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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Opus 2013-395: Discernment Watch: New Is Not Always Better

It seems that apps and pads are part of the dumbing down processes.

The first article I saw referenced on Drudge yesterday had to do with the danger that electronic devices provide to children.  You can read it yourself if you have young children or are thinking of a gift to someone who has young children.  It discusses the pros and cons of toddlers being introduced to touch screen technology.  It discusses the dangers as well as the promises.

The concern that kept coming up was that the touch screens put them out of contact with real people.  It focused on how the devices limited the interaction with adults, which is an important part of education.  Historically, a major part of a child’s education came from the conversations they joined or listened to with adults.  The concept of being locked in a room with 30 other kids the same age, kept physically inactive and fed one subject at a time is the product of modern assembly line education, not our traditional culture.  This concern kept coming up in the article. 

One of the real problems with the new technology is that same problem that TV presented:  It becomes a baby sitter that allows parents to opt out of raising their children.

Read the article.  You might want to ask yourself, “Do I want my children to turn out like George Washington who had almost no formal education or the current heart throb of young teens who was raised on TV and cell phones?”

Shop accordingly.

homo unius libri

2 comments:

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    1. The article was still linked on Drudge so it must have some legs.

      Grace and peace.

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