Geek Saints

No Western church is complete without a stained glass representation of its major saints. Apparently, there are some modern day worshippers at the Cult of Geek Notoriety who agree.

Behold, Saint Linus, Saint Steve and Saint Bill.


(tefjr77's photos)

Be sure to note the BalmerCherub serving Bill Gates.

A unique view of science and worship can be found in Neal Stephenson's recent novel Anathem. In the story, "avouts" are scientifically-inclined men and women who voluntarily accept a life of monastic contemplation of scientific truths. They also have "maths" or cloistered villages and a vast cathedral called a "mynster":

In a sense the clock was the entire Mynster, and its basement. When most people spoke of "the clock," though, they meant its four dials which were mounted high on the walls of the Praesidium - the Mynster's central tower...

The chancel, the heart of the Mynster, had an octagonal floor plan (as theors were more apt to put it, it had the symmetry group of the eight roots of unity). Its eight walls were dense traceries, some of stone, others of carved wood...

Today's liturgy was something to do with developments in finite group theorics that had taken place about thirteen hundred years ago...

Via iPhone Savior.

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