Technology, in particular, digital technology – which includes the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), is ubiquitous. Writers such as Neil Postman (Technopoly) and Nicholas Carr (The Shallows), along with many others, have written extensively on the effects and impact of technology on our lives. I agree with them. One aspect of the confluence between this technology and ourselves which doesn’t get as much attention is how technology also re-wires our perspectives on religion. Some of this reconfiguration is direct (such as affecting our attention span) while others are more subtle and indirect. It is the latter that I wish to discuss here. Continue reading “How Technology Influences Our Non-Technological Sensibilities”
Take advantage of this one-day-only discount on all tickets for the 2nd Annual Defining Islamic Psychology Conference — both the dinner and interfaith breakfast, in Redondo Beach, California, from February 8-11. This flash discount is for today only. Tickets are disappearing and are almost gone. Tickets and info here: tinyurl.com/mmh2019
I will be presenting at the conference on pornography, in sha’Allah.
On a recent trip to Nashville where I was asked to speak on Muslims and social justice at Vanderbilt University, I had the opportunity to interact with some of the local Muslims in Nashville. The following is an informal conversation between myself and “brother Todd” on a variety of topics. This is part one of a two-part conversation.
“I’ve come upon something that disturbs me deeply. We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I know that we will win. But I’ve come to believe we’re integrating into a burning house.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
*Warning: the material covered here is adult content. Young people should listen with their parents.
This post is part of the Keepin’ It One Hunned series.