Google Shouts It From the Housetops

In a non-Biblical way, that’s what Google CEO Eric Schmidt is telling everyone:

Eric Schmidt suggests you alter your scandalous behavior before you complain about his company invading your privacy. That’s what the Google CEO told Maria Bartiromo during CNBC’s big Google special last night, an extraordinary pronouncement for such a secretive guy.

The generous explanation for Schmidt’s statement is that he’s revolutionized his thinking since 2005, when he blacklisted CNET for publishing info about him gleaned from Google searches, including salary, neighborhood, hobbies and political donations. In that case, the married CEO must not mind all the coverage of his various reputed girlfriends; it’s odd he doesn’t clarify what’s going on with the widely-rumored extramarital dalliances, though.

The Biblical way is as follows:

Do not, therefore, be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed which will not be revealed, nor anything hidden which will not become known. What I tell you in the dark, say again in the light; and what is whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops. (Matthew 10:26, 27).

Christians are used to the reality that God is watching us, knows everything that we do and will call us to account for it.  (Or, as I told one pastor, God is watching us from a distance, but he’s using binoculars.)  Secuarlists aren’t, which is why they are disproportionately concerned with privacy issues.

One of these days Eric Schmidt, like the rest of us, will discover God’s evaluation of what he’s been seeing through those binoculars.  In the meanwhile…

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