Trinity Chapel Offers Giving Kiosk
Congregants at the Trinity Chapel in Atlanta, Georgia have a unique means of giving to the mission of their church; a handy giving kiosk. Insert your card, and press the right buttons - your gift to the church is accepted!
(Trinity Chapel giving kiosk)
I wasn't able to get any details from their website; they do appear to offer an impressive array of options for online engagement in their church mission.
SF great Roger Zelazny elegantly predicted the use of technology in religion, using Hinduism as the baseline. Keep in mind that this quote from Lord of Light (1965) predates ATMs and other similar devices:
It was a machine, gleaming and metallic, before which they moved.
A man inserted a coin into the mouth of a steel tiger. The machine began to purr. He pressed buttons cast in the likenesses of animals and demons. There came then a flashing of lights along the lengths of the Nagas, the two holy serpents who twisted about the transparent face of the machine.
The man drew down upon the lever that grew from the side of the machine cast in the likeness of the tail of a fish.
A holy blue light filled the interior of the machine; the serpents pulsed redly; and there, in the midst of the light and a soft music that had begun to play a prayer wheel swung into view and began spinning at a furious pace.
The man wore a beatific expression.
(Read more about Zelazny's pray-o-mat)
I'm not sure what happens when the giving kiosk is used, but I'll bet they could improve the experience...
From Trinity Chapel and Reddit.
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