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?
The posts regarding Prop 26 were intense. I asked a similar question and got the response that rape and incest were irrelevant. I also mentioned that if abortions were illegal, it would just increase the number of unsafe abortions. Didn't get a response to that. Christians were doing a good job fighting amongst themselves too:
Real Christians believe the Bible. The Bible teaches that life begins at Conception. I don't see how somebody can believe that somebody has the right to kill somebody for no reason if they truly are a Christian. Not everybody that calls themselves a Christian truly is one. Going to church and reading the Bible doesn't make anybody a Christian. When one becomes a Christian, they enter into a relationship with God wherein His Holy Spirit indwells that person. How can somebody in that situation believe that it is ok for somebody to murder somebody? Seeing babies ripped apart, burned alive, etc. inside the womb, and then also seeing them born all except their head and having their brains sucked out totally sickens me. It has arms, legs, eyes, nose, ears, feet, fingers, toes, hands, and everything else that a baby has until it is ripped apart and its skull crushed. It is a baby. It is a life. And abortion is murder.
I have some creationist friends on Facebook. They used to argue about fossils and the like (Neanderthals and horses were two long-running back-and-forths), but they have stopped, now. Maybe I just don't post anything "controversial" enough anymore!
The crazy stuff I see now is the usual 'thank you everyone for praying for me. My back is a lot better now'...and then I hear from the guy's son-in-law that he's also been taking prescribed medicines for it...
I was recently approached out of the blue on FB by a muslim, who sent me a message, saying "[...], & i`m willing to answer any doubt you have in mind about islam (by the will of god)". So I did. I dug up a few things and gave a pageful of questions. (For instance he had said that "it doesn`t prevent you from doing your usual things, on the contrary, it does encourage you to keep practicing them", so I asked about alcohol and if it would have applied had I been a homosexual...). I think I overwhelmed him. But of course got the "You have sinned understanding of the Koran" reply. He was, up until yesterday, still discussing the "have placed a veil over the hearts lest they should understand" quote with me...will see how it develops.
I closed down my Facebook account. Problem solved. I have the email addresses of everyone I really care about anyways.
Pretty much all of my friends are Christian. I get "god" and "jesus" updates constantly in my news feed. There have been so many, I can't think of just one, so I decided to look at today's updates just to pick one for this post. I chose this one, as it shows how a lack of intelligence and a belief in a deity can sometimes go hand in hand :)
I love the updates I see like this:
I know the love of Jesus in my heart, he has touched my life to make me a better person... Amen
Followed by this post:
I got faded last night and that slut tried to take my man... bitch has got to be crazy
I'm not seeing too many more of those anymore since I posted a comment about my public library having a book of Jesus in the biographies of the children's section.
This is from a recent doorstep debate with a born again christian - “the distances in space are just too astronomical to be measured accurately”. That was the end of the conversation.
Look at this marvellous piece of logic and reasoning here. This is a guy I used to know in high school and like many religious people (and many non-religious) he is a decent person. However he thanks God not for his genius and for his hard work but for creating him and as a direct result of creating him, giving him an opportunity to work hard and be a genius. He says God is the creator and is also a non-interventionist; how convenient. He goes on to say that we have free will and we can do what we want and that we have agency.
Major contradiction here; he says God does nothing, I did all the work so I get most of the credit, but somehow God is involved since he has some magical, mysterious and inexplicable hand in everything, SO WE THANK HIM!
I work in the same field as your friend and its always amazing to see smart people who still buy into this god stuff. I always wonder if they really believe or are they doing it for business reasons or perhaps just are too afraid to admit that they don't believe to anyone let alone themselves. A few family law or criminal cases really should cure you of this bible stuff to be honest...
1- I dont trust facebook!
2- I discourage arguing those kinds of people, they just want to argue and argue!
"So I'm sure we all have Facebook friends that post crazy, amusing, disturbing things about god."
Actually.. No. Guess I'm the lucky one. :)
My aunt posts things like this from time to time:
What an absolutely AWESOME day today! Great Sunday School lesson with our 6th grade girls, beautiful and inspiring music from our orchestra and choir followed by a wonderful sermon given by our Awesome Pastor, and to top it off, Frontline blessed my heart this evening! I am so proud to be a part of First Baptist Church Jonesboro! The tone for my week has been set! Giving God all the Praise and Glory! ♥
And my mom will posts things about praying and whatever. I ignore my aunt's posts, but my mom whines enough in her statuses until I finally had to mute her. My mom and I never see eye to eye when it comes to religion, and I see her as too much of a hypocrite, so it's for the best.