R’ Miller regarding the Internet

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    DaMoshe
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    Internet is the same as narcotics. It’s the same as dope. And anybody who starts up with narcotics for no reason is looking for trouble. Now, in certain situations, narcotics might be called for. But you’ll do it under the care of a doctor and even then it’s not healthy. It’s not safe.

    And therefore, just like we are have to train people today to not purchase a piece of meat unless they know that has a proper hechsher – you can’t just go out and buy a piece of meat from any butcher. Even some kosher butchers are not really kosher. You have to watch out.

    And even more than kashrus we have to teach people that narcotics are worse than treifos. Narcotics are worse than ham. Narcotics are worse than eating ham. And we have to teach that to people. It’s sakanas nefoshos. And when something is a question of safety it must be taken in the most serious way.

    Now, Internet you should know is the same as narcotics. It’s dangerous and has to be used only as needed and with great care. They wanted to put my tapes on the Internet. I would be willing to let people listen but I said nothing doing. I don’t want to encourage people to use the Internet freely. No, nothing doing. A wealthy man came to me recently and wanted to do this for me – to have my tapes on the Internet. So I told him, “Nothing doing.” He used to donate money to the Yeshiva once upon a time. But now, when I told him “no,” he stopped coming to donate money. So what?! I don’t care. I don’t care at all. Internet is not for me.

    TAPE #E-217

    So Joseph, we all understand that you’re addicted. It’s time to seek help, and GET OFF THE INTERNET!!!

    #1466698

    DaasYochid ☕
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    Rav Miller’s tapes are now on the internet.

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    adocs
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    Da moshe,

    Very well done!

    I can hear his voice saying the words.

    #1467901

    HaLeiVi
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    Quoting Rabbi Miller about the internet today is as relevant as quoting Reb Moshe on the use of timers.

    #1470381

    Why? Isn’t “It’s dangerous and has to be used only as needed and
    with great care” still the opinion of the majority of rabbonim?

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    DaasYochid ☕
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    Quoting Rabbi Miller about the internet today is as relevant as quoting Reb Moshe on the use of timers.

    You turned out to be wrong about timers; do you still maintain your position regarding internet? (Although I think Rav Miller didn’t actually say this, it’s just a masterful job of imitating his style by DaMoshe.)

    #1475312

    I’m pretty confident that those actually are Rav Miller’s
    words – I think I’ve seen or heard them before.

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    DaasYochid ☕
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    You’re right. Ironically, I found it on the internet…

    #1475444

    ZionGate
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    “…..Ironically, I found it on the internet…”
    Ironically.
    How ironic.

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