In the Name of The Father, The Son, The Holy Ghost & Facebook
I was debating whether or not I should write about this because it’s a little controversial, but hey let’s just have a friendly debate. My intention here is really not to offend anyone so please don’t get your knickers in a twist. With that said, here goes:
I can’t take all the preaching on Facebook. There, I said it. I have a few friends who are Christians (I’m not sure if they fall into the ‘born again’ category) and every single Facebook status update is a lengthly prayer about how much they love their Jesus.
Now, let me make this clear; I’m not anti-Jesus, I’m just a catholic. We’re taught that your relationship with the Lord is a very personal thing. I get that in other faiths the aim is to ‘spread the word’ but I think there’s a time and a place for everything. I’m not sure Facebook is the appropriate place to be whoring out your faith. I go on Facebook to keep in touch with friends and check out their pictures, not to get slapped in the face with a bible and preached at.
I think it’s wonderful that these people have a relationship with God, I really do, but if I were to become a Satan worshipper, for example, and post lengthly odes to Satan in my status updates, I’m sure my Christian friends would be up in arms and the first people to call me out on it. So, in that same vain, you have to appreciate that not everyone wants to hear your message about how much you love Christ.
The appropriate place for you to spout endlessly about your love for the Jesus would be in church on Sundays. Plain and simple. For once, I just want to see one of my hardcore Christian friends have a status update of ‘Going out to dinner’ rather than ‘The Lord hath blessed me with the ability to walk and catch the bus to this restaurant where we will feast upon all his gracious delights. Thank you Jesus for all you have done for me, I’m not worthy to receive your gifts blah blah blah.’ We get it! You’re thankful! I think even Jesus would be saying ‘Enough already!’
I’d like to commend my Christian peeps, because it’s hard to have faith in anything these days, so more power to you. My only point is, you can’t be offended that not everyone is on the same page as you and you may want to pick a more appropriate forum for your worship, you know, like Church.
So, what say you? Am I out of line for finding preachy updates kind of offensive or do you roll with me on this one?