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Restoring Spirit In The World Essay

1374 words - 6 pages

Restoring the Spirit in the World
As the door opens, you are enveloped in the smell of sweet cinnamon and apple floating through the air. The chuckle of uncle Jeff, the kind of laugh where he laughs so hard he starts coughing like it’s the funniest thing he has heard in his lifetime. Everyone knows it’s not really that funny though. He is probably just laughing at something he said while everyone else is laughing just because he is such a character. The twinkling christmas tree sits in the corner just past the family on the couch. Presents are nestled under the loose, low hanging limbs right beside the train track and porcelain town. Down the hallway, pleasant and nostalgic christmas ...view middle of the document...

We no longer get the experience of going out and finding the perfect gift for our family, we simply buy them a gift card or another gift that has no significance. There are few who do take time in looking for the perfect, meaningful gift and the rising popular online shopping is the way they do it. Without shopping in the stores, there is a sense of bonding and family time that is lost. All of the family going out to the city and picking out gifts for one another and trying to sneak around without them seeing you buy it for them. The process of the purchasing power of the online shopper is a vicious cycle, although convenient in our busy lifestyles, it leaves families sitting in their rooms on their phones or laptops wasting the quality time they could be having. Not only does technology hurt our bonding time, it also has become a large priority in life. Technology has become a significant part of our lives, from our phones, to laptops, to Ipads, to almost anything around us. The need for the latest and best technology is in high demand, wanting to be able to post a picture of your new Iphone 6 on Instagram for everyone to see and be jealous. Competition has become fierce, and parents are feeling the heat around the seasons to supply their children with the latest and greatest, or they are deemed the “worst parents ever”! Ideals have changed, needs have increased, families are struggling, technology is changing our needs for gifts.
Not only has technology has changed our needs during the season, it has also changed the religious culture. With the increase of technology, there becomes a vast amount of information at our disposal without much of a filter. This allows for just about anyone to be able to access just about anything online, any time of the day, and anywhere. It creates an opening in the world for religious intolerance and the evil that surrounds it. Many videos and pictures have been released showing the gruesome activities performed by some religions and cultures. This information creates a bad look for many cultures, and makes many followers question their faith. Atheism and other non-believers have been frowned upon for many years, but with the wide amount of people and information online, it has become seemingly “normal”. Since Christmas is a religious holiday, the negative connotation of religion has created a bad look for all religious holidays. Although Christmas, the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth on December 25, is a religious celebration, many people still practice it. We have lost the real meaning behind christmas without the religious background, soon children will not even know why we have christmas or go to church, just that it is a day they receive presents and are forced to go hangout with the family they “don’t even like”. Another downfall to technology being so widespread is that it has...

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