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?
A 'friend' from HS was posting religious messages on my FB page a few months ago. One message stated that unbelievers were going to hell. I wrote back suggesting that such messages were intolerate and unwanted. She wrote back suggesting that I was the intolerate one, then unfriended me. Oh well. I quess I have issues!
Here are a few posts from my brother (I read, laugh, share with husband, laugh some more, then ignore) I could go on and on (that there took me about 10 seconds) I usually ignore them, but sometimes I just get so pissed at his holier than thou attitude and his never ending posts about god and jesus.
Can I slap your brother? Not too hard. Just enough momentum to knock out some delusion and make room for new ideas.
Please do, I've been wanting to do that forever now.
Facebook is a monstrous perversion of the public Internet. I'll stay out here in the free world, thanks.
I hate facebook. It's like you don't exist if you aren't on facebook.
Tell that to my creditors.
I remember when Microsoft had actually convinced almost the entire computing world that Microsoft was a monopoly. Sure, they lost millions in anti-trust litigation. But for years, customers were convinced they had no choice but to buy Microsoft products. You can't buy marketing that good for any price.
I was using the Internet long before Facebook appeared. I'll still be using the Internet long after Facebook joins AOL, GeoCities, Netscape, and MySpace on the can't-live-without-it rubbish pile. I didn't use any of them either.
You don't have a profile on Facebook. Facebook has a profile on YOU.
Damn, you're right!
God is my co-pilot, but Satan possessed my brakes.
I had a big time christian send me a FB link to Leonard Cohen' brilliant song "Hallelujah". Apparently he never actually understood the real nature of the lyrics. I'm sure its a common mistake "to hear only what you want to."
Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley's version doesn't carry that last verse, Robert, and I hadn't seen it before, so thanks for posting that.