Boriss helpfully quotes, from Steve Jobs’ commencement address at Stanford in 2005:
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.
Except one man. Who taught that, in a world created by God, “following your own heart and intuition” – the secular gospel of self-fulfillment and turning your back on your Creator – is a path to slavery, and eventually eternal misery, disappointment, loneliness and regret.
Contrary to what Steve says, I want to go to heaven, and my death will probably be sooner rather than later and for the same reason, but I have no problem with dying. Death has no sting and the grave has no victory for those whose trust is in Jesus.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
This was said by the man whose company made some of the most unhackable, locked-down, choices-made-for-you-by-other-people pieces of phone hardware the world has ever seen. If I bought an iPhone, I would have to “live with the results of other people’s thinking” in a myriad of different ways. Some or even most of their decisions might be good ones – but they would be their decisions, not mine.
When someone says “don’t be trapped by dogma”, they usually mean “don’t believe anyone’s dogma – except mine”. You also see this with the New Atheists such as Dawkins, who argue that “Christianity (or any other religion) shouldn’t be taught as truth in schools”, which is another way of saying that “I, and not the parents of a child, should decide what they are taught, and what they are taught will be atheism and/or pluralism”. In other words, don’t believe or teach anyone’s dogma – except mine. It is claimed that this position is ‘neutral’, but there is no such thing as neutrality.
Steve’s gospel doesn’t save and, like his products, it won’t set you free. Think different, and choose the alternative (and no, I don’t mean Android).