Thursday, March 14, 2013

Religion thought

Since the election of the new Pope, my Facebook feed seems to be filled with posts from those who are anti-religion or anti-Catholic.  It gets very tiring.  "Religious people" are often seen as zealots who can't stop talking about it and attempt to shove it down your throat.  I am not one of those people.  I practice in my own quiet way, happy to have anyone come with me to church if they express interest, but otherwise I keep it mostly to myself.  Some might call me a bad Catholic for not spreading the Word, but that's an argument for another time.  What amuses me are the numerous anti-religion or anti-Catholic posts and how they are being rammed down my throat.  The Facebook anti-religious people are more zealous than the religious people I know.

Even if you take away any religious history surrounding the Golden Rule, decent human beings of any kind should be able to agree that "do unto others as you'd have them do to you" is a positive way of life.  So to those clogging up my Facebook feed I say: Stop. Just stop.  If you don't want to hear me talk about my chosen church or religion, then don't force your own views down my throat.

Aside: I wouldn't have been treated to at least one of these posts if it hadn't been for Facebook's new News Feed changes. Instead of having the "friend likes post from other friend" on the side in the Ticker, it's now front and center in my news feed.  I need to sit down and do some tweaking on my feed, but that takes time I could be using to spend communicating with actual people or doing something I enjoy, so it's difficult to get motivated.  I did hide some posts, hoping it will learn what I don't like, and also turned off notifications from the friend who is very anti-Catholic. I'm well aware of the problems of the Catholic church, I don't need FB friends to remind me.

1 comment:

Liza said...

There is a feeling of unease in the desert as the new Pope does not favor homosexuality and same-sex marriage, a significant part of which population lives in the CV.