Religion: The Internet

Jim Gilliam, cofounder of Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films, gave this inspiring talk at the Personal Democracy Forum in 2011. It has been called “the best video on the internet.”

Gilliam was raised a Christian fundamentalist. At a young age, he was introduced to computers and soon characterized his life by going to school, going to church and going online. For Gilliam, the internet provided a platform where he was judged by his brain, not discounted by his age.

In his speech, Gilliam recounts his story of struggling with cancer, being denied treatment and turning to the internet for help. According to Gilliam, God is what happens when humanity is connected. The internet proved to be the connection Gilliam needed.

“I have faith in people, I believe in God and the internet is my religion.” -Jim Gilliam

Just watch it.


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