The Facebook Dilemma

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“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

(Proverbs 15:1 ESV)

I remember fondly as a child the children’s rhyme … “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  My childhood friends and I would sing it in complete unison…with a seemingly perfect flowing melody…as it filled us with fabricated fake courage in the face of yesterday’s more innocent bullies and playground taunts.  But even as we were singing its albeit short but encouraging and uplifting lyrics in perfect unison…I knew deep within my heart…that words hurt…that words can damage the soul….that words sting hard the unsuspecting heart, for even as a very young child…I already played victim to its ugly persistence…the ever hurtful words of a bully….the only existing words that echo through our very skeletal and temporary existence and deeply penetrate our souls with everlasting consequences….

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”

(Proverbs 21: 23 ESV)

Today there exists a new brand of bully…a growing and global phenomenon where cyber animosity protects the worst of bullies….and encourages the very worst of filthy tongues to defile and spill over in mass destruction….its ugly words still sting with penetrating persistence….its consequences remain the same yet are more far-reaching…. much more damaging….Blatant evil spewed from the mouths of complete strangers and directed toward anyone who disagrees with them…disagrees with their ideology…disagrees with their political platform….disagrees with their current “movement”… disagrees with their absence of faith…their total denial of absolute Truth…. and/or is willing to cyber bully back and engage in a hateful war of words…using vulgar terms…derogatory names….demeaning tones….attacking the very fabric of our civilized society….our mothers, our brothers, our sisters, and our grandfathers… even our youngest and growing childhood future are not exempt from its dangerous vice…..the crippling words of a bully who hide cowardly in the complete and secure animosity of Facebook….

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Not only have we witnessed the increase of cyber-bullying over recent months… we now have witnessed the horrifying live streaming of recent murder and bloodshed….the ever growing recruitment tactics of a global terrorist network…. The unsuspicious flowing infusion of a sensationalized media between its posts….and of course… the constant stream of words…pure hateful words….paralyzing words… words meant to attack and degrade…..words meant to divide and conquer…words meant to deceive and confuse….words that will eventually cause us to ruin as a people….as a nation… and as a civilized society….

“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.”

(Proverbs 13:3 ESV)

Isn’t it ironic … (smh…) that a global platform such as Facebook… a platform unheard of just a short time ago… and could be used to promote peace…and unify differences….and encourage greater understanding between the nations…between various people groups… has been slowly defaced and demoralized…and will continually be used for an ever growing evil intent…. by a fallen humanity….a fallen humanity who denies the very existence of a Savior….but are quick to blame God for all the ills in their society….

Do you continue to blame God for this new and growing travesty?

and then there are those who still insist… in a frightening growing majority….this sacred and ancient book which warns us all that harsh words will stir up anger….is mere fiction of an unknown source… in an unknown time…and by an unknown Savior ….as they continue to spin their web of deceit and destruction….

 And they are completely blinded by the only Word!

The only Word which penetrates all time and space!

The only Word which has withstood the test of time!

The only Word which saves us from ourselves!

(lol)…..

lol…..lol…lol…lol…

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Sticks and stones may break my bones….

But words?…….

Do they harm you?

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