Yeah,well my postman brings me bills,don't know what the rest of your post is supposed to mean.I am over 50 and remember life before the internet,the internet is a useful tool,if one is too stupid to use it wisely oh well.
Strat wrote: The real world is out there waiting for us ..when the lights go out and all the plugs are pulled.
Don't we as Christians already live in the real world or have we become so besotted with the internet that sitting on our comfy seat in the comfort of our own little sanctuary is now so preferable that it has become the norm and our own little 'Christian' world? All safe and cosy except when others disagree and we must beat up the keyboard as our only form of protest.
Believers prior to the world wide web seemed to manage and all of us over 50 can still remember those days when waiting upon God included waiting for the postman bringing the good news!
Maybe we need to stop relying so much on downloading and using technology to read the Bible ? A library of real books and a good old battered KJV will do us all good if those plugs are pulled. A few candles for when the lights go out....Plenty of light then!
Even Jim should get a real bible instead of that NASB app on his phone just in case Fasted growing Bible
The internet will be taken away after it has accomplished it's goals,people forget the incredibly complex and fragile systems that make the internet possible and most of modern life possible,these systems are increasingly under government control and with the flip of a switch its no more internet...we have fooled ourselves into thinking the fantasy world created by the flow of electrons is real.
The real world is out there waiting for us with its harsh and brutal realities,waiting for when the lights go out and all the plugs are pulled.
The internet has made the world smaller than ever before. Anyone can go anywhere in an instant and immerse themselves in the various cultures, travel through space, or have every curiosity answered without leaving their home. The internet is also our doom, being a double edged sword, and has paved the way for new forms of corruption, recipes to incite and organize violence, build weapons to destroy, and the list goes on. The world is at our finger tips but every dark and vile thing that it has to offer is now also available to anyone from the comfort of their own home and sexual deviation, crimes, etc, are at all time highs. The kids now have access to things that nobody should ever see in a lifetime. Terrible, disgusting things that tempt, enable deviations, and turn something between a man and a woman into something that just doesn't cut it anymore...they need more.
Parents refuse to say no to WiFi. Christian mom's are even known to give their iPhones to their children. How else do children have constant access to pornography? Christian parents are aiding and abetting their covenant children to access the world's mother lode of extreme porn.
Moral decline is endemic in modern society and even the majority of churches support the decline. As for politicians and bureaucrats they wouldn't know the difference between a moral standard and a dung heap. And they are the idiots people keep voting into power. So pornography for children is to be expected in western societies because the adults are completely ignorant of decent behaviour and propriety today.