Ummm, you ever have the feeling that some folks just don't know when to just be quiet? It's like they keep going on just to hear themselves speak? Yeah, you too? Well this time, Vincent Nicholos Archbishop of Westminster in England, I'm talking about you.
According to Reuters, dude (who happens to be the Head of the Roman Catholic Church in England) is "concerned that excessive use of emails and mobile phone text messaging is creating shallow friendships and undermining community life." Now, initially, I almost co-signed on his sentiment but then he had to go that extra inch and hit us in the head with his opinion"that popular social networking sites led young people to form "transient relationships" which put them at risk of suicide when they collapse." Suicide? Really? Please insert blank look with three blinks.
Listen, I too wish kids nowadays spent waaaay more time running around, playing sports and being carefree than playing video games, talking on cells, sending IMs and stalking one another Myspace/ FB or whatever the hell is the cyberflavor of the month. But I can't act like back in the day, I wasn't up until all hours of the night talking/ whispering ('cause each Elsa caught me it was sure to be an ass whooping) on the 3-way call, beeping some cute boy on a those ginormous skytel pagers and acting like I was gonna literally die if my Dad didn't click over every time the call waiting sound beeped. And guess what? I turned out just fine. So Father God forgive me if I think to imply that suicide is imminent if someone 'un-friends' you (especially when you're the leader of a church) is a bit much.... Oh well.
Jesus be the bungee cord.