- texting addicted children and adults who, fixated on their devices, routinely ignore living breathing people around them, often with devastating consequences;
- a loss of courtesy in public places because the same technology addicts have become enslaved to the illusion of intimacy promised by so-called social media;
- an aggressive entitlement to material advantage that reduces man to his instinctual urges and blinds man to the suffering of others.
How many times have you witnessed a couple at an adjacent table using their smartphones? When they stop talking on their phones, they stammer for a minute or so to share their phone conversations, then they retreat into an awkward silence, and then they start texting to relieve the awkwardness. For all their tech-savviness, they are equally emotionally stunted and socially illiterate.
Every few years, new ways are invented to sanitize relationships of authentic emotional and spiritual intimacy.
Except to perverts and con artists who use social media to trap unsuspecting victims, the risks to which social media apps expose users is barely appreciated by said users. The internet is massively populated with people who have had their lives destroyed by their own hand or another's because they have been blinded to the reality of the misuse of the power of the internet.
Si vis pacem, para bellum. If you want peace, prepare for war.
The recovery from the stank created by the sexual revolution will likely take the Church centuries to repair. Only the Church—the Body of Christ—can lead people to salvation. Only the Church provides a healthy alternative to the pseudo-intimacy and despair offered by the world. Only the Church founded by Jesus Christ can lead people away from the tyranny of sin to the hope of salvation in Christ.