Stop Reading this Blog: National Day of Unplugging starts at sundown Friday

7:00 a.m. on March 4, 2011 (EST)
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Avoid technology (1). Nurture your health (3). Get outside (4). Find silence (9).  Turn off this computer. Hide the smartphone and iPad. Back away from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, email, the TV, and even (...

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12:10 p.m. on March 4, 2011 (EST)
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This might have been a good idea on a Saturday. Lets be realistic, we all have jobs and if we want to keep them, 99% of us will not be "unplugging" on a workday.

12:29 p.m. on March 4, 2011 (EST)
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This might have been a good idea on a Saturday. Lets be realistic, we all have jobs and if we want to keep them, 99% of us will not be "unplugging" on a workday.

BigSmoke, the sabbath day starts at sundown (evening sunset) today, Friday, and goes though sundown (evening sunset) on Saturday. So most of it is on Saturday.

However, if that doesn't work, you're encouraged to apply the principles however they fit into your life. You can also have a weekly unplugged day of your own choosing. I'm considering this for myself.

1:50 p.m. on March 4, 2011 (EST)
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Ok! unplugging tonight. Maybe I should make it easy, grab the wife and head to Shenandoah!

1:57 p.m. on March 4, 2011 (EST)
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Ok! unplugging tonight. Maybe I should make it easy, grab the wife and head to Shenandoah!

Excellent idea! Please report back if you do it. I'm on board (or rather, off-keyboard?) too.

5:33 p.m. on March 4, 2011 (EST)
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This is a great idea.  I'm a semi-practicing Jew, and do Shabbat every week.  Why?  Well, religious reasons aside, the practice of inviting friends, the disadvantaged, and family into your home, celebrating with good wine, and good food, and taking 24 hours to take stock of the blessing of being alive - it's a great process.

 

The nice thing about this particular tradition, is that it has a value that is entirely separate from the Judeo-Christian history.

 

 

8:58 p.m. on March 4, 2011 (EST)
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Nice!

11:47 p.m. on March 4, 2011 (EST)
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I turn off the computer every night before I go to bed.  :-)

5:00 a.m. on March 5, 2011 (EST)
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Unplugging now.

 

Edit: I couldn't do it.

OK, just kidding. I will try this. Thanks for bringing it up.

2:50 p.m. on March 6, 2011 (EST)
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Isn't there something in the bible or even torah about carrying a load on the sabbath? I am pretty sure it says your not supposed to carry a load on the sabbath. 

 

3:53 p.m. on March 6, 2011 (EST)
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Sabbath refers to Holy holiday. It also states to refrain from work in both the Bible and the Torah.. Now the carry a load you refer to is in the Bible, Torah and Quran. That pertains to owners or boss's giving heavy loads to employee's or individuals and not themselve's..IMO..

8:29 a.m. on March 7, 2011 (EST)
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What constitutes "work" on the sabbath is a subject of continuous religious debate.  Sweating, carrying heavy loads, etc..are pretty widely regarded as being "work."  For myself, I think of work as more of a state of mind than a particular level of exertion.  For instance, carrying a heavy load through the mountains isn't always work for me!

 

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