The Age of Fear

An essay concerning the recording of classes appeared a few days ago, and the author, a law professor (of course) has a small list of reasons why he doesn’t like it.  He’s worried, among other things, about his students being digitally surveilled.  And he thinks it has a chilling effect on classroom discussion.

I guess lawyers are always afraid they might run for office and can’t ever risk saying something that might show up on Youtube at some point in their lawyerly future.  One thing’s for sure, we live in the ‘Age of Fear’.  And kids are being taught to be afraid of everything.  No wonder so many are so miserable.

This isn’t the information age or the artificial intelligence age.  This is the Age of Fear.  Fearmongering politicians and their legions are joined by fearmongering academics and fearmongering media in promoting a sense of faith-less-ness and trust-less-ness.

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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