People-Pope Francis wants young people to keep their cell phones far away from the dinner table.
Addressing a young crowd at a university in Rome on Friday, the 80-year-old pontiff improvised a speech warning against the dangers of dinners without dialogue and calling on young people to participate in family meals — rather than text through them.
“When we’re at the table, when we are speaking to others on our telephones, it’s the start of war because there is no dialogue,” he said.
The pope added that people need to work on being kinder and more polite to each other, especially in today’s society where it seems common for people to “insult” strangers.
Mr. Pope Francis, sir, we need some nudes sent your way ASAP. Nothing crazy, nothing to vial (unless you’re into that, I’m sure can set something up), just a lil T&A to show you what these phones are capable of doing and allow us to pump the brakes just a little bit before we start banning them left and right. Getting sent a little tits here and there can quickly remind you of how wonderful a cell phone can be. No wars have ever been started with nudes sent to each other. It’s a known fact since the beginning of mankind and I think we have good odds of keeping the streak alive.
And trust me, I get where you are coming from. It can get daunting spending time with someone when all they can do is check their phones (not because of me but because they are clearly a busy person obviously). But before we go out banning these phones or calling for wars, let us remember the good they can bring to the world. Like online gambling or porn or checking in on newly single Alexis Ren’s Instagram (could also be put in the porn category). Clearly things that we need to hold on dearly too, rather than human contact itself.