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Friday, July 18, 2008

Is there really such a thing as a necessary evil?

Having further restrained myself from actually setting my laptop on fire, my technical issues have been problematic.

I am ceasing the moment to post while the planet are aligned properly and the gremlins hiding under my living room sofa are sleeping and all is well with my computer (for the millisecond).

I was considering the term necessary evil the other day and I can find no better example than our reliance on technology. While our computer, cell phones, PDA’s, pocket PC’s and Blackberries all are wonderful tools, they also have the ability to suck the very life out of your day if they are not working properly.

While being able to access the internet brings wonderful blog’s and new insight into how God is working it also is the doorway to the vilest filth imaginable.

It’s about balance and harmony. It is about keeping things in perspective. When I feel like the world is out to get me simple because my laptop freezes at an inopportune moment then quite possible I have lost that perspective and balance.

I have to actually stop and think exactly when was the last time I took my pen out and wrote a check and placed it in a sealed envelope to pay my power bill. Well I simply can not remember.

Somehow I do not think the water company is really going to care that my internet access has been interrupted due to the evil beasties that have invade my laptop.

In this instant society I find that if we/me can not access the information we/I want or need (or rather what I think I need) within in a moments notice on the internet then we/I begin to feel frustrated.

I am so conditioned to doing everything online that the concept of actually writing a check seems like a step back into the dark ages.

Is there really such a thing as a necessary evil?


skoots1mom said...

my little bit of detective work brought me upon a book, AN UNNECESSARY EVIL, which speaks to government attitudes and reflections...hate 'em but have to have 'em kind of stuff....

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Ya know, I still have to write a check for my water bill. I think it's the only one though and church of course.
If unnecessary evil is unnecessary then no it isn't necessary.

Oh, that wasn't the question. You asked "is there".

It's late I tell ya. This contraption should be in sleep mode along with me. :-)

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