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Should phones be banned from church?

  1. lmarsh1203 profile image60
    lmarsh1203posted 6 years ago

    Should phones be banned from church?

  2. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    I can understand why people wouldn't want to be bothered in Church... but what if God is trying to call you??

  3. frugalfamily profile image74
    frugalfamilyposted 6 years ago

    I had my phone placed in the nursery and I got a number.  They would post your number just like a crying infant if you needed to tend to business!

  4. lovelife08 profile image60
    lovelife08posted 6 years ago

    I don't believe they should.  The newer phones have applications for the Bible now.  I find it easier to carry my Bible in my phone in my pocket than carry an actual Bible (not that I mind carrying one, just easier to fit in your pocket).

  5. onegoodwoman profile image76
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    Yes, and courthouses, and classrooms, and the roadways...........

    Personally, I often turn my phone "off", just because, I value my quiet time more than your demands.

    I am not a doctor, a rescue  person...................there is NO THING in a life or death situation that I could advise you on..............If I am not available to my staff..............handle it the best you can and tell me about it in the morning.

    If it involves the emergency of my parent, my sib can call me at 2 am.......he, hubby and children should be the only ones accepted to interrupt my sleep.

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    nikashi_designsposted 6 years ago

    It is horrible, dead quiet in the the church and someone's phone starts playing " Who Let The Dogs Out". What makes it worse is the person picks up and starts chatting away. Maybe banning might make sense, but it penalizes the 99.9 percent of the people that turn off or set the phones to vibrate. Common sense dictates that if your not a doctor or emergency response personnel, you have no right to disrupt or impose your stupidity on others

  7. point2make profile image82
    point2makeposted 6 years ago

    It 's not the phones that are the problem It is those ignorant people who don't have sense enough to turn their phone off when they go to church. A child can be excused and corrected but how do you correct an adult who should have the sense to know better....that's the scary part! The lack of any common sense and good manners these days is shocking and sad.

  8. ibbarkingmad profile image81
    ibbarkingmadposted 6 years ago

    Should sinners be banned from church? No, but sin should be. My point is that people should maybe silence their phones or turn them off. Like with any technology there is a time, a place and a proper use. I use my phone for the scriptures and note taking. I also have used it to entertain little children with coloring apps and such. I always silence my cell before I enter the church however.

  9. wilbury4 profile image71
    wilbury4posted 6 years ago

    I bet the vicar has one, switched to silent!

  10. jammyedwards1 profile image61
    jammyedwards1posted 6 years ago

    I think that they should as it is completely disrespectfull to have one and especially answer one in church

  11. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    If not banned definitely turned off. They are annoying as heck.

  12. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    I don't mean to sound offensive or anything - but that's a SERIOUSLY dumb thing to consider.

    Do you want people to go to the church, or not?  Can't there just be a sign up, or possible a song leader or pastor simply say, "please turn your cell phones to vibrate or off" before the service?

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    Giselle Maineposted 6 years ago

    No, because what if there was an on-call physician there? I mean, it would be silly to skip church just on the off-chance that a patient would call during the service. And how would that be implemented that anyway - a mass handover of phones at the entrance for anyone who forgot to leave theirs in their car?  Or a ban on entering the church if carrying a cellphone - even one that's off? - I don't think Jesus wants to turn people away.

    However, I do think that a sign at all entrances to the main sanctuary should say 'Please turn cellphones off or silent or vibrate'.  I'm not fond of cellphones ringing either during church, but I think the solution is to make it socially unacceptable to have ringing cellphones in church, instead of a ban on bringing them in.