April 28, 2015 11:50 am at 11:50 am #615582Daniell11Member
Is the internet the yetzer horo? Has it become a tool used by the yetzer horo.April 28, 2015 1:15 pm at 1:15 pm #1074028ED IT ORParticipant
Is Trolling a yetzer hora?April 28, 2015 1:21 pm at 1:21 pm #1074029akupermaParticipant
The internet is whatever you make of it. Do you use email to spread lashon hora? the fault is not with the email server! Do you use the graphic browser to look at inappropriate pictures rather to access resources for learning to Torah? The fault isn’t in the browser software, its with the person who is browsing. Any bad (or good) that you can do with obsolete methods of communication and interaction (books, scrolls, talking to people, shopping, learning, working, etc.) , can be done online.
If a criminal walks up and shoots you and takes your stuff and puts it in a bag, do you blame the gun and the bag (okay, a liberal would, most conservatives would blame the theif).April 28, 2015 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm #1074030ubiquitinParticipant
2)Everything in life is a tool used by both etzer Hara and TovApril 28, 2015 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #1074031mythoughtsParticipant
It sure is. The internet is how many of the tzedakas do their schnorring after telling you how bad it is.April 28, 2015 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #1074032MameshhTov98Member
The Shmaltzer Rebbe once said that going on the Internet is the Soton’s lentil soup… its peshitoh nooo?April 28, 2015 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #1074033chush biroishoyMember
The internet is like a chazar!! The chazar tries to trick us by having the external kashrus signs of split hooves. But is it kosher? nooooo! By here too- the interweb tries to fool us by saying “ooh you can do business on me, you can here shuirim, you can do coffee room” but it is still treif because it’s p’nimi’es is trief! Don’t be fooled!April 28, 2015 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #1074034be joyfulParticipant
the internet removes a person from REAL life & makes him addicted to his phone and computer 24-6
one of the worst tumahs to come to klal yisroel in all past generationsApril 28, 2015 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #1074035Letakein GirlParticipant
This topic has been dissected so many times, it’s really not normal. But I do see the motivation behind discussing it yet again- this is a topic that gets people very passionate either for the Internet or against it.
I think that the Internet, like every other object in the world, can be used for both good and bad, but it is more powerful than most other objects. It’s like a gun- a gun could be used to shoot an innocent victim, or it can be used to shoot a rasha like Hitler, yemach shemo. It’s not intrinsically good or bad- just more powerful either way than most other things.
Where a gun can physically kill a person, the Internet can destroy a neshama. I think that the just like there are steps one has to take to get a gun (background checks and such things), there are things a person must do before getting on the Internet (getting an accountability program.)April 28, 2015 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #1074036yentachayaParticipant
If you are struggling with shmiras einayim on the internet, visit https://guardyoureyes.com/April 28, 2015 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #1074037👑RebYidd23Participant
The World Wide Web can be pretty bad, but it can also be good.
Same for the Internet.April 29, 2015 3:57 am at 3:57 am #1074038nisht gedaiget yiddenMember
Just saying that if you guys think the internet is a yetzer hara then get off of it. In my personal humble opinion (no one has to listen to me) I think that there are good things and bad things about the internet. The same as there is with anything else. There is a good side and a bad side to everything. The same with for example money. If a person has too much of it, it can cause a problem. Each person needs to know how to use everything. As my Rebbeim have taught me, we need to take all of the physical and uplift it to the spiritual. There are many good things that we could do with the internet.
So Yeah. That’s just my personal opinion.April 29, 2015 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1074039Daniell11Member
Then why bejoyful are you on the internet?April 29, 2015 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #1074040☕️coffee addictParticipant
if you look at onkelos by the eitz hadaas it transalates the word mipiryo as meiEBAY hence the eitz haddas was the internetApril 30, 2015 3:15 am at 3:15 am #1074041be joyfulParticipant
how fortunate & thankful I am to Hashem that I only use the internet for my NEEDS i.e. email, buy some cheap products & read a little news. & give you some chizzuk & assist people with advice.
people waste their life on the internet & are addicted to it 24-6 without even realizing how fast their life is slipping by & YOUR LIFE IS NO GAME TO TAKE FOR GRANTED every day is a gift from hashem that you should live another day-Hashem doesn’t say this person with live to 88 & this one to 101 etc…-uvacharta b’chaim…April 30, 2015 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #1074042apushatayidParticipant
See how the Rambam interprets “yezter hara” in the 2nd perek of avos (Not sure what mishna – but the mishna says ayin hara, yetzer hara etc….).
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