Thursday, September 10, 2015
Facebook, 2nd Edition
When I heard someone was using Facebook to lie about a friend, I decided it's time to take another look at it.
Did you know Facebook is used by terrorists to recruit the weak-minded-moraled-spirited to their evil?
In our community, guessing ours ain't that much different from yours, a person who pretends to know better is using Facebook to spread vicious-from-the-pit-of-hell lies about someone just to steal a few votes from the ignorant in a forthcoming election.
Parenthetically, Jesus said Satan is the father/source/starter of all lies.
So when someone lies, they betray kinship to...
It kinda reminds me of those old anonymous snail mail letters.
Anyway, I decided it might not be a bad idea for an updated version of an old edition; or as a homiletics professor very close to me often lectured, "Bad people repeat lies which means good people must keep telling the truth!"
The videos, featuring some of my favorite gospel singers, help illustrate related concerns and...
Scratching the Surface
(A Brief and Incomplete Guide to Facebook, Frogs, and Faith)
I don’t do Facebook.
While Facebook is like money – just an instrument that can be used for good or bad or ugly with no morality until we attach ours to it – I’m just not into it.
I know myself.
Too easy to kneejerk and vent and brood and bully and…
Reminds me of those old anonymous snail mail letters; for just like Islamofascistnutball terrorists who hide behind masks while doing the unGodly because they don’t have the courage of their convictions and have deleted Matthew 18 from their auto-suggested theology – Oh, how impressive and brave and noble! – such anonymity is from the pit of hell as antithesis to John 3:19-21.
Sooooooo just as I’ve never read an anonymous letter in over four decades because gutless hurlings are not worthy of our consideration, I don’t do Facebook.
From what I’ve heard, and this could be a boon to parents with under-achieving children, behind every successful student is a deactivated Facebook account.
Really, I’ve heard some people spend more time on Facebook than with their wives, husbands, children, parents, and…even you know who.
It’s the Hotel California syndrome: “You can check in any time you’d like…but you can never leave!”
I’m not anti-social networking.
I’m just not anti-idiot networking.
If I did do Facebook, I’d create an account with the name Nobody.
Whenever somebody posted something silly, stupid, superficial, or slanderous, I’d say, “Nobody likes this.”
O.K., before I totally upset yu’uns addicted to it, please recall I’ve already said it can be used for good or bad or ugly and has no morality until people attach theirs to it.
I see lots of good uses for Facebook.
Flirting with women/men other than your wives/husbands not included.
Sharing potty stories not included.
Gossiping and bullying not included.
Sharing embarrassing photos not included.
Sending a picture of a cloud formation over Capron, Illinois that looks like Miley Cyrus not included.
Claiming 4,234 friends not included.
Reeeeeeeaaaaaallllllly, 4,234 friends?
Annnnnnnd if you don’t mind your demographics being stored by advertisers, IRS, NSA, and…
Help us, Rand Paul!
Again, I see good uses for it; like connecting with family and sharing good news.
A pastor was giving a children’s sermon.
He said, “When I say a word, I want you to say the first word that comes into your mind.”
A little boy yelled, “Jesus!”
The pastor asked, “Why did you say Jesus when I said frog?”
Answer: “Because I know you didn’t call us down here to talk about frogs.”
The preceding isn’t about frogs…or Facebook.
It’s about people who say they love Jesus acting like they love Jesus in their treatment of others when they text, twitter, Facebook, voicemail, use money, or whatever whenever with whomever.
It’s about following Jesus’ golden rule of behavior: “Do to others as you wish they would do to you.”
Caution from Jesus: “As you do it to them, you do it to Me!”
Now read Matthew 25 for the consequences of attaching bad behavior to Facebook and…
Blessings and Love!