Proverbs 10:19 and the Braying of the Blogs

15 May 2008

They used to say that a million monkeys banging away on typewriters would eventually produce the entire works of Shakespeare. Someone recently observed that thanks to the blogosphere, we now know that this is not true.

Depending on your point of view, it is either encouraging or profoundly disheartening to know that Solomon anticipated this situation almost three millennia ago. “In a multitude of words, sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19)

Your average blog is a multitude of words virtually by definition. In order to attract traffic, a blogger has to post new material regularly. That need, and the convenience of the Internet, leads to bloggers sitting at their computers at two in the morning, trying to come up with some new content, which they will immediately post.

No restraint. No cooling-off period. No wisdom. Read the rest of this entry »