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Mar. 29th, 2010 @ 05:49 pm churches of the future
can you imagine our churches looking like this?
well a few cities here in the US are designing futuristic churches like this, one in los angeles and one in Boston, wondering what you guys think of this, is it something we need, or is this going overboard?


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From:caelum
Date:March 30th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
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Frankly, a house of worship is a house of worship, be it a replica of the Starship Enterprise or not. Whether or not the futuristic design is "needed", I don't care one way or another. What matters is that people have a place to congregate and worship.

Maybe it's not so much "need" as just the natural progression of architectural style. The slick, modern streamlined look is in right now (and not just for churches), just as hideous geometric-pattern linoleum was in style forty years ago. Church buildings we may consider quaint and traditional today used to be the new avant-garde.

My personal opinion of the picture above? I like it. It's airy, open, bright, possibly has great acoustics amphitheater-style (depending on how the rest of the room is constructed) and the design is pleasing without being distracting.
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From:pers
Date:March 30th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
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Well put. A very good point you make about the relativity of modernity.

I teach theology and I tell my students that churches are much like homes. They are each different in terms of style but the purpose is the same. When you go to a new friend's house, you know you can expect to find a bathroom and a kitchen and a bedroom and you know what occurs in each of those spaces. So long as all the 'rooms' are there and the purpose is clear, the particular style or decor is usually unimportant.
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From:curlyjo1
Date:March 30th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
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The design of the room itself is rather similar to the church I go to. I'm not terribly fond of the style of the font and altar, but that's just personal style.
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From:caelum
Date:March 30th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
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...also, not a single link or button on that website you linked to works. Methinks you might be a spambot, also taking into account that this post has nothing to do with childfree Christians, only Christians in general.