Christians on facebook
November 7, 2008
Just came onto a random persons facebook profile (friend of a friend) and her list of groups she has joined caught my eye. A lot of “Christian” groups like: Let’s see how many Christians there is at facebook !!, I bet I can find 1,000,000 Christians, How Wonderful GOD , JESUS , and Holy Spirit is, and I could go on, you’ve seen it. What really caught my eye was ANTI-SKOOL ALLIANSIE (anti-school alliance) and Matt 28:19 -Go and make Disciples!!! standing together. And I wondered, have this person never thought about the fact that being Christian might affect the way I approach something like school? I could mention a couple of other groups she joined which I don’t think I would have joined in good conscience.
Some would point out the fact that opening up your profile on facebook would lead to others being able to make the observations I just did, and thus to “bad witness” or something. Some would say you should close your profile. For me, facebook is a great reminder of how shallow our Christianity has become. And with this I’m not judging the person who’s profile I’ve used, but simply pointing out that the collection of groups people join tend to show that Christianity is only something which affects some private religious part of our lives, and that Christians are still struggling to get to the point where their being Christian affects every aspect of their lives.
Was without internet for about 2 days, but I’m back now.