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Rabbi to followers: Burn your iPhones


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#1    questionmark

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky says it is forbidden to own smartphone, and those who already have one must burn theirs. Head of Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty refers to device as 'spiritual Holocaust'

An influential ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi has ordered his followers to burn their iPhones, the latest attempt by the insular community to keep the outside world at bay.

The religious Yated Ne'eman newspaper published the ban on its front page this week, as mainstream Israeli newspapers were gushing about Apple Inc.'s eagerly anticipated new smartphone, the iPhone 5.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

But without an iPhone how does he expect people to entertain themselves, have friends, or have a relationship? What will they do with those free seconds they have every day? What will they do when they are driving? People need their iPhones for constant brain stimulation to prevent them from just falling over dead...

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

View PostHuttonEtAl, on 29 September 2012 - 03:38 PM, said:

But without an iPhone how does he expect people to entertain themselves, have friends, or have a relationship? What will they do with those free seconds they have every day? What will they do when they are driving? People need their iPhones for constant brain stimulation to prevent them from just falling over dead...

That is not the point, Rabbi Kanievsky ignores that a phone comes with an off button. In fact, if you want your privacy all you have to do is switch your cellphone off, as I do every day at 19:00 -- unless I have emergency duty at the vet clinic.

The phone is not the problem. The user is.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 29 September 2012 - 03:43 PM, said:

The phone is not the problem. The user is.

This is the point the Rabbi is missing...

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

Instead of banning iPhones they should promote it. because the new apple maps in iOS 6 ensures quick way to afterlife for every driver.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:10 PM

The phone isn't the problem its that umbilical cord that some people seem to have attached to it that needs done away with.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:44 PM

View PostHilander, on 29 September 2012 - 08:10 PM, said:

The phone isn't the problem its that umbilical cord that some people seem to have attached to it that needs done away with.

This exactly..

I don't own a smartphone because of the temptation.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:19 PM

I agree with the idea but not for the same reasons. I'd burn iPhones for other reasons.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:24 AM

View PostMichaelW, on 29 September 2012 - 11:19 PM, said:

I agree with the idea but not for the same reasons. I'd burn iPhones for other reasons.

Such terrible, terrible phones.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:03 AM

View PostTheDarkEnergy, on 29 September 2012 - 05:37 PM, said:

Instead of banning iPhones they should promote it. because the new apple maps in iOS 6 ensures quick way to afterlife for every driver.

Yeah, so does the ATT Nav on My droid GS3. Strangely enough, it was awesome on the Windows Phone 7 OS with my previous phone. All the crap on this android phone gives me anxiety or something. It's total overkill.

Edited by Spid3rCyd3, 30 September 2012 - 05:05 AM.





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