In the narrow, mountainous peninsula known as Mount Athos, projecting itself into Aegean sea, a devastating new disease has taken over the orthodox christian monks who inhabit it. Traditionally a place of tranquillity and peace to isolate ones self from modern life to commune with Nature and the Divine has been destroyed by the likes of social media and the introduction of the ‘Selfie Stick’.
Monks now fight for likes on Facebook, posting about their ‘Dope pilgrimages’ and ranting about how taking a literal interpretation of the bible is ‘too mainstream’. The life long quest to find god delayed to find the perfect selfie liking for an Instagram photo. Religion is evolving to even the most isolated of places and It is fair to say that ‘love thy neighbour’ has been replaced by a new saying, “Your not spiritual if you don’t post it on Facebook”.