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Your Gods and Online Shrines
« on: January 14, 2014, 06:17:53 pm »
I was wondering how your gods felt about online shrines.
Hence the title.

Example: Ares was actually pretty excited about the shrine I put up for him.
Cernunnos however was not. :whis:

Do you think that the way your gods feel about the online shrines is directly connected to the things they're said to influence?
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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 10:49:08 pm »
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I was wondering how your gods felt about online shrines.
Hence the title.

Example: Ares was actually pretty excited about the shrine I put up for him.
Cernunnos however was not. :whis:

Do you think that the way your gods feel about the online shrines is directly connected to the things they're said to influence?

 
I've actually never thought of online shrines. I don't worship any one God/Patron specifically so I can't really help you.. Sorry. But this is an interesting notion. It might be good for people that don't have any personal space to put a physical shrine.

Can I ask how you went about putting up this online shrine?

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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 12:40:28 am »
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Do you think that the way your gods feel about the online shrines is directly connected to the things they're said to influence?

 
I think so! I think its kind of like how nature spirits prefer their shrines outside to inside and how house spirits prefer the opposite. They like what they work with. And their certainly is a ton of wars on the internet.

Although I don't work with any gods right now (too young and inexperienced) I do work with a spirit, and Augustus like the idea, but mostly because its more attention (which I don't pay him nearly enough of) rather than it being on the internet. In fact he thinks the internet is a waste of time. He was alive during the revolutionary war XD.

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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 01:11:59 am »
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I've actually never thought of online shrines. I don't worship any one God/Patron specifically so I can't really help you.. Sorry. But this is an interesting notion. It might be good for people that don't have any personal space to put a physical shrine.

Can I ask how you went about putting up this online shrine?


I just went to nshrine.com and put it up there. You don't have to pay to put one up, and it's actually kinda interesting. Of course, that gets the Pokemon shrines and such too, but you can't really help that. :whis:
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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 03:55:19 am »
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I just went to nshrine.com and put it up there. You don't have to pay to put one up, and it's actually kinda interesting. Of course, that gets the Pokemon shrines and such too, but you can't really help that. :whis:

 
I think that perhaps a God's reaction to a virtual shrine would depend in part on how much attention is paid to it. If you set up a tiny shrine in your house (and even a small shelf with a single candle can be a shrine) then you will be walking by and seeing it every day, interacting with it, and thinking about that God whenever you see it.

On the other hand, it would be very easy to set a a fabulous virtual shrine, and never think about it or look at it again. Next thing you know, the God says sod this and buggers off to where someone will give him some attention.

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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 05:40:54 am »
Quote from: HarpingHawke;136305
I was wondering how your gods felt about online shrines.
Hence the title.

Example: Ares was actually pretty excited about the shrine I put up for him.
Cernunnos however was not. :whis:

Do you think that the way your gods feel about the online shrines is directly connected to the things they're said to influence?


I have online shrines for some of my gods, but they're more ... extensions of the physical shrines I keep. Particularly since Sobek has so few devotees, I don't think He minds having a virtual shrine for others to visit and leave prayers at.

The Titan Muses who hang around also have a virtual shrine, and They were rather keen to have one. It gives them a place from where They can reach out to everyone. They're not as well known as the Olympian Muses, so having a virtual shrine for Them is a good idea. I think They also just love the Internet, but that's probably a piece of UPG for me.

That said, I wouldn't go ahead and make shrines for every god I worship, though. I think it suits some gods more than others.
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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 05:48:56 am »
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I was wondering how your gods felt about online shrines.


I think They feel I could update the friggin' things more often. :whis:

I have Wordpress devotional blogshrines set up. Thought about doing the nshrine thing, but decided against it for reasons I can no longer remember. I'm supposed to update them on a weekly basis but...I really don't. Trying to get better at it. Slowly.  

Quote from: HarpingHawke;136305
Do you think that the way your gods feel about the online shrines is directly connected to the things they're said to influence?

 
My gods are a pretty practical bunch. They believe in using the tools one has at hand. I don't have a lot of space for physical shrines, but I do have webspace, and the ability to set up blogs. So.
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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 03:27:06 pm »
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I think They feel I could update the friggin' things more often. :whis:

I have Wordpress devotional blogshrines set up. Thought about doing the nshrine thing, but decided against it for reasons I can no longer remember. I'm supposed to update them on a weekly basis but...I really don't. Trying to get better at it. Slowly.  


 
My gods are a pretty practical bunch. They believe in using the tools one has at hand. I don't have a lot of space for physical shrines, but I do have webspace, and the ability to set up blogs. So.

 
I have several Nshrine shrines, and have never gotten any negative feedback from deity about it......

Though yeah they would probably like it I paid more attention to said shrines
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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 04:09:44 pm »
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I was wondering how your gods felt about online shrines.
Hence the title.

Example: Ares was actually pretty excited about the shrine I put up for him.
Cernunnos however was not. :whis:

Do you think that the way your gods feel about the online shrines is directly connected to the things they're said to influence?

 
Mara was pretty pleased with the one I have up, though she pokes me to keep it updated relatively often. I can't imagine a busier god like Odin would be as pleased just because they already have plenty out there, but YMMV of course.
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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 04:11:08 pm »
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And their certainly is a ton of wars on the internet.

 
I'm trying to decide now whether Ares or Athena would be a better deity for call on while engaging in internet debate. I suppose it would depend on your relationship with them or the kind of internet debate you're engaging in.
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 04:34:04 pm »
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I'm trying to decide now whether Ares or Athena would be a better deity for call on while engaging in internet debate. I suppose it would depend on your relationship with them or the kind of internet debate you're engaging in.

 
Do you they would even care about human debates really? Or do you think they find them petty and pointless?

For the record I am asking because it is something I wonder about - not saying you would be wrong in doing so.
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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 04:59:46 pm »
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I was wondering how your gods felt about online shrines.
Hence the title.

Do you think that the way your gods feel about the online shrines is directly connected to the things they're said to influence?


It's a communication device.  Aset wants me to put up information about Her on my website since it allows people to find Her.  It is a place for devotees to express their devotion.  

I'm not sure how She feels about computers themselves though.  And She does not like wasting time on the internet.  Something I need to work on.
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 05:49:06 pm »
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Do you they would even care about human debates really? Or do you think they find them petty and pointless?

For the record I am asking because it is something I wonder about - not saying you would be wrong in doing so.

If deities are going out of their way to have relationships with humans, I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume someone, somewhere, cares about what gets out blood pressure up. Just saying.
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2014, 05:52:17 pm »
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I'm trying to decide now whether Ares or Athena would be a better deity for call on while engaging in internet debate. I suppose it would depend on your relationship with them or the kind of internet debate you're engaging in.

Either. If I were Hellenic I might pray to Athena for wisdom and out maneuvering the other person and to Ares for the courage to not back down and to stay strong in the face of violent ignorance. Athena especially for social justice debates, both of them for marking out boundaries.
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Re: Your Gods and Online Shrines
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2014, 10:28:36 pm »
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And She does not like wasting time on the internet.

 
Sounds like Augustus. One of these days I should try listening. I certainly would be a more productive person.
but then and again, I'm on the internet right now so...

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