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The Pope is right – we´ve
lost the ability to slow
down and think

Telegraph [UK], by Harry Mount

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/26/2012 6:16:48 AM

In his Christmas message, the Pope said, “The faster we can move, the more efficient our time-saving appliances become, the less time we have." How we rush to fill our days with those time-saving appliances that soon become mere time-filling devices. Mobile phones, iPads, Facebook, tweeting--all, at their best, are staggeringly efficient things that produce extraordinary advances in our working lives.[Snip] Those same marvellous things then come along and devour our spare hours, destroying our capacity for spiritualism, for reading long books and for just thinking. We shouldn´t really blame the devices themselves, more our capacity for being waylaid

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Amen to that. Add that opinion to the election stew and you can see where it played a significant part.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Opsimath, 12/26/2012 9:01:50 AM     (No. 9083937)

I agree with the Pope; and believe so because there is no "Day of Rest" any more. There is no sacred day in which we worship, rest, express gratitude to God and our family, submit the coming week to the Lord for His guidance, leading, and blessing. Nope, it´s just 24/7 flying by the seat of our pants at a dizzying pace without a moment of calm for either spirit, soul, or body. It´s an unsustainable approach to life.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/26/2012 9:54:54 AM     (No. 9084009)

This sounds like worry about a problem that does not exist.

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