Hahaha, I laugh just thinking of them. I know they’re out there. They look like anything from a young adolescent boy up to some homeschool mom. Of course they both use different forms of communication. The teenage boy does it by writing foolish words and you see them all over youtube videos. All the way up to the homeschool mom who uses her blog to hate on/gossip about other people. There honestly isn’t much difference between them.
With power comes responsibility. And many people are just not responsible with their words. Either in life or in the internet. I can see the temptation on the internet especially. #1: You have power when you post on the internet. You could have millions of people read your stuff. People like to feel power, and when they post hateful things about specific people they like it. #2 You want people to read your stuff. And people like to read stuff about people and relationships. That’s one reason I feel we are such a celebrity age. We don’t want real relationships, so we create these celebrities. Every circle has some sort of celebrity. Someone that some elevate and others trash. If you post about specific celebrities you’re going to get a certain response. #3: Even if you have some form of showing what your real name is, you have anonymity. No one is going to search you down and actually discuss with you what you posted about them. Besides maybe commenting.. #4: It’s much easier to hate on someone you don’t know. You can listen to what others say, you can hear what someone says, but unless you actually see their works and their life over a period of time you aren’t going to understand where people are going.
Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t attack someone’s idea. But I believe it’s important that you keep that person who made the statement in anonymity. Attack the idea, not the person. Often, when you mention someone’s name you’ve attacked the person and are no longer attacking the idea.
Are you loving God and loving others when you post what you post?
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