Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ranting About FaceBook

If you are a user of Facebook, you have not doubt received the message that is some sort of a declaration of complete love for and devotion to some cause.

It could be about your relationship to God, your love for Jesus or whatever cause that your "friends" deem important enough to send on to you.

What really fires me up is that after reading this post you have just received, it ends something like this ... "90% of people do not have the guts or nerve to re-post this, if you REALLY love ... (whatever) ... re-post in your page." Through manipulation and shame many are pressured in to re-posting this junk.

It may be true that I'm a poor excuse for a Christian but I refuse to re-post any of those kind of posts! So, all that being said I saw this on Facebook today and just had to laugh. I'm pretty sure that God has better things to do than monitoring Facebook posts!

This is a great cartoon:

I Remain,
Pastor Steve

1 comment:

Andrew Sutton said...

I find many of those posts are made by people who would never in their wildest dreams walk up to someone face to face and ask them if they knew for certain if they died that they would go to heaven, or even ask someone if they could tell them what it means to them that Jesus died on the cross to take away the penalty of my sins. To me, it seems a bit hypocritical, which is kind of representative of society (Christianity?) today.

I try to make it my habit to not post anything on fb that I wouldn't say in person, or that I wouldn't want someone to ask me about face to face. And I can't think of anything I would say that I would try to guilt someone into repeating by coming down on them with statistics that are likely made up anyway.

Sometimes I'm challenged by those posts, or even convicted a little, but I try to consider the source. Knowing how a lot of people would react if they were offered the opportunity to make a challenge like that before a live audience definitely helps me keep things in perspective there.

As always, thanks for a thought provoking post. I'm in the 97% that won't repost it though... :-)