Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Apologetics PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
My Multicultural Computer
by Christopher Yokel
03/07/05
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Computers are wonderful tools. At this point in our civilized existence they are pretty essential to survival - after all, you could probably burn your computer if you needed to stay warm. I came to realize the painful reality of this fact when the computer, on which I am now writing, recently crashed, leaving me computer-less for several weeks. It wasn’t the end of the world, but it seemed awfully close.

While computers are great, they are only machines. We design them, and make them do what we want, The Matrix aside. I had a rather interesting experience the other day that brought home to me how much these artificial intelligenti reflect our own values and ideas.

I was innocently working on the beginnings of a paper for school. The course was Western Civilization I, and being the good student that I am I did as the school rules told me and indicated this at the top of the page.

Now, if you use Microsoft Word, you know that it can’t just let you type in peace. It starts producing these squiggly green and red lines underneath what you type. These are known as grammar and spelling correctors, respectively. This can often be a great help, but sometimes it’s downright annoying.

So there I was, typing along, when I noticed one of these squiggly green lines underneath the word “Civilization.” Curious, I clicked on it to see what other alternatives it had to offer. There was only one entry. Apparently, the computer wanted me to put “Western Civilization s” instead of “Western Civilization,” and at that moment, it hit me like a desktop PC.

I had a multicultural computer on my hands.

Now, at this point I wasn’t going to blame the computer. Obviously, it wasn’t Microsoft Word’s fault that it was telling me to do this. The culprit was the creator: a human being. Whoever designed Microsoft Word © 2002, did this. And apparently, they no longer believe in a “Western Civilization.” In order to be tolerant, pluralist, and politically correct, we must now speak of “Western Civilizations.”

After all, we wouldn’t want to offend peoples like the French, who have created such an incredible civilization with products like a certain kind of toast, a certain kind of fries, and a certain tower (I have lots of French in my heritage, so I can make this joke). We don’t want to recognize that fact that for over two millennia the area known as Europe, and later America across the seas, was bound together by a certain system of ideas and values that, in part, came from, dare I say it? … Christianity.

Once again we see ideas have consequences. What we think as a society pervades everything, even our computer programs.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Christopher Yokel or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 770 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com