So I'm sure we all have Facebook friends that post crazy, amusing, disturbing things about god. So what are the worst or most amusing things that you have seen? That and do you ever respond to these posts or just ignore them or even just delete people from your friends list? Furthermore how have other people reacted to your own posts about Atheism or subjects that might go against the faith of friends or family?
At least this is rather amusing, rather than a straight face-palm :D
Come on, CK, everyone knows the spork was designed by dolphins.
I'm getting really tired of reading "repost this if you love god (he just watched you read this). Reminds me of the guilt tripping type theists are... Also it's silly.
Yeah totally... not on FB but in general... So ridiculous, you're supposed to be 'set free' from guilt because of what Jesus did for you, yet you're barraged with passive-aggressive (at best) guilt trips for not spreading that 'news'. What a virus.
Someone I knew in elementary school (Catholic school) recently added me. She was non-religious for a while. She even used to post anti-religious things. She met a man, converted to Islam for him and married him and now frequently posts things on how wonderful Islam is. She posted this quote that I find ridiculous: "Science investigates, religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power, religion gives man wisdom which is control. -MLK jr"
She also once posted that Islam is the best form of guidance and how western influences are poison. I enjoy reading her posts because it really drives home how people can get brainwashed so quickly and so thoroughly.
I fixed this by just deleting my account.... I got so tired of religious facebook bs... And if I said anything benign but obviously non-religious, interacting with the spew, I would get de-friended. A lot of these people I am casual friends with otherwise... otherwise they're normal people I enjoy knowing.
One example is someone posted a bible verse from the epistles, and I posed a non-threatening question wondering how that made sense... It's the one about how this 'list' of people aren't 'inheriting the kingdom of god' ... 'and such were you' and so on. My post deleted and was de-friended just like that. I guess, "How dare I question the word of god!" Maybe that was a clue, in inverse. But that clue meant de-friending the vast majority of people on there. And what's the point of being on there at that point?
To rant on, it also had a bit to do with my just-becoming ex-gf at the time. We had quite a few mutual 'friends' on there. We lived together for a few years, and she left when I was laid off. Evolution at its finest.
And then most of my immediate family friended my ex-wife right around then, randomly after years... I don't really care at all in one sense, since it's been years, but after the events with her I've always maintained no contact or interaction except only what pertains to our kids. In that sense my family put me in an awkward situation.
And then more ongoing religious stuff, from people I grew up with or my family. And just felt squelched.
And then I realized that I hated FB. What a mess. The people I spend time with, or want to keep in touch with, I do this anyway. Otherwise, TA fills the social internetz needs, heh. We're all here for a purpose and it's great reading from and interacting with everyone, because even if there is a disagreement (and often going ad hominem rather quickly sometimes :-( ), people keep talking. For me it's better than sitting on facebook watching drivel that's designed that way (religious), that's for sure.
I guess the point is that for all the above reasons, for me it's not worth it. I do miss laughing at the nonsense though...
I have a friend who always quotes Joyce Meyer and ends every post with thanking Jesus for washing us in his blood and healing us all..gives me the creeps!
Switch to Google+ we are having a much more mature debate there, I find that there are more militant and ignorant xtians on FB!
I have a few family members who always talk about church events and send me invites to said events (that I always decline,) but for the most part, I don't have any crazy religious friends on facebook. Except one...
This is copy/pasted directly from her "about me" section
"God's glory. This is why, and how, and what. Its all about God's glory. The LORD of magnificent splendor, grace, love, forgiveness, the God who gives us more beauty than we ever deserve...how could it not all be for His magnificence!?"
She is probably the sweetest person I've ever met; she's so nice and happy and smiling ALL THE TIME. I just adore her attitude towards everyone and everything. But this is a major turn off. I've come close to defriending her on facebook many times because of stuff like that. It is, literally, all she ever talks about on facebook... It saddens me.
She smiles all the time? ...must be religious euphoria. I had that for a couple months in high school. Good round of antibiotics and I kicked it.
I'm not one for ignoring situations that irritate me. I find that it's best to be proactive in clearing bullshit out of one's life. To that end, I found that the following Facebook post helped me clear several Christians off of my 'friends' list:
If you are a Christian then you are a disgusting vile person and I want you off my facebook 'friends' list now so fuck off. Don't go away mad, just go away. Feel free to express your discontent with this message so long as you 'unfriend' immediately afterward.