Hello everybody. Crisis Magazine has kindly deigned to publish an essay of mine on the spiritual dangers of social media, “Doomscrolling Past Christ.” Please do visit the site and let me know what you think. Here is how it opens:
This past Lent, I refrained from logging on to Twitter, allowing myself to do so only on Sundays and only then for limited reasons. I plan to continue this in the future. For a long time, Twitter had become a favorite pastime of mine. Twitter is full of mental sewage, but I have also connected to like-minded people on that platform, and I generally find the kind of inane discourse that characterizes it entertaining. But it is very compulsive; the word “doomscrolling” is a perfect encapsulation of a terrible habit.
As they say, read it all.