See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mounting evidence of Internet bondage...



A nation of twits - as in Twitter.
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Almost daily it seems I come across articles concerning America's addiction to online networks - cell phones, laptops, blackberrys and so on. We have definitely become a turned on culture - forget the drugs - although people still like that stuff too.
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"According to a 2005 survey, most Americans—including children—spend at least nine hours a day watching TV, surfing the web, or talking on their cell phones. Of those hours, one-third of the time is spent using two or more of those media at once.
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While technology has many worthwhile purposes, it demands a high price from us. Studies have shown that our increasing media dependency is crippling our attention spans, wounding our ability to create meaningful relationships, and generating a false expectation that we should be able to be contacted at every hour of the day.
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But getting away from technology is easier said than done. Many of us couldn’t do our jobs if it weren’t for computers, cell phones, and PDAs. But here’s the problem—when we leave work, technology is following close behind us in a constant stream of text messages, Facebook posts, and emails. We’ve become addicts to the god of information." Source
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Terry will be offline most of the day. Him going to adoration, God willing...
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Unless I bring the laptop along and post my prayers... What if people prayed online, would that be bad?

4 comments:

  1. Use your webcam. We can have i-Adoration.

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  2. Terry - seems like that period of not having your laptop for several days gave you the opportunity to meditate on this topic.

    Email (mostly for work) and blogging (just for fun) are enough for me. I know my temperment enough to know that FB and Twitter would be bad for me.

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  3. Larry - so true - and then today at adoration I came across something from the Imitation I'll probably post.

    You seem to handle yourself well online.

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  4. Thanks - and don't be afraid to call me out when I'm not! "Instructing the ignorant" works well with me! ha ha

    "Imitation of Christ" - one of my favs, esp Ch 12, Bk 2

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