Internet In The Service Of Mankind

Using the Internet may destroy your faith – this is the conclusion of a study showing that a rapid decline in the number of religious people in the U.S.A. since 1990 is correlated to the ever growing number of people using the Internet.

Allen Downey, Professor of Computer Science at the Franklin W. Olin College, provided an answer to this question. He analyzed data collected through a general social questionnaire which was observing religious attitudes in the U.S.A. since 1972. He concluded that there were several factors that contributed to the fact that there is a decreasing number of Americans who consider themselves religious, the most controversial of which is the use of the Internet. The conclusion was that this was the precise reason why the number of people with religious affiliations had decreased over the last two decades.

The above paragraph is the beginning of an article published on a news portal, which I was heavily surprised with. Allen Downey writes about religion as if it was a shopping item, and the faithful were consumers with holes in their pockets. Faith is not a cold statistical number that can be analyzed through cold statistical questionnaires, but rather the sacred home to the soul, which liberates those who stray through the dark by means of divine light. Faith resides in every person who is a genuinely free individual, and there is no social questionnaire capable of peeking into the human soul. When Mr. Downey and others like him say that the Internet is to blame for the decreasing number of people who go to churches and other temples, he should take a closer look at the scriptures, because the Son of God teaches us that God is in every person that does good to others. A good person is the greatest temple of faith. I am asking this computer science professor whether faith’s holy mission isn’t the spreading of truth, humanity and justice. And the Internet is precisely the place that provides opportunity to many humanists and good-will people to spread those noble values that make us human in the first place. Without the Internet, there would be no Google, no Yahoo, no Gmail, LinkedIn, Amazon Kindle (an oasis to poets and writers), and a number of worldwide liberty-propagating portals. Allow me to prove the validity of my claim through a personal example. Thanks to the Internet, I have created my website containing a multitude of my articles, essays, poetry, as well as books published at e-shop, in which I write about compassion, justice, humanity, ideas towards the greater good, love, dreams, suffering and sorrows (lest we forget that a tear has the same taste and color on the faces of everyone, regardless of race, gender, or religion). These are works – essays, poetry, plays and novels – which embrace all those noble values that faith is feeding on. Of course, those works also discuss greed, insensitivity, vanity, cunning, corruption, nepotism, and all the diseases that are destroying the human soul and faith. Yes, these works might not be “bestsellers”, but they were written from the heart, for the hearts of all good-will people, and they would never stand a chance to get published in pro-regime media controlled by all kinds of dictators and political castes, or in “free” big media owned by magnates whom my works are unmasking.

I shall repeat my question to professor Downey: is the Internet killing faith in people if it provides the freedom to point out greed, corruption, slave trade, dictators, and other evils that dwell within mankind? Life teaches us that the Internet does not destroy faith! (Sadly, there always sick people who will misuse a noble thing like the Internet for their dishonorable and deviant issues, but the Internet is not to blame; rather, it’s weak-spirited people who are using it.) One has the right to ask whether the Internet isn’t a thorn in the side of those who want to kill faith within people and shackle them in dejection, primitivism and the darkness of ignorance. Why don’t they say it out loud, like pope Francis did, that it is greed that is destroying faith? Those who want to monopolize faith, as if it was a shopping item, should know that no one has the right to appropriate faith, because every person, as a free individual, has the freedom to choose, and this is the only way for faith to flourish within people. If I would claim that I am the greatest among the faithful, I would disavow Him, because I too am battling the two selves within, and no matter how mellifluously I stick to my faith, vanity often draws me away from it and into the darkness. By admitting this to myself, I am getting closer to faith.

Sadly, ethics is not as appreciated among people as it used to be, even if we know that it strengthens the human spirit, and a strong spirit is what makes us compassionate and side with those in need. The refusal to fight people trafficking is akin to quietly supporting prostitution! Lust is just as evil as greed! Those who cure their inner emptiness with futile lust are falling! “To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.” (Leibniz) We should know that list is an evil that doesn’t just destroy the soul, but also the sacred mission of true love and this is why the evil of prostitution is booming (and child prostitution is mankind’s ultimate defeat). Weak-spirited people (the clients), regardless of whether they are wealthy or poor, are just as much to blame as are those who traffic people. Why? Because if not for the clients, there would be no prostitution! Furthermore, not siding with those in need is selfishness! Shrugging your shoulders in dejection and turning away from those who protest against disempowerment is akin to betraying your dignity and your faith! Life teaches us that faith is a merciful light, filling people with the hope for a better tomorrow, and those who spread dejection fall, as they claim that all institutions (banks, corporations, politicians) are in the hands of greedy people, and that there is no hope for a better tomorrow. There is hope! Silence is a betrayal of one’s freedom! Silence is not golden; it is rust eating away at the truth! There are good and bad people among the poor and the wealthy alike. There are ethical banks that aren’t slaves to greed, as there are commercial banks who are slaves to greed, laundering hundreds of billions of dirty money owned by drug cartels, dictators and political castes (like the political caste in Croatia). There are ethical banks that diligently generate money for the greater good, while commercial banks, which obsessively gamble on Wall Street with their clients’ money, lose the purpose for which they were founded by banking visionaries. There are creative businessmen whose magnificent visions create value for the greater good, and their humane faces are visible to the public through their humanitarian donations. There are political visionaries who do not serve greed, but fight for a better future, creating humane laws that will provide people with opportunities to make their dreams come true. Yes, I still believe that there are still many more dreamers who dream of a better future for everyone on the road of dreams, than there are those who dream of ruling the world. Each person, as a free individual, has a responsibility towards their own lives to base their acts on conscience. From the beginning of their lives, each person is fighting the two selves within. Good and evil are following us more closely than our own shadows. A strong spirit is man’s best ally in the thick forest of temptation. Those who think that by having money and threading across corpses can buy them happiness and faith, are fooling themselves. Isn’t that what the Son of God is teaching us?

Let us return to the distant past. When Christ was walking the streets of Jerusalem wistfully (he knew that Judas would betray him) before Passover, north of the temple, close to the Bethesda pool where he earlier he cured an invalid of 38 years, he stopped next to a broadly smiling old man who was asking a wealthy Pharisee for some food. Instead of food, the Pharisee offered curses, and when Christ asked him in a brotherly voice why he offended an old man who attempted to make him a better person, the Pharisee looked at Christ and arrogantly said that he was genuinely faithful, and a protector of faith, unlike the old man, because he left a fistful of golden coins and lots of food at the temple each week. The Son of God calmly said: “Although you are dressed in silk, and the beggar is dressed in rags, I see more poverty in your eyes than in his. You are a miserable man! I didn’t come here to cure the beggar, but you. His pockets are empty, but his spirit is full. And then, your pockets are full, but your spirit is empty.” And he calmly looked into the Pharisee’s eyes. The Pharisee stood there motionlessly, and then it seemed as if he awoke from a deep dream. He took all the money he had and distributed it among the poor. When he was done with that, he looked at the sky and said: “Thank You, Lord!… I never felt as blessed and fulfilled! Yes, now I know how far away I was from faith!” He admitted, looking at Jesus with a gaze worthy of the Son of God. This short story teaches us real Biblical values, i.e. that money and titles never entitle anyone to misappropriate faith. Yes, the Creator teaches us that we help someone to their feet, we raise ourselves too. And he also teaches us to open ourselves, as His gate shall open for us too! Pope Francis is opening the Lord’s gates by giving to the poor, and I humbly pray that the owners of corporations, banks, and the Bank of Vatican itself shall do the same. I humbly pray that those who blame the destruction of faith on the Internet shall open their doors and give their surpluses to the poor.

Without the Internet, the world would be governed by the monopoly of media magnates, who would create their own “truth”! How much money, gold and diamonds do you think oligarchs, dictators, bankers and political castes would give to shut down the Internet?

Don’t these “guardians of faith” know and feel that faith is not a corporation whose shares keep rising and falling according to secular laws, but a merciful light. The more freedom, dignity, hope, kindness, compassion, humility, tolerance and love there is in a person, the bigger the flame of faith is.

How Can One on One Chat Service Improvesmart Online Socialconnectionswith Much Loyalty

The modern world is dominated by technology which has changed human lives and the ways they communicate with each other now. With the implementation of internet service both for the businesses and personal purpose, billions of people are indulging themselves in online chats through the messaging applications, apps or chat rooms and express their beliefs, ideas with the likeminded people. The one to one chat application has been successful in standing out in the competitive digital world especially with the advent of smartphones and androids thus creating an avalanche of followers and has taken over the social media. In short, this application serves as an instant messaging platform where two persons residing in any part of the world can connect with each other as well as share photos, videos or add their location with close friends and family free of cost.

Nowadays people engage themselves in multitasking activities and hardly spend some time for leisure. The chat apps working on iPhones or other devices are a more reliable and convenient option where people can send messages to someone who is online while performing the other tasks. Some of the one to one chat apps also offer the options to delete or forward messages if needed. Moreover, such applications do not support any form of advertisements allowing a person to send more than 100 words, PDF files, share the documents in a user-friendly way and serves as an effective alternative to sending SMS.

Some of the social networking sites available on the internet offer some articles which suggest remedies for overcoming depression especially for the people who are suffering from prolonged illness and have become disheartened with life. However, overcoming depression is not something which could be done in a blink of an eye hence such people look for someone to talk to for relief and comfort. There are several options of talking to strangers online with or without registration and international chat rooms that provide the opportunities of one to one talks as well as make audio and video calls. It helps the individuals to establish new and healthy relationships with the people around them as well as cope up with the mental turmoil in their minds. Some of the random chat apps have been highly successful in boosting up and verifying someone’s feelings with the other person in a matter of seconds.

Effective one to one communication is also vital for breaking down the barriers of the world thereby serve as a good substitute for long distance telephone conversation. Both small and big businesses also rely on juggling with the chats in dealing with the clients of different accents in real time rather than attending multiple phone calls throughout the day. Some of the ones on one chat applications act as simple texting platform for private chats such as online dating thus giving a better user experience with just a single click. Such conversations serve as a channel helping a person to chat with someone about specific topics such as hobbies and interests in the comfort of their homes as well as stay in touch in the long run.

Buying A VPN Service

A VPN or Virtual Private Network ensures the security and privacy of a private or public network. This is done by using a system or protocol whereby the user’s computer is assigned a new IP address which is owned by the VPN. All of the Internet traffic of the user is channelled to the VPN server. Once there, it is decrypted and allowed to travel to the new IP address. The user’s Internet service Provider will only see a single stream of encrypted data stream between the user and the VPN server. The ISP will not be able to log and monitor or control the user’s internet usage.

What are the advantages of a VPN?

In this day of hacking online accounts, unsolicited data tracking, security and privacy are important concerns of those who use the Internet extensively for work.

Apart from a virtual firewall, up to 256 bit SSL encryption security and hiding your ISP IP address, the other benefits of using a VPN are unrestricted speed and bandwidth and access to blocked websites. Ads on the internet are blocked. Most of them have apps on Android and iOS and so can be accessed on mobile phones also. It can be accessed from multiple server locations, wherever you are.

Cost wise, what are the kinds of VPN?

Free VPN services offers it at no cost, but they have to be extensively tested by others before you decide to make it yours, because many free VPN services turn out to be nasty experiences. Your privacy could be compromised in that they sell your data to third parties. Or they provide outdated encryption that is easily hacked. The ramifications encourage people to go for paid VPN services. And at very reasonable rates, it is not a big deal either.

Paid VPN usually take your privacy concerns more seriously as you are paying for them. They have strong encryption and do not store traffic logs.

There are many paid VPN service vendors. It would help to go through some of the rankings available online and read customer reviews of the top five or ten.

Once you have picked the VPN provider, you can check their website for payment options

Payment Options

· Credit card or Debit cards. Unionpay is a Chinese bank card.

· BitCoin, which is a crypto currency is a revolutionary, secure payment service based on peer to peer network. The advantage of BitCoin payment is that there is no middleman controlling the payment. It is an open source virtual currency that cannot be traced back to you. It is called an anonymous payment option.

· PayPal an online payment service where one sets up an account to make payments. There are no merchant fees involved in PayPal payments. But their legal department may not support certain transactions and they are not present in all countries.

· Other payment merchants that offer online payment solutions to VPN providers around the world are Ali Pay), CASHU, Payment Wall and Skrill.

· Direct wire money transfers.