Has Technology and Social Media Replaced God From Our Lives?

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readAug 6

Is God still relevant?

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It is Sunday morning.

And millions of people across the world are trooping into their place of worship.

And with good reason too.

We are political, moral, philosophical, sexual and spiritual beings and it’s only natural to believe in a higher force and an after life, given the world in which we live.

When people go to the astrologers, they do so with the belief that there’s some inexplicable power somewhere.

But something’s changed.

Consumerism, fuelled by neoliberalism, has fundamentally changed our lives, in creating the need to acquire what we don’t need.

It wasn’t enough that mobile phones came into existence, but what it did next, forever changed the trajectory of our lives.

With the advent of the iPhone, it became clear that you could have — and do — everything you wanted on a small device.

And Steve Job’s contraption became the very basis of what we refer to as social media today: Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Uber, Duolingo, We Work, etc.

And these applications have taken over our lives like never before and much more importantly, it has forced us to question the existence of God.

For those who had Sunday school as children, they will remember the tower of babel in the old testament.

In this interesting biblical tale, a number of people got together to build a tower to get to heaven and challenge God’s supremacy.

Perturbed by the very prospect of a building which could change the natural order, God decided to take matters into hand by orchestrating a split among the group, when they could no longer speak the same language to each other.

Today, we wouldn’t have that problem: you could easy open up Google on your smart phone, download any language app of your choice and communicate with anyone, anywhere in the world.

In Christendom, we are often told that God is the omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent figure.

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible