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23-12-2011, 11:14 AM
Facebook Preachers
One of my sons 13-year-old friends put on Facebook: Like My Status IF YOU WANNA GO TO HEAVEN (he saw you read this) REPOST IF YOU REALLY WANNA GO.

63 people "liked" it.

I see these reposts about religion all the time from kids that have had no idea what they are even "liking". Most don't go to church and the ones that do don't go to the actual sermon and the ones that do go to the sermon don't read the bible they just listen to how the pastor decides to interpret a certain passage.

My hope is that they will eventually become critical thinking adults and study the evidence provided my modern scientific studies rather than cherry picked text from a 2,000 year-old-book
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23-12-2011, 01:14 PM
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I've seen random stuff like that come up on the facebook feed ... I usually just ignore it. It is disturbing though, that many feel some need to jump on the bandwagon and "like" just about anything - just to stay popular with their friends or whatever. I would hate to instill that kind of learned, habitual behavior in anyone, especially an impressionable teen.

Whatever happened to being unique? Yes, it's a challenge to be unique and maybe even a bit lonely at times... but uniqueness has a longer shelf life than popularity. One can be unique for an entire lifespan with intermittent moments of popularity. Popularity is a one shot deal.

The odds at being happy are so much greater for the unique.
Smile I say we outwardly embrace our inner freak!

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23-12-2011, 04:13 PM
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This was just posted by a 12-year-old kid in his own words, not a repost, which takes it from creepy to scary.

"Holy spirt please work in me and for me because I need to be more like the one the I worship and god please forgive me of all me sins and all of my friends sins. Some are blind and I need to help but I need courage to do that and that is what I ask u for today and I am week of thank you god."
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23-12-2011, 05:06 PM
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(23-12-2011 04:13 PM)free2011 Wrote:  This was just posted by a 12-year-old kid in his own words, not a repost, which takes it from creepy to scary.

"Holy spirt please work in me and for me because I need to be more like the one the I worship and god please forgive me of all me sins and all of my friends sins. Some are blind and I need to help but I need courage to do that and that is what I ask u for today and I am week of thank you god."

Ah, yes, children love to sound smart when they talk about god. It's the one topic where they can be specialists too... Besides, I find the prayer for "courage" to help the "blind" quite encouraging. It's the best way they can get their asses handed to them early on and stand a good chance to find their way to reason.

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23-12-2011, 05:47 PM
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(23-12-2011 11:14 AM)free2011 Wrote:  One of my sons 13-year-old friends put on Facebook: Like My Status IF YOU WANNA GO TO HEAVEN (he saw you read this) REPOST IF YOU REALLY WANNA GO.

63 people "liked" it.

I see these reposts about religion all the time from kids that have had no idea what they are even "liking". Most don't go to church and the ones that do don't go to the actual sermon and the ones that do go to the sermon don't read the bible they just listen to how the pastor decides to interpret a certain passage.

My hope is that they will eventually become critical thinking adults and study the evidence provided my modern scientific studies rather than cherry picked text from a 2,000 year-old-book

I see crap like this in my newsfeed ever g'damn day!

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23-12-2011, 06:09 PM
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I see it often in youtube comments, honestly, if you really want to make a difference, donate money. "Like" on facebook doesn't do much.
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23-12-2011, 07:36 PM
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I don't think it's a big deal, it's easy enough to ignore them or just delete it off your news feed. I think they're really dumb though, I doubt God would care whether I liked my friend's Facebook status about Him.

James 1:27
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world"

"Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist." C.S. Lewis
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23-12-2011, 07:41 PM
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I see this daily also. Every time I see this I think to myself how silly they sound. It's my friends down here in Louisiana that really get to me. It's like a lack of education is celebrated here. I am probably wrong with saying that but jeesh....

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23-12-2011, 07:43 PM
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(23-12-2011 07:36 PM)Sharks9 Wrote:  I don't think it's a big deal, it's easy enough to ignore them or just delete it off your news feed. I think they're really dumb though, I doubt God would care whether I liked my friend's Facebook status about Him.

It was undoubtedly the impetus for the ignore feature on FB...

I have the most egregious friends on ignore - including the chief of staff at Saddlerock (or saddleback, or Brokeback, or whatever Rick Warren's church is called...

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23-12-2011, 07:59 PM
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(23-12-2011 07:36 PM)Sharks9 Wrote:  I don't think it's a big deal, it's easy enough to ignore them or just delete it off your news feed. I think they're really dumb though, I doubt God would care whether I liked my friend's Facebook status about Him.

What concerns me is the younger generation is going backwards. They are exposed to a great deal more scientific information then ever before yet believing in this mythological god is seen as cool.
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