“…Between the internet and television… traditional church attendance may become obsolete…”

Image result for caricature of a robot preacherRobotic life-style: In today’s advance technology…we are, I believe, becoming robots. Our children are no-long taught to write in cursive. Some 45 state, now, no-long require teaching cursive, as being a waste of time and money. The “robotic-key-board” is the preferred choice. The youth of tomorrow will not even be able to read the US Constitution in its original form.

Many of us have lost touch, or the need, for knowing how to spell correctly… Thanks to Spell-Check. Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation; along with Google… have replaced the dictionary and encyclopedia. Another ROBOT.

Our automobiles are now manufactured with features that slow-down, or stop, the vehicle when approaching another vehicle under certain conditions. That, along with speed and lane departure features allow the driver more time to “sight-see” while driving. Pretty scary… I think. (And I have all those features on my vehicle).

Thanks to people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell… along with the likes of Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg… our traditional education form has gone from “hands on-brain on” to a micro-ROBOTIC-brain. We no-longer have to “think for ourselves.” My computer is even named “Charley.” I remember my first exposure to a computer was one that fit into a 20’x20’ room, and cost several hundred thousand dollars. Today, they come in the size of a ½ dollar, and cost a shade more. Our electronic/robotic/brain is 100 times smaller than our own human brain.

While we can’t completely dismiss the robotic revolution anytime in the distant future… recent studies found that even today’s most advanced supercomputers are only 1/30th as powerful as the human brain. Consequently, then, we should be able to “out-think the robots” we’re sleeping with…. For some time to come. Remember too, the human brain invented the computer, and thus… robots. Not… the reverse.

While there is some modest movement to our clergy using the I-Pad at the pulpit…and therefore, too, the “on-line-cellphone”… I pray, earnestly, that such robotics don’t come between a “one-on-one” relation-ship with God. I recently heard one minister actually encourage/request the membership to email/text/face book/twitter him…. During the homily.   WOW! I admit… I use my internet/cellphone capability for religious purposes… but have not yet advanced to texting the minister during his sermon. Sorry.

I understand… using digital devices for Bible Study and reference purposes during an active church service, is becoming more common… I pray that it does not replace “conventional and traditional methods” of worship. I would strongly frown on the concept of distributing communion by a robot going up and down the aisles.  Electronic tithing, too, is now a popular replacement for “passing the plate.” I offer extreme caution…. Robotical Worship? Ugh.

We are moving swiftly into “internet-worship.” Between the internet and television… traditional church attendance may become obsolete. Where is fellowship and community? How do we relate to the presence of Our Lord?

Remember…Matthew 18-19-21 – Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three gather together in My Name, there am I with them. Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?

How does one do this… Robotically?


About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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