On today’s “nudge” regarding things or habits fallen into disuse, I remember carrying a pocketknife to public elementary school in the 1970’s, which would likely cause a boy to be expelled today. Not so long ago, I had a knife in my pocket every time I boarded a plane, which is now impossible. These days, I find myself less and less wearing a wristwatch, and growing more accustomed to depending on my mobile phone for the time (and email, Facebook, Twitter, weather, news…).
But those are trivial compared to the fact that Bibles the world over seem in much less use than they once were. This plays out in increased violence, religious confusion, hatred, ignorance, calling good evil and vice versa, lack of respect for God, and practically every deleterious effect imaginable.