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Effects of the Technology Age

I spend Sunday mornings during the school year teaching a second grade religious school class of fifteen students at our temple. Today, we were talking about the First Commandent (“I am the Lord, your G-d”), and I began a discussion asking what my students wonder about G-d.

Some of the points brought up for discussion:

1. Is G-d a “he” or a “she”?
2. Is G-d a person?
3. If G-d is supposed to be everywhere, is he/she everywhere at once, or does he/she just stop in everywhere from time to time? (My favorite!!)

After discussing these topics for just a couple of minutes, I asked my class if there is a way to find out what the real, definite answers are to these questions, to prove any of these things…or if we just have to have faith and know what we believe.

One of the boys piped up from the back, saying (in all seriousness) “Why don’t you Google it? You can find the answers there!”

©2010 Suburban Scrawl

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  • Tara R. October 4, 2010, 2:13 am

    I bet you could find all sorts of interesting answers to those questions on Google.

  • Tom October 4, 2010, 3:21 am

    And this, my students, is how we learn that the internet is not connected to everything.

    It's a start, though…

  • As Cape Cod Turns October 4, 2010, 12:13 pm

    So, did you? Google it?

  • Mom24 October 4, 2010, 1:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, I wish it worked like that. 🙂

  • Otter Thomas October 4, 2010, 8:32 pm

    I always knew that computers and the internet had changed everything but I never thought of that. Google is always the answer.

  • Oscar October 5, 2010, 6:54 pm

    Maybe this was a form of Glossolalia!

  • PJ Mullen October 7, 2010, 5:52 pm

    BWAH. Our pastor retold a story about how kids were asked in a sunday school class if they knew what "amen" meant. One of the kids responded "send, you, know, like an email." Kids these days.

  • NYCPatty October 13, 2010, 1:24 pm

    That's awesome!

    I wonder if God evented Google to "talk" to us.

    Makes you wonder! 🙂