Volume 1 | Issue 3 | 2013

Abstract

 

The religious reality of the 21st century has changed greatly due to internet invasion in our lives. Nowadays, receiving information and stimuli associated with religious element is not taking place only in parish, school and family. It is also taking place in entertainment venues, in street, in workplace and certainly in 'cyberspace', breaking geographical limits and restrictions. But unfortunately there is a legal gap regarding the existence of an institutional framework for the protection of internet users. Social media are inundated with information and web applications of religious content which are not controlled by any authorities (legal or religious). Sometimes this religious information is used as "advertising" trying to attract new loyal-clients and creating tensions and conflicts. This paper presents an outline of the new web religious reality as formulated in conjunction with the lack of an institutional and legal framework along with problems and conflicts that emerge in cyberspace.

 

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