Christian Worldview: Effects of Technology on Religion and Interpersonal Relationships

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Christian Worldview: Effects of Technology On Religion and Interpersonal Relationships

GENE 100 xxxxxx Modern technology advancements have transformed the way individuals believe today. Information technology benefits the organizational structure, marketing, advertising and communication approaches that allow individuals to be successful but at what cost are these tools affecting our interpersonal relationships with each other and to God? Advances in phone calls, e-mail, text messaging, video conferencing and social media allow for a faster, more reliable way to communicate but personal interaction is now lacking. I believe societies ‘addiction’ to technology is a vast problem and it is hindering many aspects of our lives including Christian worldview. As technology continues to develop small business are growing, communication is instantaneous and medical advances have grown tremendously because of it. So how does technology relate to Christian worldview development? In every way! Families now sit at their dinner tables looking at electronic devices and individuals walk in the park looking at their phones hoping to avoid an intimate conversation. As people sit in public spaces text messaging, emailing, searching Facebook, technology is withdrawing understanding, closeness and consideration from those around them. Individuals with a Christian faith should be spreading the word of The Lord instead of conducting in these disengaging actions. According to a poll conducted by CNN, 75% of Americans call themselves Christians while in 1990 the figure was 86% ( 2009). What has changed? With the implementing of the Internet and religion operating together, pastors are able to post sermons on-line, congregations can meet with no worries of geographical location and individuals can study The Bible on their mobile devices from…...

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