Jump directly to the Content
Jump directly to the Content

Sermon Illustrations

Home > Sermon Illustrations

Is Google a Modern-Day High-Tech God?

Esquire magazine recently gave a scathing critique of the unchecked power and influence of the big four: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Describing the supremacy of Google, the author writes:

As more and more people become alienated from traditional religion, we look to Google as our immediate, all-knowing oracle of answers from trivial to profound. Google is our modern-day god … Think back on every fear, every hope, every desire you've confessed to Google's search box and then ask yourself: Is there any entity you've trusted more with your secrets? Does anybody know you better than Google?

A parody of these beliefs gives 9 evidences that Google is god. It's not as farfetched as one might think.

Google is the closest thing to an omniscient entity
Google is omnipresent.
Google answers prayers (Do a search for all your questions and problems).
Google is potentially immortal.
Google is infinite.
Google remembers all.
Google can "do no evil" (omnibenevolent).

According to Google trends, the term "Google" is searched for more than the terms "God," "Jesus," "Allah," "Buddha," "Christianity," "Islam," "Buddhism," and "Judaism" combined.

Related Sermon Illustrations

The Sum of Human Knowledge Would Fit into Your Local Walmart

When we compare the sum of human knowledge today with what it was just 100 years ago, we are sometimes tempted to think ourselves advanced. Collectively, we have accumulated a great ...

[Read More]

Are We Enslaved to the Internet?

New York Times writer Ross Douthat wrote an article warning people about what he called "the real threat to the human future." What is it? Douthat explains: "the one in your pocket ...

[Read More]