Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Hypersocialized Generation - Video

I just listened/watched this video by Albert Mohler about the hypersocialization of America in this generation.  It was so alarming and also raised many questions.  He mentions the NY Times report about how children (and now even adults who are following the younger generations example) are losing touch with reality, unable to communicate in person and multitasking to the point of mental decline.  They can't sit and be still anymore, quietness is scary to them they claim and they can't sit down and read a book even.  Dumb and dumber takes on a whole new meaning.

He also touches on the increasing risks involved with Facebook.  Some Christian ministers have set the rule - don't friend anyone that you've ever kissed.  But he questions, if we have to place such rules as that on ourselves then the risks outweigh the benefits involved.  What do we put on the line, even in our own families; spouses and children - when we hypersocialize?  Are we letting in our very demise?  Have we addicted our children to a life of not being able to be quiet and sit still or read a book, such as the Bible?

Does satan laugh at us as we decline in face-to-face social skills yet increase in temptations with online relationships?  Does satan laugh when he has your children addicted to were all they can do is sit at a computer or text all day and are scared of the silence of being disconnected?  Is all hell roaring in laughter as they see a society, sleep deprived, addicted to gadgets to the point they lose sight of reality?  Have we become the very joke of satan himself as we opened the door to let temptation in our homes, that were once sealed off from such?  

The more I read the psychological effects of this new media, the more I hear marriages being ruined by this social tool, the more I hear gossip increasing with this device.......the more I loathe it.  It's like the slimy serpent that has come to sneak its way in, only to destroy and divide.  I'm not alone, as I talked with others recently - they are loathing it more as well because of the destruction of its powers with marriages, friendships and our children's precious minds.  If your family for sale?  Hypersocialization comes with a price - are you willing to pay?

He ends with the challenge - how do we become connected AND stay faithful?  Some food for thought.

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6 comments:

candy ♥ said...

excellent post and so true!!
yes the devil is laughing.. he knows he only has a short time to cause strife in believers and their families and friends so he is on a mission.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for the comment Candy! ;-) We can only warn others, pray and keep our own selves and family unit safe by taking measures to seal off this from piping into our homes.

My husband was mentioned the other day to the argument of some that say if you have the internet then you are no better. He said that just isn't true. You can CONTROL what you do online and where you go but you can't control what your friends on social networks post, pictures they show and so forth - you just sit back and watch and read. My hubby doesn't even do email - I'm so thankful that he is a man of old fashioned values! I'm so thankful he has NO DESIRE to chat it up with other men's wives - I mean that is really rare these days! So thankful..... oh and he is thankful as much that I don't chat it up with men online!

Bev

candy ♥ said...

yep i totally agree..
my husband doesnt do social networks or emails either well except when he has to email for work but mostly he gets me to email for him haha

Christian Homekeeper said...

Oh ya, I forgot work email but that is encrypted lol. Not for personal use.

Bev

Amy said...

This post is so true. As a counselor, I have seen the effects of facebook on marriage. What's worse is that the husbands and wives do not think it is a problem. I have been able to counsel a wife and lead her husband into deleting his account, praise God, and now their marriage is looking better. I have been Facebook free myself for almost 3 weeks, and when I look back, I cannot believe what an addiction it was in my life.

Amy B.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Wow Amy that is awesome! Kudos to you! Also thanks for those facts on your counseling experience - I hope others realize this before its too late.

Bev

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