Would Jesus buy an iPad?

Would Jesus buy an iPad?

Seriously. This is a real question.

If Jesus Christ were walking the Earth today, would he drop $400 or $800+ for an iPad?

Would He be disappointed or thrilled that some of His followers are coveting this new and amazing piece of technology?

Would He be excited that there is another way to reach out and evangelize those with little to no faith, or dismayed that we are becoming more connected in less “meaningful” ways?

I’m interested in your thoughts, both pro and con. Please discuss!

4 thoughts on “Would Jesus buy an iPad?

  1. Lots of of bloggers are not really pleased with this new iPad.There was too much hype over it and lots of people got disapointed. You see, I for one see some of the awesome potential uses of the device. Third-party apps for composing music, games, papers and magazine and books, all sorts of neat stuff, but IMHO they just didn’t really sell it very well (excluding the books). It feels kind of incomplete.

    1. Anything short of God’s perfect inheritance will always feel incomplete. As St. Augustine said, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

  2. I think He’d be disappointed that we covet things like this, as that attitude is of course wrong. And I doubt He’d buy one, as He has no need to be materialistic. Objects are not important when compared to faith.

    However, I think He’d be excited about the potential for reaching people with the Gospel – surely any way of doing so is a good thing? Yes, it may be slightly less personal, but such a method of evangelising should be used as an introduction to our faith and then lead into encouragement to attend a good, solid, Bible-based church and have fellowship with other believers there, rather than being a stand-alone, impersonal technique.

    1. I heard something related last night on a radio program called Catholic Answers Live. The caller was asking if God would approve of technology. The response was, to paraphrase, that technology is not evil, in and of itself, as God commanded us to “fill the Earth and subdue it” (Gen. 1:28). Technology is a tool, and like any tool, man can use it for evil or for good.

      One thing the host didn’t say during his response that I have been thinking about is the first commandment, and how some people just “have to have” the latest and greatest technology/app/whatever. The frenzy and enthusiasm, if left unchecked, could be obsessive and borderline idolotrous. Of course, it is not my place to judge anyone’s hearts! Perhaps they are as excited about this technology as I am about a sunrise or a beautiful concerto, but is their response, “Praise God for the iPad and all the wonderful things I can do with it to proclaim His glory?”

      At last check, the audio file from yesterday’s show hadn’t been posted, but you should check back, as it was a good response. here (I believe it was around 30-40 minutes into the first hour that the topic was discussed).

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