part of the wondrous Worldwide Web Worship Service – the deals, dollars, and deities? We have so much sacred cyber support to be thankful for, especially this season. We can float on Mark’s Ark with no fear of not syncing – we’re always connected to wherever we last searched with ads flashing like guiding stars in the night sky. Forget your Facebook friends for a moment and focus on faith. The Google God is there to lead us to product reviews, information, and insight – the Gospel. The Almighty Amazon literally holds the promise and fulfillment of our dreams. For Prime Evangelicals, there is a two-day fulfillment guarantee. Apple and Microsoft are purely majestic in their missions to create more and better, even when we lack the knowledge of our needs. Talk about deals and deities, we are not only uplifted but updated! It’s a two for one!
Before I continue, I found this info on TechTarget.com. “The word ‘cyberspace’ is credited to William Gibson, who used it in his book, Neuromancer, written in 1984. Gibson defines cyberspace as ‘a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphical representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the non-space of the mind, clusters, and constellations of data.”
TechTarget.com continues with this explanation, “Unlike most computer terms, ‘cyberspace’ does not have a standard, objective definition. Instead, it is used to describe the virtual world of computers. For example, an object in cyberspace refers to a block of data floating around a computer system or network. With the advent of the Internet, cyberspace now extends to the global network of computers.”
This brings me back to my remorse, not from purchasing, but for not purchasing. The sadness I felt was looping in my thoughts the next morning. Why did I not tithe and worship with the others? I went online and looked at items, I was merely weak in my commitment. At times, we test ourselves and our questions can help us find solace. I even wondered if there is a Cyber Self, but that's another topic all together. The day after Cyber Monday, the 5th day of the Cyberspace Advent Calendar, I went online again in hopes of reestablishing my faith. I found forgiveness and Cyber Solace – I discovered Cyber Days, Cyber Deals All Week Long, Cyber Events. The deals and deities were still there. It was the faith in dollars that I had lacked but now could restore. I can tithe at this sacred time and be at one with my Purpose to Purchase, and connected with All in Holy Hallucination. Amen.
The Search is always on, and I trust the Solace is, too. Join me.
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