posted on Jun, 5 2009 @ 05:43 AM
I respect the Bible, and the words within the Bible, however I am only concerned with God's main commandments, such as the 10 commandments
As far as I know, having and using technology is not a sin.
People will probably mention "the tree of knowledge", and how it relates to technology, however, they are misquoting the Bible. It is the "tree of
knowledge of good and evil". As far as I know, knowledge of technology can exist independent of knowledge of good or evil.
A new born child has no knowledge of good or evil, so the child's default intentions are based on what hurts or feels good. Every time the child is
witness to evil things such as cheating, stealing, and greed, the child is being fed fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Television and
movies that display evil plots such as killing, and or other actions which harm others for gain, are subconsciously implanting knowledge of good and
evil into the child.
I believe the discipline of "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil", is a form of control over the spread of the knowledge of good and evil. If
this discipline was practiced by every single person (mainly adults), than the new generation of children being born wouldn't understand the pros and
cons of acts of evil. It would then reverse the butterfly effect of Eve "eating the apple", and evil will become extinct. If someone of that
generation was asked "What is stealing?", they would reply "I don't know".
In that pure world without evil, or knowledge of it, technology would not be as dangerous as it is, and also, money wouldn't be as dangerous as it
is, because nobody would think about using it in evil ways.
Money is a necessity in this world, believe it or not. Money basically cures the problems created by high population. It is completely natural for a
family to do work to support their family, such as farming, mining for building materials, hunting, etc. however in high population areas, and even in
small families, not everyone has time, energy, or space to take care of every single task that needs to be done. That is where "trade" comes into
play. People will trade work for work, "hey I'll trade you 2 hours of my farming, for 2 hours of your hunting". Money is like the universal way of
trading different types of work, and different types of value. Being rich is not a bad thing, nor will it stop you from getting into Heaven, it just
means you have either done a lot of work, or your work gained value, and you have an abundance of the ability to trade.
Without the knowledge of good and evil, money is just a form of cooperation, and people working together, to support their daily needs.
With the knowledge of good and evil, money can be used as a weapon, it could make or break people, control people, and if you have an abundance of it
(rich) you are essentially wasting valuable work/value that others could benefit from, and you are disrupting the ability of others to trade by
temporary taking work/value out of the loop. Also, being wealthy has the ability to teach you more about good and evil, if you already have a bit of
the knowledge to begin with.
In the end, it all comes down to the person(s) actions. Neither technology, nor money, is evil. It is all in the mind, and is only evil when the
person who has it is evil.
If you are a true follower of Christ, you would know that eternal life can not be obtained via technology, it can only be obtained via Christ's
"In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in darkness, and the darkness can never put it out," -John [cf, John 1:4-5]
"I am the light of the world. If any man follow me, he shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life," -Christ [cf, John 8:12].
-This is just one of several ways I can look at this subject (opinion)-
[edit on 5-6-2009 by 0nce 0nce]