GLMX #255: So, What Are You Searching for On the Internet Late at Night?

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Recently, the internet search giant Google released data on what Americans are up searching for late at night. Perhaps surprising to some and shocking to others, the most popular search terms for late night internet users revolve around pornography, suicide, and loneliness. Another interesting search trend is that people who are up very early — between the hours of 2 and 4 am — are searching for answers to big questions such as: What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? What is the meaning of consciousness? Does free will exist? And is there life on other planets?

This interesting data sheds light on the psyche of our nation. It also sheds light on a common human activity: at some point in life, everybody finds himself or herself searching for something and/or asking the big questions of life. When we are young, we search for meaning and purpose. We search for the perfect job or the right occupation that will make us feel fulfilled. We search for a husband or wife to spend our lives with. We search for the best college or university to attend. We search for advice that will help us live a healthy and long life.

Ultimately, we are all searching for something that we can rely on, something that’s constant, and something that will guide us through life. I can honestly tell you that all of those things can be found in Jesus Christ. Continue reading “GLMX #255: So, What Are You Searching for On the Internet Late at Night?”

GLMX #245: How to Defy Death

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A recent feature story in the Washington Post states: “For centuries, explorers have searched the world for the fountain of youth. Today’s billionaires believe they can create it, using technology and data.” The story went on to describe how Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, and Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, met with a molecular biologist and theoretician to discuss how they can use technology to slow down ageing and greatly elongate the human lifespan. The story also reported that Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, “has proclaimed his wish to live forever and has donated more than $430 million to anti-aging research.” He told his biographer, “Death has never made any sense to me. How can a person be there and then just vanish, just not be there?”

No doubt, every person who has lived has had questions about death. And nearly everyone has wondered at one time or another how they can extend their life or remain younger longer. Television ads about anti-aging creams and techniques populate the airwaves. People fret over dieting and health issues in an effort to look and feel younger. People have a seemingly natural desire to live longer — even to defy death and live forever. Continue reading “GLMX #245: How to Defy Death”