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Facebook has been quite a "down the rabbit hole" experience for me. Should Christians be on Facebook (social media)? Why/why not?

Moderator - Yes they should. We reach 10 to 15 million unique users per week on Facebook with our Posts.

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 ---Leon on 6/13/13
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Thankyou,Leon, great to see you again on here, much respect,as always! Oh, before I forget . You speak Spanish? muchas gracias!
su hermana en Cristo.amen.
I say: thankyou very much from your sister in Christ.amen.
---lidia4796 on 7/23/13


Hola Lidia. Gracias. God bless! :)
---Leon on 7/20/13


Hello,like most anything Now a days you got to be carefull, what you put on such like Facebook, you can have noble worthy intentions, this beautifull young woman here, News said " this guy went
to her job, dollarstore, now,both
found dead her & a coworker who maybe thought as the boyfriend.
I was not able keep up over 300 people wrote me, via friends fr CNT.
I am only able to keep up a few,on here I feel comfortable. God knows we have all kinds of people, I have been stalked on my android. I believe CNT is so correct about not use your real name,for safety reasons.Thankyou CNT moderators,you work hard.Love of Jesus! God keep our hearts & minds on Jesus, peace.
---lidia4796 on 7/20/13


...My grandmother use to make all kinds of items from sweet potatoes...I miss...[her] sweet potato cobbler. I have seen the pies, but never cobbler...Facebook has connected many people who have been separated for years..."
---Nikki on 6/22/13


Nikki: Sweet potato pies are commonly made today, most everywhere I've been, but sweet potato cobblers are a rarity in 2013. My daughter is searching for a recipe to make one. My mother, aunts & grandmother use to make them when I was growing up. I haven't had one in 40+ years! :) My daughter does make marvelous fried pies (apple, peach, sweet potato).

Social media is good minus predators. But, we must take care of the info we gives out. Not everyone is your friend! :)
---Leon on 6/22/13


Leon, yes sweet potato chips and fries. They are great and tasty. My grandmother use to make all kinds of items from sweet potatoes.
The thing I missed from her dishes is called sweet potato cobbler. I have seen the pies, but never cobbler.
I guess it must have been her own creation.
She died in 1989. She was a good country cook.

Well enough of my eating habits.

Facebook has connected many people who have been separated for years.
People just drive me nuts tell me about how they just been to the store.
I am waiting for a reason.
Where they shot while in the store?
If not, why are they posting that information?!
Only a stalker cares.
---Nikki on 6/22/13




"I do ask forgiveness. I was trying to help you. If you want, mail me at elder2291 and we talk it over. I'll send you my phone number."
---Elder on 6/21/13


Apology accepted Elder & no hard feelings. :) Let's move ahead in the spirit of brotherly love & ask the good Lord to bridle our tongues & word our mouths to His glory, honor & praise.

Nikki: I'm glad you don't have a drinking problem. That's a real bear! I know because I've been there. :) Have you tried sweet potato chips? They're healthier than potato chips & beer has a lot of calories.
---Leon on 6/21/13


leon, I do vouch for Bro. Elder. I really don't know you but you have always been nice to me and I appreciate that. I don't like confrontation either. it actually makes me sick to get so upset over minor things. I will take a stand for God and His Son.....and my bible.
---shira4368 on 6/21/13


Leon, I know I don't have a drinking problem.
I don't even like the taste of it. I don't understand how people can drink beer. It is very bitter to me.

I drink wine if I can find a sweet type. But, I found out that wine and other alcohol drinks are very fatten.
So, I if had to cut some calories it sure wasn't going to be food in order for me to drink alcohol. I rather eat more chips and drink water, then a little chips and beer. It picked alcohol.

Somehow I didn't dawn on me to connect the saying 'beer belly' to drinking too much beer.
---Nikki on 6/21/13


"Please talk to (reason with) your friend Pharisee! Though he continues to rail against me (won't let it go), I've forgiven him & the other immature bloggers here." Leon
Leon I never considered anything but forgivness toward you.
I do ask forgivness. I was trying to help you. If you want, mail me at elder2291 and we talk it over. I'll send you my phone number.
---Elder on 6/21/13


Nikki: I agree with you & the Mod. Though its been like being in Wonderland, Facebook is more about being in the world though we Christians aren't to be of the world. No doubt, we should be there representing the Light of the World (Jesus ~ John 8:12).

About alcohol: I use to drink it & the Lord enabled me to quit in '74. I too thought I didn't have a drinking problem & could drink alcohol until I realized it was drinking me to death! :) May I ask what kind(s) do you drink? I plied myself with all kinds.

Regarding food: Now, that's a big addiction for most people! In the lives of a great many people, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, sweets of any kind, etc., RULES!!!
---Leon on 6/21/13




Yes, I think Christians should and can be on Facebook. I have a facebook page, but I not on it a lot. It has been over 2 months since I logged in.

I think it depends on if you can handle Facebook.

Some can't handle Alcohol.
So some Christians want to ban alcohol. I can drink alcohol without getting drunk and put it down without drinking another sip for years.
I don't have a drinking problem.
FOOD is my problem. I eat too much.
I love cookies, cakes, pasta and breads.
I have a weight problem.
Just because I can't stop eating cookies after the 2nd one doesn't mean no one should eat cookies.
It might only means Nikki shouldn't eat cookies.
---Nikki on 6/21/13


"Leon let it go dude...I know Elder personally and he's a really good man, he's helped me be a better husband and man of God with VERY wise council in the past. Stop the madness and start again, trust me in this, Elder is someone who'll be worth knowing if you give him a chance.

God Bless you"
---Pharisee on 6/20/13


Please talk to (reason with) your friend Pharisee! Though he continues to rail against me (won't let it go), I've forgiven him & the other immature bloggers here.

Thank you & Shira for being willing peace makers. God bless!!! :)
---Leon on 6/21/13


Leon let it go dude.

Any of us can get in a knot over what is written here for all manner of disagreements and discord.

It really doesn't matter who's right or wrong, it's not like your fight with Elder is over anything important anyway.

Furthermore I know Elder personally and he's a really good man, he's helped me be a better husband and man of God with VERY wise council in the past. Stop the madness and start again, trust me in this, Elder is someone who'll be worth knowing if you give him a chance.

God Bless you
---Pharisee on 6/20/13


Now, about being rude.
Is Leon the character police?
All that Leon wants is to cause friction and problems.
There is no private post on the blogs. If I were wrong CN would have removed the post.
Leon lies also. He said he was through with me yet continues on.
He is no more than a Nemesis to us all. He displays anger and hate and then states he has been offended. Leon wouldnt have to do things like this if he had any content. He slanders my friends that have posted here for years before he ever woke up to CN.
Now he tries to identify himself with the righteous Job. Hint to Leon, Job wasnt in sin.
Again, Leon, if you were so concerned about someone else answering your question why didnt you private mail Bill?
---Elder on 6/20/13


Trish: I respect your right to voice an opinion, but you really don't know me so please don't think you're qualified to judge me. Like I opined previously, you remind me of one of Job's judges. So, let's just leave it at that.

Thx Shira. I'll take your word for it & willingly forgive Elder since you vouch for him. Let's all chalk this whole matter up as a "down the rabbit hole" (A Mad Tea-Party) learning experience & move forward without any hard feelings. We definitely need to get back to "Christ-like replies"!

By the way, confrontational isn't a bad thing if it's for a good reason. :) Jesus & many others in the Bible were confrontational. I think that's called righteous indignation.
---Leon on 6/21/13


Leon, you do not have the ability to stop and just move on because you continue to excuse your behavior, to even use the Word of God to excuse what you do because of stories in the Bible about behavior to others. That is pretty shameful. Everyone here does have a purpose, even you and so do the Mod's from CN.
---Mark_V. on 6/21/13


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leon, if you knew bro. elder you wouldn't dislike him so much. I know how him and his wife live. you have never been rude to me but you are a little confrontational. we are to love our neighbor as ourself but I can say, hardly anyone loves their neighbor...neighbor meaning everyone around you.
---shira4368 on 6/20/13


Leon: You are right. I have not every post you have posted. Of the posts by you that I've read, they were mostly hostile.

As for accusing you of feeling inferior, I've dealt with my own sense of inferiority enough to know that people who accuse people of acting superior have a feeling of inferiority. You are in denial.

It is not piety that has motivated my posts to you, but empathy. I feel bad for you. You must be very miserable in some way or another, to show so much anger and hostility to so many people here on Christianet. As I've said multiple times, I used to be just like you, miserable inside and out, spewing anger and hateful words toward anyone and everyone.
---Trish on 6/20/13


Trish, friend of "rude dude" aka Elder: I really don't have any animosity towards you or anyone else here. But, what about your saying that I feel inferior (6/15). Really?! :D Where did that come from? Was that respectful? Did you "review" that comment or was it convenient for you to overlook it? And, you probably don't think you "falsely accused" me (6/16) of having falsely accused Elder of being rude? Now, today, you've labeled me as being hostile & hateful on all the blogs/threads. Have you read "all" of my posts? Of course not! :/ You're just siding with your bully bud, you know who, so please save the piety for someone who doesn't know any better. Tough love you! :)
---Leon on 6/20/13


Leon, I have reviewed my posts to you,and at no time was I rude to you, or hostile. I have actually tried to help you. I see you behaving in a way that I used to. I've tried to give you some encouragement and Scripture that loving Christians have given me. I've shared with you some of what has helped me stop behaving the way you have been behaving. Not to judge, or police, but as one Christian exhorting another.

None of my posts to you were hostile. Yet, every time you have referenced me it was with hostility. I do not deserve it. I've spoken to you with respect. I deserve the same.

Please take a moment to pray and meditate on Scripture, before you post another thing.
---Trish on 6/20/13


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Mark, Trish, "Elder": Let's talk "RUDE BEHAVIOR" please: Suppose you were in a public place, like a supermarket, & someone cuts line in front of you or how about being in a parking lot, you're about to park in a slot & someone cuts in front of you OR what if you're talking to someone & another person cuts in without being polite enough to say, "May I" or "If you don't mind"? :) CN blogs/threads are indeed public places with official moderators. So, why are there "self-appointed" (vigilante) CN blog monitors who think they can police the comments of other bloggers as they see fit? That's nothing short of being a "blog bully" exhibiting RUDE BEHAVIOR!
---Leon on 6/20/13


Mark, Trish & "Elder": Ironically, you three remind me of Job's friends who thought they were right & Job was the one with issues. Yet, the Lord ultimately showed them they were far from the truth of the matter.

About "name calling": I agree, that can be vicious though I never intended it to be as such. When I've conveniently "re-arranged" your names, it wasn't to demean you, but to helpfully show you your character flaws.

Jesus called Herod a fox. (Lk. 13:32) I believe He inferred Herod was a cunning, deceitful & filthy little DOG. Pay attention my "frienemies", the Bible is full of spotlighted, "purpose driven" name calling (rebukes). :)
---Leon on 6/20/13


Leon, you have an anger issue. You try your best to keep it together but you go off the wall right away. No one is trying to make you look bad. Most only want to answer the questions you ask. Here you say,
"For what it's worth (probably not much), I've decided to answer your question Mark. In a nutshell, I don't like & won't tolerate RUDE BEHAVIOR."
It is you who has a rude behavior. Somehow you do not see your own behavior as wrong to even changing the name of the people you are answering. I'm sure that people will answer your questions kindly, if you can keep it together. I believe everyone here loves to talk about Bible topics and what they know. Give people a chance.
---Mark_V. on 6/20/13


Leon: Elder, Mark and I can reply to any of your posts, on any blog, regardless of whom you were originally addressing with a question. These blog threads are not for private conversations. The e-mail section of Christianet is for private communication.

You have never been anything but hostile, on every thread on here. I may not like everything that everyone posts on CN, but I love everyone here, including you. Problem is, you have so much hate in you, you can't see that.

I hope you'll take some time to really meditate on Psalm 139 and 1 John. Until you comprehend the love God has for you, you can't love your neighbor as yourself. Yet, that is a command.
---Trish on 6/20/13


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Leon, I can have the last word because you can't contend with the truth.
You even take the context of my statements and try to make them yours. That shows that you have no ability to think on your own.
Then you purposely try to make a statement or make me mad by misusing my name. You can't do that either. I have dealt with the mentally ill and simple children before.
You claim that I personify the things that you are. One thing that you arn't is Christ like on any blog or answer I have ever seen you give.
So, snivel and sniff some more little man. You are still my little play toy.
---Elder on 6/19/13


Smellder: Do you ever really listen to yourself? You need professional counseling/HELP. It's really sad! I have nothing further to say to you in this regard. You personify everything you say I am. So go ahead, you can have the last word. I'm finished with you! :)
---Leon on 6/19/13


Leon, it is clear that you don't have the gift of helps.
If you wanted the Mod only to answer your little question why didn't you e-mail him? Why didn't you say you wanted an answer only from him? What was rude about my answer?
If you don't like rudeness then you must not shave in a mirror.
Every blog I have seen you on you are rude. You are and have a sniveling little character and need more help than anyone here can give you. You are a typical bully. You just don't have the horsepower to scare anyone.
Why don't you post another public question for anyone. I'll answer that one too if I want. PS: and there ain't 'nothin you can do about it. sniff, sniff...
---Elder on 6/19/13


For what it's worth (probably not much), I've decided to answer your question Mark. In a nutshell, I don't like & won't tolerate RUDE BEHAVIOR. My question of the moderator was between me & the Moderator (point "a" to "b"), but I got a rude butt in, "c" response, from Elder of which I didn't appreciate. Then, on top of that mess, I got an outhouse full of pseudo-psychotherapy from you, Trish & Smellder! That's it ~ have a good day!!! :/
---Leon on 6/19/13


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Leon, you posted a question and even ask for the opinions of others, and when someone answered you, you simply get mad. You said,
"Facebook has been quite a "down the rabbit hole" experience for me. Should Christians be on Facebook (social media)? Why/why not?"
You explained the experience is bad for you. And ask for the opinion of others. When they answer, you don't like their answers, why even post a question? Facebook has very good information for some, and might not be the way to go for others. All we do is give our opinions. The word "unique users" mean special people, that are different, and that is us. Why accuse anyone for a simple answer? If you are a brother in Christ, why all the hostility?
---Mark_V. on 6/17/13


Pool lil' Leon, he has to use a preverted version of the Bible to try to make himself into something.
But it does kinda explain what kind of fool he is.
Prov 29:10a The bloodthirsty hate the upright: I can see why Leon hates me as he does. Yet, he treats everyone like this. I believe he is the resurrected Eloy or his twin.
But he will be gone soon enough from CN. People like him just don't last. They are like little knats just trying to suck someones blood. Smack em' and they are gone....
Smack!
---Elder on 6/16/13


It is written:

A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating. (Proverbs 18:6 ESV)

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet. (Proverbs 29:9 ESV)
---Leon on 6/16/13


I understand Trish. Like his last post, that is all Leon knows to do.

Peon.... ugh Leon this is not a "Mutual Admiration Society" as you say. No one admires or respects you. That is something you must earn.
Tells us of one post you have made anywhere on CN that was helpful to anyone but your own ego.
---Elder on 6/16/13


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So, it goes on-and-on with the CN Mutual ADmiration Society. CN has also, more so than Facebook, been a "down the rabbit hole" experience into the world/whorl of self-righteous, "rude" mad men & naively foolish women! Tea anyone?! :)
---Leon on 6/16/13


Elder: When I referred to being falsely accused, I was identifying with you, because in this discussion, you were being falsely accused.
---Trish on 6/16/13


Trish, we have known each other/been friends for a long time on CN. I have seen you grow in the Lord.
I thank you for trying to intervene in this with a Christ like attitude and maturity.
My first comment to Leon was to help. The rest were to just toy with him.
We notice that he attacked me and thanked the moderator for the exact same answer. That proves to me that it is an issue with personalities.
I don't worry about people like him because there are always folks like you sent by the Lord to make the difference.
The Leon's and the Eloy's of the world just don't last or really make a difference to anyone. It is the Trish's that do.
God Bless you my sister.
Thanks for your insight.
---Elder on 6/16/13


Elder: I understand because I know what it's like to be falsely accused. Also, prior to really understanding who I am in God's eyes, I used to think certain people in my life had an air of superiority. Turns out the problem was with me. I had horrible self-esteem. Being discipled by a loving, Godly sister in The Lord helped me begin to see myself as God may see me. As His beloved child, whom He loves so much His Son died for my sins.
---Trish on 6/15/13


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Leon, I am not angry. I am just like a cat that has caught a mouse. I'm just batting you around, throwing you in the air, playing and watching you squrim. You are very predictable and better than a squeeze toy.
Thanks Trish. You have an understanding heart. Praying for your health and wellness. God bless.
---Elder on 6/15/13


"Leon the more you post the more you validate my post.
You "pay attention" is that all you got? If I do "own the place" will you stay and post? You really make me laugh. Those that are low they would think I am talking down to them. You are a trouble maker and that's where you get that opinion.
By the way, who turns on the lights in that little world of yours? It is time for them to do it. They've been slacking."
---Elder on 6/15/13


Says you :D!!! Wow! So much unchristlike venom oozing from such a horrid, self-righteous, angry little man! Go back behind the curtain where you belong Smellder!

Thx Moderator for taking valuable time to answer my question. :)
---Leon on 6/15/13


Yes, unique = different. You can click to our Facebook Page which has 1,800,000 Fans or Likes off of the ChristiaNet homepage.
---Moderator on 6/15/13


Leon: Elder was being helpful, and I can't figure out why you had to take offense, pick a fight and be insulting. He really meant no harm in his initial response to your question to the Mod. If you feel that Elder has an air of superiority, that's not coming from him. It's actually coming from a sense of inferiority in you. Try some prayer and self-examination before lashing out at someone.
---Trish on 6/15/13


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Leon the more you post the more you validate my post.
You "pay attention" is that all you got?
If I do "own the place" will you stay and post? You really make me laugh.
Those that are low they would think I am talking down to them. You are a trouble maker and that's where you get that opinion.
By the way, who turns on the lights in that little world of yours? It is time for them to do it. They've been slacking.
---Elder on 6/15/13


"Leon you must still be in the dark & loving it. Why would it bother you...when someone tries to help you understand something? It can only be because you like to cause trouble...[?] Bill has too much to do to respond to every blog...You & all who post here pay nothing & it cost you nothing...you like to cast doubt...you act like you own the place...guess what?"
---Elder on 6/15/13


Thx for that sanctimonious dribble of venom Elder! From the time I started posting on CN, you've always had a "talking down to" air of superiority about you. Your recent comments really aren't about CN but about YOU, aren't they? Do YOU own the place?

By the way, YOU're wrong. I "pay attention"!!! :)
---Leon on 6/15/13


And.... Leon you must still be in the dark and loving it. Why would it bother you or anyone when someone tries to help you understand something? It can only be because you like to cause trouble and strife.
Bill has too much to do to respond to every blog question.
You and all who post here pay nothing and it cost you nothing, yet for some reason, you like to cast doubt and trouble.
Everyone is here by invitation at the expence of another yet you act like you own the place....... guess what?
---Elder on 6/15/13


Strongaxe, again, there is a good example of someone whining and this time for no reason at all. Making a mountain out of a few hands of dirt.
I'm pretty sure that Elder has some connections to CN and has the right answer. It was meant to show we are different as Christians who answer, unique in that way.
---Mark_V. on 6/15/13


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Elder, you're really not as witty as you imagine yourself to be. :)

Yes 'Axe, just like you, I'm eminently qualified & "uniquely" suited to take on lifes mind boggling tasks. Elder, well, let's just say he does the best he can behind the curtain. :/
---Leon on 6/14/13


Humm..... Leon, does truth bother you no matter where it comes from? It seems so. Also, I do think you have seen too many plays. I guess that helps keep you away from reality.
---Elder on 6/14/13


Leon:

"unique users" probably refers to counting hits on a web site, but not counting multiple hits from the same place - i.e. each unique user is counted only once, rather than once for every page visit.

(Remember, you're a truly unique individual - just like everybody else!)
---StrongAxe on 6/14/13


Gee Elder, I saw that movie too with the little man behind the curtain! Are you the spokesmans for the mod? :)
---Leon on 6/14/13


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Leon the Moderator could have used the word "different" but chose to use the word "unique." That is all.
---Elder on 6/14/13


Just curious Moderator. What do you mean by the term "unique users"?
---Leon on 6/13/13


This is also at times an antisocial medium...
---Love.wins on 6/13/13


I'm really enjoying facebook in my old age!
---Love.wins on 6/13/13


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These very blogs are a social medium.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 6/13/13


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