According to a recent article in Time Magazine, YouTube is fast becoming a hotspot for transporting religious information into the Global market. It is being used by diverse sectors of religion, including pastors, rabbis, pious laypeople and Roman Catholics, to celebrate and explain their beliefs. The online climate allows increased exposure of values and beliefs which may otherwise fall below the radar of the majority. As religious values in many societies are waning, this new form of ‘advertising’ could revolutionize religion, putting it back on the map.
The video above is part of a 1971 television program, featuring Alan Watts, who popularised Asian philosophies for a Western audience. The video was posted by Alan’s son Mark. It appears courtesy of alanwatts.com.
Teaching & Learning Guide for: The Social Ethic of Religiously Unaffiliated Spirituality
By Siobhan Chandler, Wilfrid Laurier University
Religion Compass, March 2008