Church warns against social networking sites

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Church warns against social networking sites
AFP, August 2, 2009 - 10:19PM

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain has warned that social networking websites lured teenagers into "transient" relationships that could leave them suicidal.

Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, the head of the Catholic Church of England and Wales, also said in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph that friendship should not be regarded as a commodity.

"Among young people often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships," he told the weekly newspaper.

"They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they're desolate."

"It's an all or nothing syndrome that you have to have in an attempt to shore up an identity; a collection of friends about whom you can talk and even boast.

"But friendship is not a commodity, friendship is something that is hard work and enduring when it's right."

Does he speak also about sites like


church warns

anxiety expressed by the revered HEAD is true .to solve this problem the path of self-realization should be followed.

NIDHI PARKASH | Tue, 08/04/2009 - 04:08
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suit only very few

Self realization does not interest nor an aim of most people and thus will not solve any problem for them. It is important to understand this.

There are much better ways for people to be happy and content and the best to my knowledge is simply transform the habitual reaction patterns of the mind from resistance to acceptance while starting to observe inner thoughts and emotions in real time. Even this does not fit everybody.

george | Tue, 08/04/2009 - 07:45