If I were coming to these kind of stories with no preconceptions, I might reach for polytheism or pantheism to explain the variety and diversity of what reaches through the veil.
I can make the Friedkin and Verhoeven experiences fit with Christian doctrine; Ehrenreich’s aren’t perhaps as distant as she imagines.
But Ayer’s weird red light and the ghost of Peter Kaplan?
There has been quite a bit written about virtual reality and children, but the analysis has focused on the risk that viewing VR content could have on eyesight.
The majority of VR headset manufacturers are setting age limits for users.
As a strictly intellectual matter, I am very confident that God exists.
In dark times, though — and this has been a dark year in many ways — I wonder if the Absolute relates to us in the way that my church teaches, if he will really wipe away every tear and make all things that we love new.
Oculus Rift and Samsung’s Gear VR headsets have a 13 age requirement.
HTC, while not setting an age limit, warns against letting young children use the Vive.
William Friedkin, the director of “The Exorcist,” had never seen an exorcism when he made his famous film.
A professed agnostic, he decided recently to “complete the circle” and spent some time shadowing the Vatican exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, just before Amorth’s passing at the age of 91.