I am about done with facebook.
Or maybe I will just go on some big unfriending spree.
And, no, no one has done anything personally offensive to me, but, jeesh, the way people talk to each other. I have quite a few liberal friends, who post political stuff. Which is fine, I don’t mind seeing it. I may not agree with all of it, but, everyone is allowed to have their own opinion. I have a lot of conservative friends, who post a lot of political stuff. I feel the same way about it.
What bothers me is the people who post garbage for the Lord. What bothers me is the gross generalizations made. A woman recently posted a quote from Roseanne Barr, about how anyone who eats at Chik-FilA should get cancer. Ok. that is a horrible thing to say. So anyway, the “friend” who posted said “Oh of course, what else can you expect from a liberal?” Really? I consider myself to lean more towards liberal than conservative, I would never say that! A family member recently posted an email she received from another family member. Which opened up to a lot of comments, and it was about Chik-Fil-A, and how they were so in the right for their stance on gay marriage. Another person replied “So, I am supposed to let God condemn these people to hell for not believing in him? Sorry for caring about your souls people!”
Right, I must have missed the part where all good Christians followed the Bible to a T, and didn’t have any private issues they were dealing with. I think people are much more likely to care about you worrying about their souls, when you worry about them first. I think they might be more likely to listen to you, if you worried more about how they felt, rather than what they did with their genitals. You know, if I honestly told people the whole story behind mine and Aussie’s relationship, they would probably be shocked, and upset. But, we got to get married so, we’re good people now. Really?
Speaking of our relationship and generalizations, I’m a member of another board, and a few people have mentioned situations like ours, and they are quickly shot down with criticisms. With name calling. With being told how there is no way in hell it will ever work out. Meanwhile, I post something and I am told a hundred times how adorable we are, how I found a good man, how we’re a great couple. Oddly enough, if someone were to post “I met this great guy at a church get together, and he joined my family and I for a picnic. He asked me out, we’ve seen each other several times now, he is really sweet.” This would be the story that gets “awww, that’s amazing, sounds great!” It is also the beginning if the story to my first marriage, and that ended horribly.
Stop making assumptions people!*
All Conservatives are not people who think God allows dead soldiers because of America’s stance on gays.
All liberals are not trying to steal your money to give to lazy people.
All “good guys” aren’t going to give you happily ever after.
All guys who just want a f**k buddy aren’t married liars who will give you aids.
All people who homeschool are not anti-social nuts.
All people who go to public school do not leave uneducated.
All “traditional” families aren’t looking down on others.
All “different” families aren’t trying to destroy yours.
All wives who are ok with their husbands being in charge aren’t abused.
All feminists don’t hate men.
All gay people aren’t trying to convert you.
All men aren’t child molesters.
All poor people are not lazy and stupid.
All rich people aren’t greedy and mean.
All Christians aren’t kind.
All Atheists are not immoral.
All foreigners aren’t here illegally.
All natural born Americans aren’t gun toting, flag waving, NASCAR fans.
All fat people aren’t sitting on the couch all day eating Twinkies while watching soap operas.
All skinny people don’t need a hamburger.
Just stop with the assumptions and the generalizations. You might learn something.
*Please do not mistake any of my generalizations for things I believe. I don’t, but, I have heard ALL these things.