The Internet, as a new medium, has quickly led to a change in patterns of discourse genres. Contemporary research in this field mainly concerns the description and the assessment of the implementation of linguistic and communication phenomena, with the determination of their aspects. Such a descriptive-prescriptive research method is recommended by media linguistics (cf. 29: 2014a), as it enables to notice the state and degree of transformation of each variety representatives, and in the future it may be used as a comparative material in linguistic and cultural studies.
The article analyses religion of a modern person, considering the role of the Internet and virtual reality in the information society. Modern society is an open information society in which the main role in economic, political and cultural development is information. There can be distinguished the following features of Information Society: fast growing of electronic information resources, free dissemination of information and free access to it.