Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Seeking the Way

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,Life, the Universe, and Everything,PERL,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Snake which is mid-morning or 10:13 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a New Moon

I’m trying…

Okay, so I have some really bad Internet habits. It seems like I’m always on the ‘Net, one way or another. Well, I thought that rather than waste time pursuing the empty consumerism that popular media crams down our throats everywhere we turn, I’d try to find a couple of spiritual resources on the ‘Net. Stuff that could help me stay focused on living right and being closer to God and my family.
Well, I found a lot of hoakum. And, a lot of rabid conservitives that had really stifling views. But, I also found BeliefNet. Now, sure, there are some pretty conservative views here, but they’re not the only ones. And, even the conservative philosophies are presented in a gentle, welcoming way. There are numerous opportunities for interaction and they have plenty of chat and discussion features. Sign-up is free. And, you don’t even have to sign up to read the articles. I reccomend taking the Belief-O-Matic Quiz, which is quite interesting, despite its name. (For instance, it told me that I was much more in line with Jewish belief than Christian belief, which I find to be true.)
In any case, it was nice to see that the Internet has more than just advertisements for pornography, cheap medicine and “get rich quick” scams. I’ve been thinking about adding to the positive stuff myself with a PERL script that mails inspirations and meditations to folks. Anyone interested?

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