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Blogged by James Preece 3 Years ago...
Good to see Archbishop Vincent Nichols giving a clear warning about the dangers of MySpace and Facebook this weekend...
"Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanises what is a very, very important part of community life and living together."
The archbishop blamed social network sites for leaving children with impoverished friendships.
"Facebook and MySpace might contribute towards communities, but I'm wary about it. It's not rounded communication so it won't build a rounded community," he said.
"If we mean by community a genuine growing together and a mutual sharing in an interest that is of some significance then it needs more than Facebook."
He warned that the sites are contributing to a trend for teenagers to put too much importance on the number of friends they have and that this can ultimately lead to suicide.
"Among young people often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships.
"They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they're desolate."
I for one am filled with hope at seeing this in the news because I know that Archbishop Nichols is now close to doing something about Terry Prendergast...
Call me old fashioned, but I would say that the breakdown of the family has had a far more profound effect on our ability to build "rounded" communities, generates far more "transianet relationships" and "desolate" young people than social networking sites ever will and defending the family should be far higher up the Archbishops list.
If Archbishop Vincent Nichols is concerned about young people who "throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they're desolate" why is he not doing something to defend traditional marriage from Terry Prendergast?