Consider, if you will, how difficult (and sometimes annoying) it is when you encounter computergenerated voice menus when you make telephone calls. The emphasis is almost always on the wrong syllable, the monotonic and a-rhythmic cadence is unnatural, and one would not care to listen to more than small amounts of it. If the present trends continue, all public speech may sound similar to this in the future. In both 2004 and 2007, the National Endowment for the Arts released studies tracing the rise of aliteracy (not illiteracy) in the United States: the phenomenon of people who have the ability …
T. David Gordon
Dr. T. David Gordon is professor of religion and Greek at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He is a contributor to By Faith Alone: Answering the Challenges to the Doctrine of Justification.