Tuesday, January 26, 2010

“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” -St Francis of Assisi

"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them." ~Dave Barry
Lately I have become increasingly frustrated with people using social networking sites as a way to promote their religious beliefs. Posting links to articles on the Vatican's website or essays about the sins of homosexuality is, in my opinon, not appropriate on a website that was designed to help people keep in touch with friends and family.
I am sure that there is somewhere in cyberland that is much more appropriate for this type of disucssion-blogs for instance, or discussion forums on online religious communities. Not only will your ideas be more seriously considered and discussed but you will, most likely, not run the risk of offending people who are on the site just to keep in touch with their friends.
I am pretty sure that Jesus would like technology (he invented it, after all) but I don't think he wants his words to be misspelled, misinterpreted and plastered all over peoples FB status' in your misguided attempt to convert your Facebook Friends from sinners to saints.
"I'm not religious, but I like God and he likes me."
~Tony Kushner, Angels in America

1 comment:

  1. trying to "convert" people like that is very much the american mindset... more accurately the southern rural mindset. it's not "live and let live" so much as "the way i live is the only right way to live, and i'm a bad person if i don't try to impose the way i live on every single person i meet".