Monday, May 2, 2011

Hatred, Facebook and Politics

There are lots of things about Facebook that irritate me.  Public displays of affection, among a few other things, is one of my biggest pet peeves.

Another thing that is bothering me about it is the tone of some of my friends.  I am picking up on lots of hatred towards other people from some of my Facebook friends.  Why all the hatred?  Whatever happened to just wanting to live peaceably among each other?  Whatever happened to loving others like Jesus loves us?  And forgiving each other of things...not 7 times, but 77 times!  (Matthew 18:21,22)

Another thing that is bothering me right now is all the rejoicing over Osama Bin Laden's death.  The man was the face of evil...but all this happiness over his death is making me a little sick to my stomach.

For us to be happy over the death of someone...even someone as evil as this man...is not Biblical.

Proverbs 24:14 says, "Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble."

I don't mean to sound un-American or anything.  He was evil and the pain he caused our nation is unforgettable.  And our troops weren't able just to capture him...they had no choice but to take his life.  But to rejoice over his death?  Knowing that he was not a Christian?

I don't know if I can stomach the thought of it. 

Facebook is good for some things.  But all this talk about politics, all the hatred I'm sensing on Facebook, all of it...it's making me wonder about the purpose of it all. 

It honestly makes me want to just delete my account.  But then I think of all the family and friends that I am able to keep in touch with through it, and I decide not to do that. 

This is nothing new, by the way.  I struggle with Facebook once every two or three months.  This is just one of those times. 

Am I always positive on there?  Probably not.  I try to be, but that doesn't mean that I am.  It just makes me want to try harder.  I am thankful that, though we live in an unkind and unforgiving world, God is loving and kind and forgiving.  Even when I don't deserve it. 

Today at my mom's prayer group, we praised God for the attribute of teacher.  In light of teacher appreciation week, it just kind of went hand in hand.  God's word is our instruction manual.  Life For Dummies, I sometimes think it should be called.  With the readers being the dummies.  In His word, God teaches us how to live. 

To love one another.  To forgive one another.  To pray for each other.  To uplift one another.  To encourage one another. 

Hmm.  It's just a little something to think about.  I know I will be. 





1 comment:

cwaln said...

I agree. No need for such celebrating. I know it's a huge deal for us as Americans and we can be glad for a victory in the war on terror, but not for someone's death. It feels weird to rejoice over such a thing.. doesn't seem right. Thanks for sharing. You are beautiful!

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