Religion does not always flout the technology to spoil the mentality of the people and taking them in the wrong ways. It also appreciates the wonders of science like technology.
The Christian religion also has a book to praise and promote the technology for the people called ‘The Gutenberg Bible’. In the 20th century, the modes of worship have changed with the emerging technology.
The sermons can be heard sitting anywhere from the radio and for hearing the sermon you need not visit the church every time. Television took the concept of technology in worship more ahead.
It showed the shows and movies of gods and spreading the goodness of religion amongst the people. The television also bought us the famous evangelist of the television world namely Jimmy Swaggart, Jerry Falwell, Oral Roberts, Jim Faye Bakker, Tammy Faye Bakker, and many more.
The famous evangelist of all Billy Graham earned fame by understanding the concept of mass communication technology. Firstly he focused on the microphone which helped a lot in the public addressing by the evangelists.
The sound could be perfectly heard without echo or reverberation by thousandths of people sitting in the vast baseball stadiums or other large spaces.
The other advantage was that microphone was cheap and affordable by most people. It became very vital for the speeches in the large gatherings to amplify sound to be heard by all people.
Billy made great use of the microphones in his roadshows called the Billy Graham Crusades which bought millions of people to listen to the message of Christ.
He was later granted permission to broadcast his sayings on the television which could benefit people to listen from their house. This laid the way for religion and spirituality to step in the houses of people through the television.
In the past years, the internet has significantly changed the spread of religion as it has affected the other trending things in the world. The internet has made it easier for spiritual teachers.
They do not have to wait for the permission of TV broadcast for their show. They can start promoting themselves through their videos on YouTube. They can have a spiritual channel of theirs where the people can watch them any time they want.
The spiritual teachers who have started doing this are Teal Swan, Matt Kahn, Adyashanti, and Eckhart Tolle. The people from a far distance can find a way to communicate with the spiritual teachers and gurus through social media platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp.
They can contact them through their websites, get their address from the web. The other advantage is that whenever there is any public gathering for the spiritual teacher or a session is being planned and held. The people can be informed through the messages on Whatsapp and Facebook.
A lot of interested people can join the session by seeing the messages. The bad side of the technology in the spirituality is that the previous gurus of the older times were traditional seekers they learned from their research and their gurus.
The spiritual gurus of modern times are not the ones from great knowledge passed from the gurus they can read about religion and spirituality from the wide content on the internet.
They can tell us what they learned from the net. The modern gurus are dominant and the real knowledge seems missing in the technology-aided world.