Cell phones can be a direct connection to God, according to Pope Francis.
“Even though God may not have a direct phone number, he is always listening,” he said in a report . “When children at the table are attached to the computer or the phone and don’t listen to each other, don’t get mad. They may just be talking to God.”
“In family life we learn about technology from a young age, which may seem like it is very distracting; however, with the new God911 app, brought to you by Vatican Enterprises, we can feel your pain through WiFi,” he said.
The pope might be on to something. Kids like to ignore their parents, so they may as well be talking to God, according to pediatrician Dr. Jenny Livingston.
“[Children] learn how to press buttons; they learn how to ignore their own emotions when sepearating themselves from reality through their virtual world on the computer screen; they learn how to become non-thinking robots,” she said in an interview with NPR . “They learn by watching us their parents avoid conversation, how to read other people’s email. And since that’s happening, children miss out on how NOT be socially awkward and inept in groups of “real” people. But at least they can talk to God.”
“Think you can pray to God and send a tweet at the same time?” debater Dan Livingston says forget about it. “We literally neurologically cannot connect technology with spirituality,” says Dan. “It’s important to know that humans are simply apes with no fur, and a cell phone call to God is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of since sliced bread. I think we should go back to Medieval times. The clothes were awesome and I want to learn how to make candlesticks.”
Studies have found the buzz of a notification from God is enough to pull focus away from the task of daily life. But knowing that God is simply a phone call away can give us an emotional tick instead of a spoken word of truth in real life.