Alastair's Adversaria

Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Fight Between Carnival and Lent Pieter Bruegel the Elder – The Fight Between Carnival and Lent

As is my usual Lenten practice, I will be paring down my use of online media to a minimum over the next few weeks. I won’t be commenting or posting links (either here or on my Twitter links account), won’t be following blogs or lurking on social media, won’t be using forums and email discussion lists, and will be reducing my correspondence.

Although some use of online media is worthwhile, I have become increasingly convinced that it poses significant dangers to our well-being, both as individuals and as a society. I have articulated my concerns in various places, several of which I have assembled in this recent post. Last week, I wrote about the danger that the Internet poses to a healthy culture of speech.

Over the last year, I have been decreasing my presence and use…

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