Sunday, February 17, 2008

On Technological Titans but Moral Minnows: Liberty causeth man to overstep the bounds of propriety

Godfrey is a computer guy. His religion is Baha'i. He recognizes that technology without morality can be a problem. -gw

technological titans but moral minnows
We have developed the internet and with it the ability to cast our thoughts to the four corners of the world. We talk of free speech, and sites where we can post our comments, speech and video for public consumption are increasing daily. And yet, how many of us stop to think of our responsibilities? With freedom comes the responsibility of our actions. Does it add to the welfare of all if we post derogatory comments? Do we increase the total of human happiness if we upload pictures of violence?

"Liberty causeth man to overstep the bounds of propriety, and to infringe on the dignity of his station. Say, True liberty consisteth in man's submission unto My commandments, little as ye know it." - Baha'i Writings.

Posted by Godfrey at 15:13
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