I am constantly somewhat amazed at a phenomenon that I witness online; the arrogance cultivated by the combination of anonymity, celebrity and ignorance. When these three factors are involved, often to even a minor degree, people will dive into shallow pools of conduct or thinking that are a total recipe for destruction.
Have you seen it?
People on Youtube or Twitter or Facebook (aka. YouTwitFace) maliciously attacking others whom they know next to nothing about? People on Facebook and Twitter saying things that they’d never have the cajones to say to someone’s face? People who absolutely are obsessed with pursuing, heckling and mocking anyone they deem “outside our camp”? People making memes/videos/whatever to attack and mock someone (often someone who’s well known) with shocking vitriol?
I’ve seen it, and sadly I’ve done it. The other day, a twisted scripture came to mind:
“And I saw the dead, with many and few followers, standing before the throne, and laptops were opened. Then another laptop was opened, which is the laptop of life. And the dead were judged by what was posted by them online as recorded in the history on the laptop, according to what foolish and sinful posts they had written. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had posted online in their ignorance, hatred and self-worship. Then Death and Hades were so ashamed and outraged by what everyone had posted online that they threw themselves into the lake of fire.” – Rev. 20:12-14 (Unger Contemporary Comiphrase*)
That might be overstating things a tad…
I’ve gotta run work on the actual posts that I have coming, but that started as a tweet and became a post.
Just trying to keep this blog from becoming a “once a week” affair.
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “Cannot wait until I’m done this Authentic Fire review” Unger
*Comiphrase – “Comedic Paraphrase” (not meant to ever be anything close to a reliable bible translation)
Also, if you think that photo above is a lark, you’ve never heard of Darren Taylor; aka. Professor Splash. BEHOLD: