Z is for…..Zoom

31st July 2021

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

Zoom, zoom, zoom. The noise a child might make when playing with a toy car.

Or going to the moon it seems! See the following link; it’s rather fun!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-zoom-zoom-zoom

Of course nowadays it normally refers to Zoom meetings whereby users can have virtual remote meetings without having to meet up and catch the Covid 19 virus a.k.a. the ‘flu. Lol!

Now if you have read my V is for…..Virus you might be aware that catching a virus is not possible, so Zoom meetings for this purpose is pointless.

But they do serve a useful purpose for those far apart to get together. And save the labour and cost of travel. This can be good for business, although people do miss out on the real face to face contact (kissing!), hugging and handshaking (remember all these things?).

And just good old plain socialising which can be good for business too.

So there is a balance to be struck. Perhaps this could be the new normal, looking to use technology creatively, but not slavishly.

But is Zoom online always secure? Well the following indicates certain problems that have occurred.

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-security-privacy-woes

Personally I have thought using it willy-nilly as we might say in England is stupid, very stupid.

I have thought that people could easily be looking in. Of course if you have nothing to hide so what? But if you do have something private or need to keep secure then it is downright dangerous. Competitors could access your ideas gain private details of individuals etc.

The churches have by and large fallen into the trap of using it. This may be fine if they have nothing to fear (remember perfect love casts out fear). But if they think that it is sensible to be discreet for some reason, then it is foolish to suppose that no one can listen in who is outside of those invited to the meeting.

Still, that has been true for a long time with bugging of telephones etc.

In any event, the heavenly Father thinks the churches, those who profess to follow His Son Jesus, have been incredibly dense in submitting to Zoom meetings thinking they had to do meetings this way.

Submitting to the authorities based on flawed evidence regarding the virus and its transmission was just plain stupidity of the grossest kind.

And unkind to those who needed the face-face contact to maintain their sanity in an insane world.

It can of course serve a useful purpose for those who are house bound and want to join in, so again making sure technology is a tool, a servant to the human race, not a god, is sensible. The heavenly Father approves of this.

But we really do need to get together to obey God’s advice via Paul the apostle, and not to forget to meet together where we can devote ourselves to ‘…teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer’.

You can’t break bread and share it via the internet, however hard you try!! And you certainly can’t give someone a hug if they need it. I am sure you can think of other disadvantages.

Some people find Zoom meetings a nuisance.

https://theconversation.com/5-reasons-why-zoom-meetings-are-so-exhausting-137404

Perhaps you need to escape.

I found this link. https://zoomescaper.com/

It is a suggestion for escaping Zoom meetings when they are a pain. I find it amusing, although I am not suggesting you should use it.

Anyway, you could easily just use a recorded sound without another program which might or might not lay your machine open to hacking – I wouldn’t know if that is possible here.

So don’t be afraid and be wise in your use of Zoom or other online platforms.

After all it is written that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and ‘…wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.’

As to what wisdom is, well, I describe it here if you care to look.

W is for…..Wisdom

P.S. Whilst the song by John Lee Hooker is Boom boom boom boom, you could easily change the line to Zoom zoom zoom zoom. I love it to dance to anyway. Here’s a link if you need to do that.

Author: alphaandomega21

Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector'sson. When not posting pages or paging posties, trying to be a good husband, and getting over a long term health issue, I am putting the world to rights. I have nothing better to do, so why not? But of course that includes dancing, being funny (in more than one sense), poking fun at life, poking fun at myself, deflating the pompous, reflating the sad. Seeking to heal the whole of the soul (and body where possible). In short making life as good as it possibly can be for others as well as myself. You can't say fairer than that. But if you can, please say. People need to know.

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