Book Review The Luddite’s Guide to Technology

21247087Title: The Luddite’s Guide to Technology

Author: CJS Hayward

Genre: creative non-fiction / religion and spirituality / technology – social aspects

Mammon, as it is challenged in the Sermon on the Mount, represents such wealth and possessions as one could have two thousand years ago. But that is merely beer as contrasted to the eighty proof whisky our day has concocted. The Sermon on the Mount aims to put us in the driver’s seat and not what you could possess in ancient times, and if the Sermon on the Mount says something about metaphorical beer, perhaps there are implications for an age where something more like eighty proof whisky is all around us.

CJS Hayward has written a collection of essays, articles, prayers and even sometimes satirical commentaries on the topic of religion and spirituality, and in particular the connection between religion and technology.

The book gives a critical look into wealth and possessions, and how important they really are. It compares what it said in the old testament, duringthe Sermon on the Mount, and re-evaluates that for the modern era.

An interesting book, and quite enjoyable. Some of the articles and prayers were better than others, but overall the quality was consistent.

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