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  1. Duane Arnold says:

    “Flat screens simplify us, and they simplify us negatively, often reducing us to mere opinions and statements and positions. Flat screens do not, and cannot, deliver the fullness of personhood to each other. Flat screens do not communicate the fuller mystery of human interaction, human community for the common good. It’s a reason that many of us sense more political and social polarization in the past twenty months; we have been labelling each other simplistically. We have been unable to shake hands, to hug bodies, to sense the twinkles in eyes and the delights in smiles, to feel the intricate facial and body expressions when someone is speaking to us. We have been unable to taste and see, to smell and touch. Screens have been sadly simplifying us, dumbing us down.”

    Sam Candler

  2. Muff Potter says:

    A mixture of Orwell and Huxley, we might be closer than we think.

  3. Em Wegemer says:

    Muff, @ 8:54am…. Hmmmm. 🤔

  4. Michael says:


    Great quote…one which we should all be wrestling with.

  5. Duane Arnold says:


    Yes, and the Incarnation is not a matter of pixel resolution…

  6. Captain Kevin says:

    Duane, that’s so accurate. Unfortunately, even though most restrictions to personal interaction have lifted, there is much carry-over. I see people treating others in person the same way they’ve been treating them from the other side of a monitor.

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