Monday, November 27, 2006

God In My Pocket

I can see how people unknowingly fall into idolatry. Is it really their fault, especially if the idol can be described in the same manner as God:

He is always with me. Everywhere I go he is there: omnipresent. He is with my neighbors and my enemies, sinners and saints, lovers and haters. At anytime I can reach him, and at anytime I need to talk he is there. He sends me messages and even guides me on my way in life. If I am lost he corrects me. He knows where I am, and what I say to other people. I have whispered some of my darkest confessions to him at night.


One might assume I am talking about God, but I am not. Let us look at the same passage but a little differently.

It is always with me. Everywhere I go it is there: omnipresent. It is with my neighbors and my enemies, sinners and saints, lovers and haters. At anytime I can reach it, and at anytime I need to talk it is there. It sends me messages and even guides me on my way in life. If I am lost it corrects me. It knows where I am, and what I say to other people. I have whispered some of my darkest confessions to it at night.


What am I talking about? The almighty cell phone. A tool meant for convenience but now seem to be turing into nuisances -- ever wondered why Coffee Shops now have signs asking you not to talk on the cell while placing your order. Imagine if we people gave God half or even a third of that attention.

Why is it that the description of my cell phone is remarkably similar to the description of God? Are cell phones really the god in my pocket? Do I control it, or has it finally gained control over me?

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