"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

This is your virtual life...



I watched the Frontline documentary "Digital Nation" last night.  If you spend a lot of time online, you should watch it.

I think I spend way too much time online.  I noticed it yesterday when I couldn't make a decision on what I should do next: Check email?  Check news portals for another post?  Clean the house?  Work in the yard?  Paint?  Read?  Take a nap?  Go online?  Oh wait, I was online.

Too much information.  Information overload.  Reading stuff.  Writing stuff.  Writing opinions or news other people have already written.  Re-writing things I already wrote.  Desperately trying to be funny by making fun of someone I disagree with, in order to get affirmation or praise for my: a) humor b) orthodoxy c) stats d) all of the above c) none of the above.

How can you believe when you accept praise from one another? [John 5:44]

5 comments:

  1. Holy carp - you didn't tell me it was an hour and a half long. Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

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    1. The first half hour of Digital Nation was the best.

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  2. Okay - you can watch the segments you want to see. So right now I'm listening to the second segment about the brain (which, I might add, I know all about since Harold and I have studied brain development extensively.) And what am I doing? Listening while leaving you a comment.

    I need an intervention...

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    1. haha! Say hello to Harold.

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