Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I Wish You Wouldn't Share Some Things on Facebook

     Some Facebook people find it easy to share things with you that you would rather not have. Most of it's just junk but some of it leaves me with smoke coming out of my ears. Most inappropriate things I can ignore but some leave me fuming for days.

    So somebody shared this graphic with me the other day. The heading is "Problem not guns". There are three very prominent pistols pointing at you. Then it goes on to say(1) hearts without God, (2) Homes without discipline, (3)Schools without prayer, (4) courts without justice.There's a very small bible on the left and very small Jesus figure on the right. It concludes and asks you to say "Amen" if you agree with this.

    Now the reasoning is faulty. They are making some statements that are opinions not facts. They present an all or nothing choice! 

   Now for starters with me guns are a problem. I know some people will disagree with me and leave. However, people can have their opinions. So I cannot say Amen to guns. On (2) I wonder who says what's discipline and what's not? After 37 years of teaching , schools are no place for public and compulsory prayer. And (4) Our courts do a good job. It's not perfect but day in and day out they do what they are supposed to. They dispense the law as it's written.

   Now what really gets me is that they have put all five things in one and ask you to agree. If you don't agree with all things then you are  a dirty rotten fink. 

    This is a poorly disguised
 visual that is promoting guns and that guns are somehow or other related to issues that have nothing to do with guns. 

   So now I've got this off my chest and I feel better.

   Have any of you received this share?


39 comments:

  1. one of the very reasons i don't facebook. plus, i don't want anyone to know much about me. :)

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    1. I'm beginning to think I don't want facebook either.

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  2. I try to limited my time on facebook. I know some people profile photo of gun barrel. I wonder what there message is. To me not a friendly message.
    Hope your day is going well and the coffee is on

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    1. You're right about a not friendly message from the gun graphic.

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  3. I'm not on FB at all. I've thought about joining there but just don't seem to have time and I don't like how it is set up. I'm also not on Instagram or Snap Chat.

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    1. I did like facebook when I first joined.

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  4. I have a former co-worker and distant "friend" on FB who continually shares things like this. She is gentle and sweet and not very astute. I sometimes bother to point out the fallacies of these memes that she get from some "Christian" website, but she really does not grasp their weaknesses and thus, I ignore 90% of them and just hope most people have critical thinking skills.

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    1. Some people have agendas so you get these bizarre graphics.

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  5. As I am not a fink, I don't have a Facebook account. I thought Facebook was a beauty website about cosmetics and facial creams - hence Facebook. I am surprised you need to visit it Red as you are already so handsome! As for guns - I hate them and I think that those who defend them are narrow-minded idiots (Except of course for remote farmers, vets, pest control guys and others who might have legitimate reasons for using guns from time to time).

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    1. Well, you're not really missing much by not having a facebook account,but wait a minute, you might not be as handsome as I amd!!! I'm with you on the guns.

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  6. It's an awful thing, isn't it? They are really bad around politicians. I just stop getting these newsfeeds from people like this. The worst was a 90-something man in the US, who kept sending LONG emails about how OBama was Muslim, a terrorist, not a US citizen, etc., etc. I blocked him. argh

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    1. Some people are not even close to reality.

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  7. I haven't seen that specific post, but there's a lot of junk on Facebook that people mindlessly pass along without considering it very critically. That simplistic all-or-nothing mentality is attractive to some because it makes things easy. There are no gray areas, no lingering questions, no doubts. Just God, guns and guts! Unfortunately, in my experience, the world doesn't work that way.

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    1. There's so much junk I'm considering closing my account.

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  8. I haven't seen that particular one, but I've seen similar stuff....I just scroll right on by (the heathen that I am! ha-ha) These folks seem to forget that our country was founded on the freedom to practice (or not) whatever religion you believe. I don't ever post anything political on Facebook...it's not going to change anyone's mind.

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    1. There are many people who think freedom of religion is only for christians.

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  9. Logically you think Christians would be for the most part anti-gun, but at least half of them love theirs.

    When a school shooting happens they say "they took God out of schools"

    but if it happens in a church nobody says "they took God out of church"

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    1. Logic leaves many of the faith groups. The gun groups have absolutely no logic good or bad.

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  10. i saw a small group forwarding opinions on Facebook, a few that was all they posted. I wrote a summary of what I didn't care to have jam up my page, and unfriended a few who couldn't stop

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    1. Some of these people just borrow what's there with no thought at all.

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  11. I hardly follow any family members anymore on Facebook for this very reason. I can't stand that stuff and most of our family are Texas Redneck types. What disturbs me more is a sweet Christian professing lady who regularly 'likes' all that stuff. I have to think she doesn't read it, just sees something on it related to 'Christian' and clicks 'like.' Very disturbing.

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    1. I like your idea that someone sees one word and "click" off it goes.

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  12. It doesn't sound familiar but most of what I see posted on Facebook is nonsense.

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    1. It seems to me that facebook went this way in the last five years.

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  13. I agree with you. I have not seen that particular post, but it's quite simplistic and black and white in its world view.

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    1. They also think the rest of us are simpletons .

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  14. I haven't seen this particular post but way too many similar ones with faulty logic and ridiculous arguments. It seems like there is an epidemic of Stupid recently on Facebook. I try to ignore it and not even read it because you can't reason with people who have already made up their minds and refuse to use their brains. It makes me too upset to read the stuff so I don't!

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    1. I certainly skip most of it. this one was just too in your face.

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  15. Face book no thanks. The armed Old Testament Christians. No thanks...

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    1. I like the term armed old testament christians.

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  16. Yes, I see stupid stuff on FB all the time, but I have been able to limit some of it by unfollowing some folks, including family, and also indicating that I do not want future posts from that source.
    I do find it ironic how "Christian" guns seem to be.

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    1. I agree that the very people who should be peaceful are full of violence.

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  17. I haven't gotten that one, but I could have written what Linda Reeder just said. I have family and friends who think it's their Christian duty to put these up, or gun lovers who want to convert me. I use the Facebook ability to limit what I see and ignore the rest. Or I unfollow some really obnoxious ones, even if they are family. :-)

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    1. I'm going to have to unfriend this guy even though he is a rellie!

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  18. That stuff makes me crazy, and probably I'd be unfriending that person too!

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  19. Hi Red, I sure love this post! You are so right-on! I'm on Facebook but really, really don't like it that much. I sure don't like some of the stuff "friends" post and, if anything, makes me feel like they are less of a "friend". Often I end up laughing at the stupidity!

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  20. I've seen many similar things posted and just ignore them. I guess I'm a dirty rotten fink :)

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  21. I tried Facebook for a very brief time and hated it. Hated it! Wish I had never signed up in the first place.

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  22. I haven't seen that particular one, but I try to only use facebook to keep up with my family and to say happy birthday to people I know. I'm a pretty lame facebooker. :)

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