But the story stems from those poor benighted college kids who can’t concentrate for more than 10 seconds at a time, so to fill the void in their weakened minds, they text instead of ‘doodle’-
When his professors drone, Dan Kautz whips out his phone. Kautz, a senior at Wilkes University, might send a text message to someone across the room — “I can’t wait to get out of here” — or make plans with his roommates. He’s become so adept at texting during class that he can tap out a message without even looking at the screen, making it appear as if he’s paying attention to the instructor when he’s really chatting with his girlfriend. “Every single person I know texts in class at least occasionally,” said Kautz, a communications studies major from Pelham, N.Y.
I’m sure they text during sermons too but heaven help them if they’re caught. They’ll be publicly mocked. (Yes, I have). Whether it be college kids or congregants, it’s rude to ‘talk’ while someone else is. And texting is a form of ‘talking’ and when you do it while supposedly listening, you show disdain and contempt. And yes, you really should be ashamed of yourself. If you don’t want to listen, don’t show up. That way you can text away freely and no one has to endure your silly clicking. Engage, in other words, or stay home.