That, and Zuck flirting with politics are two good reasons to stay away.
It's crazy - it really is. It's just a place to connect and post dumb stuff for me. I'm sorry I got involved.
I thought you posted your dumb stuff here? What?
Well yeah, but ...
I use Facebook mostly for interest groups now. I have learned a lot in areas that interest me. Personal stuff not so much. After the election of 2016 it went downhill fast. I avoid all the feuding and personal opinions as much as possible.
I just had two people going at it in the com box - one deleted his arguments, the other kept defending - all about racism and Nazis after Charlottesville. I removed the post. The partisans are going crazy with the story and calling out one another. I don't think people think very deeply any longer, especially about what they say online. One guy called the other a liar for posting a news story, when the correct thing to do is to challenge the veracity of the news report or to say, 'that story is not true, and here's why.'
I agree with you Terry. It is so easy to present shallow stupid arguments on line. I am sorry to say I have been guilty too. The need to be right supersedes the need to be a rational Christian adult. I have noticed one thing about myself. As I increase my time in prayer (still relatively very little) I am less likely to be ego driven and more likely to be tolerant of others. It does not come naturally. It is through grace and grace alone.
Please comment with charity and avoid ad hominem attacks. I exercise the right to delete comments I find inappropriate. If you use your real name there is a better chance your comment will stay put.