Hello dearly beloved,
Lol. I Always wanted to use that. Brothers and sisters, today, I come to you with a little complaint.
Any of you who still have facebook accounts (and hopefully have not been timelined yet, not that it matters anyway) by now should have seen some of those intimidating pictures posted by well-meaning Christian “friends” telling you to “share this or that if you love Jesus too” or “Hit like of you’re part of the 5% who’re not afraid to declare their love for Christ.”
As much as I hate to say this (and I really do hate to), there’s a load of bull in those posts, imho.
You get the same thing on twitter too: retweet if you love Jesus and stuff like that. I honestly do not have any problem with people publicly declaring their faith and so on. Shoving it in other’s faces just isn’t nice. At all.
I don’t have much to say against this, as it’s all very subjective. Each Jesus-Christ-Like-Or-Die post increasingly gets on my nerves, and I begin to sympathize with atheists. I begin to understand why such people, the “intellectual society” will choose to look down on their Christian friends and shake their heads at our awkward little pronouncements of faith.
For me, faith is a very personal thing; not really meant to be discussed ad hoc on the (cyber) streets, but to be debated in well organized places. I must admit my personal flavour of Christianity is vastly different compared to what most other people I know believe.
There’s nothing wrong with being inspired by your faith, but intimidating me, playing the good ol’ guilt card to make me “Like” or share or retweet your post is just stupid and lame. It just makes the devil in me lash out and scroll past or even taunt such images. Such faith is superficial and just plain obscene! Last I checked, it was the devil who played on people like that.
I get it. We have something called “Freedom of Speech” but no one really blows the clarion of “Responsibility For What You Speak”. Those who make and post such stuff, I’ll keep my harshest thoughts to myself. Damn me to hell for all I care. And to those who somehow share/like.retweet what they see, if it’s out of interest or sheer fun, think twice about what you’re playing with. If it is about faith, then stop it; just stop it. It’s not cool.
Shaking my head,