top of page

Internet Evil

Do you draw attention to your difficulties? How do you handle problems? Is it like a Saint, or like a sinner? We all seek after sympathy when we suffer, but we can each seek for sympathy in a holy way and in an unholy way.


When you read something on the internet that you disagree with (I am not speaking about the outright evil that is all over the internet), do you draw attention to your disagreement? Do you say (by your deeds) "hey look at me!" Or have you learned to overcome that temptation and maintain self control? That lack of self control that so many have when they get upset at an internet comment or article is one of the worst forms of "internet evil".


When I was a kid, there was no internet, and no one I knew ever even thought about such a thing. The closest idea in Sci-Fi (e.g. Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series) never once appears to consider the idea that it would go beyond the purpose of simple information and become an addictive vice that opens the doors to every kind of evil. We need to be better guarded when we peruse the internet.


I came across this comment recently and realized how genuinely holy a form of advice it is:


"I saw a post I didn't agree with today. I kept scrolling. Try it sometime, you might actually like it."
25 views

Recent Posts

See All

An Invitation

"Do not grieve over the temptations you suffer. When the Lord intends to bestow a particular virtue on us, He often permits us first to be tempted by the opposite vice. Therefore, look upon every temp

Understanding the Scriptures

"What does that mean?" he asked me after a certain Scripture reading. With all of my theological knowledge and degrees in the Scriptures, as well as Greek, Hebrew and Latin, I told him with full confi

Men and Women (4)

What I have been saying about the roles of men and women may seem to run contrary to popular opinion among Catholics today (because it is), but that does not mean that it is only my opinion. Furthermo

Comments


bottom of page