A sampling from media accounts that reference Ithaca College or quote members of the college community.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Rachel Wagner, assistant professor of philosophy and religion
Can religion genuinely exist online? That was the question posed to Wagner by Voice of America. Wagner says that the online experience gives people a “taste of infinity.” “There’s so many possibilities that come up we cannot possibly process them all,” she said. “Almost anything we would want to learn something about, we can learn in a moment’s notice. Almost anyone we would like to be, to project ourselves as or imagine ourselves as, those things are possible online. Almost any kind of power that we might wish that we had, we can temporarily experience that online. And that mimics a lot of the desire that is part of religious history throughout time. The virtual represents for us a dream of what is possible, and that is part of its attraction.”
Outlet: Voice of America
Publication Date: June 9, 2011
Headline: “Finding God Online”
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