I think it makes accessing ridiculous counter-arguments to religion easier to find.
I’m sure that’s how we used to get talking about eating shellfish whenever the gay “marriage” issue came up. :rolleyes: Not because people are thinking, but because they used a search engine. :ouch:
Before the internet, if someone wanted to find out information about non-Catholic or especially non-Christian religions, they would’ve in most cases needed to find a bookstore or library. And really, how many people were doing that!?
The problem is that if a person doesn’t do their homework, and a lot of people clearly do not, they are easier prey for linear, unfounded arguments.
Oh, and that’s the other thing too. If you’re looking for the good stuff on-line, a lot of times it’s under lock and key known as subscription.
This place, of course, is an exception.
The other issue I’ve noticed growing up with the internet: the older, more traditional types have tended to be slower in developing a web presence.
Look at facebook and myspace, both founded by guys who were under 30. And youtube? The Smosh channel and JamesNintendoNerd had attention and views that major networks would’ve died for, figuratively speaking.
With so much younger folks who still may not have figured out themselves who they are and are influenced by more or less anti-establishment institutions, and the criminal element being steps ahead of the more traditional means as usual :rolleyes:,should it really be that big of a surprise?
I mean, I probably could’ve told you that years ago! A guy I knew even used an on-line quiz to confirm his choice of religion!