Re: SOC: Washington Post on European Technophobia

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Mar 04 2001 - 15:55:05 MST wrote:

> In a recent sermon, the pope recalled the biblical admonition to "consider the
> lilies of the field . . . they toil not, neither do they spin."

I did consider the lilies. I never was much into the
spin scene, and I *want* to toil not, so that I have time to
idly consider lilies. More technology allows us to toil not.

> The contemporary lesson to draw from the lilies, he said, is, "In the era of
> technology, our life risks becoming always more anonymous

Or in the case of increasing transparency, the risks are
becoming far *less* anonymous. With the internet, any
risk to humans gets a hundred times the press it received
before, a thousand times.

> and . . . man becomes incapable of enjoying the beauties of the creator."

Or perhaps *more* capable of enjoying the beauties
of nature. Pope Schmope, he has it exactly backwards.

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