Why I Left Facebook

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Facebook Routine

For many people in life, connecting to people is essential to their well-being and Facebook is a big part of that sense of well-being.  Facebook is a routine like brushing ones teeth on a daily basis.  For me it was no different. A year ago I was so close to my Facebook and friends from other places (many of whom I did not know or know very well) that it began to become a problem.  You ask how so? How could connecting with a friend be a problem?  And to answer that question we must know why I left Facebook.

How do you compare?

As most people who use Facebook already know, the application lets the user “share” pictures, videos, ideas, projects, opinions and basically their life (if they so choose) with anyone else who is allowed to become a “friend”.  (Anyone can become a friend which I also find kind of ironic because if you have never met someone in real life or even know them, how are they really a friend?)

Now I used Facebook in all the many popular ways of sharing this and that but the trouble started when I began to compare my life with other people’s lives.  In an attempt to minimize some comparing however, I would avoid viewing the “news” feeds from some people while viewing only the ones I cared about.  But in the end I was still feeling dissatisfied.  For me Facebook was like that. Using Facebook was an exercise in dissatisfaction because other people where doing things and making things go and enjoying life while I was just……there I go comparing again. And Facebook made it easy. Facebook not only made it easy to compare but it also made it feel okay.  Now as a Christian I should know better.

Facebook Bias

Facebook has been known to favor the left in America.  They are not favorable to Christians or Conservatives either.  Their philosophy simply rubs me the wrong way.  Another reason I don’t want to use Facebook.

Gossip

Did I mention the gossip aspect of Facebook?  In my opinion Facebook is a breeding ground for gossip whether it’s about truth or lies, gossip is everywhere on Facebook.  Since each user of Facebook is at liberty to post nearly anything that comes to mind, it’s anyone’s guess what might be said.  And when whatever it may be (good or bad) is said and is posted publicly, potentially hundreds of people (and probably more) have instantaneous knowledge of those intricate details. This information can be anything, whether it’s personal, funny, disgusting or sensitive, it’s all apparently fair game on Facebook.  And whatever it maybe that’s said or posted, everyone who’s a friend of a friend of a friend (of a friend) now knows.  I think you get my point. Sometimes this knowledge is helpful while other times it may do more damage than help.  And so my belief has been that if a person is not able to face the person and say it, then it probably shouldn’t be said on Facebook, especially if it’s not private.  And let us not neglect to mention what people post about themselves.  On Facebook it would seem just about anything goes and we all their to see it (or read it).  And so to avoid being caught up in any Facebook frenzies over words and pictures, I decided it was best for me to leave Facebook–before I said something publicly I might regret.  (That is why I post it on a blog……heh heh)

Addiction

Of course Facebook doesn’t have to be all about comparing ones life with another or sharing our lives publicly but I have since learned there is also an addiction aspect.  Personally I did not like the feeling I having each day that I must know what others are doing, saying, posting or thinking at any given moment and that they would gladly share it with everyone!  Pieces of their lives (and my own) were showing up in the “news” feed 24 hours a day.  It’s true, I am for the most part a private person but with Facebook, I felt the constant urge to tell all those “friends” what I think.  After all, they posted what they posted because they wanted my response, right? Here’s the best part. If your post is cute, disgusting, awesome, stupid or clever enough it might even get a like and a re-post! The cycle of feeling the need to know and feeling the need to share opinions and pictures never ends on Facebook.  And so after one year of feeling stuck inside the Facebook hamster wheel I finally made the plunge to leave Facebook for good (hopefully).

Now I beg someone to hit me over the head with a large brick if I ever join Facebook again. (not really….just use a board)

 

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Next, find out why I left Twitter!

 


 

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6 Fantastic Reasons to Check out and Shop my Youngevity

1. Packed full of vitamins and minerals – Our bodies need at least 90 essential vitamins and minerals that we aren’t getting everyday

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5 reasons I use an Ad blocker

 

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1. To block all those pesky Ads on websites that slow down the time it takes to load your website (you know the one’s i’m talking about)

 

2. To keep all those Ads (I would never intentionally click on) from popping up on websites

3. To stop unsolicited advertisements from distracting from what should be an otherwise pleasant web browsing experience

4. To block those intrusive moving and flashing spammy Ads from invading a webpage article or story

5. To keep from being tricked into clicking on links disguised as something important that are actually just more advertisements

 

 

 

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Does the Left Really Care About Women and Young Girls?

 

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Although Democrats and anti-Trump protestors claim they care about the rights of women and girls, some of us know what it is at the heart of this issue.  Let us take one prime example of how and why the Left is putting women and girls at risk over political correctness.

What is the moral standard of the Left?

Many have scoffed at a boycott of Target which earlier this year gave the green light to men using a women’s bathroom.   Besides it being an abomination against God (see Romans 1 from the Bible), this practice puts women and girls at risk of sexual predators attacking them.   I can say it’s wrong all day long because God say’s it’s wrong but the big question is by what standard do Democrats and the left who support his practice abide by?

Transgendered folks are people struggling in their life.  I will not discount that fact.  I struggle with depression and other issues.    When suicidal thoughts enter a person’s mind battling depression is it wrong? I have heard it said that it is not acceptable behavior.   But if God is not accepted, then who decides?  This is the fundamental problem facing liberalism and being anti God.   There is no standard.  Without a standard for right and wrong this puts everyone at risk.

What is your standard?  Do you protect women and children?  Will you protect women and young girls?  Until Target reverses their policy to protect women and girls from sexual predators and men who never belong in a women’s bathroom I will not shop with them.   By the way, merchandise-wise Target is my favorite store.  Yes not shopping with them really does hurt but not saying yes to the protecting women and children would hurt even more.

 

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Fact: Many Women Who Support Hillary Clinton Let Themselves Be Treated As Nothing More Than Property

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Hillary Clinton Supporters Faking Outrage (again)

If the women who support Hillary Clinton are really outraged by Donald Trump and his past demeaning comments toward women (which I don’t condone) then why do these same women let men treat them like dirt in the workplace, home and on TV?  Why do most women in Hollywood and elsewhere who are staunch supporters of Hillary Clinton let men walk all over them?   It’s true, these same Clinton supporters work as prostitutes, are in the Adult film industry and will dress provocatively in real life and on TV allowing themselves be treated like nothing more than property to be owned.

Media Shows Us How It Really Is

Just a quick scan of the local and cable TV networks on any given night will demonstrate what you also already know.   Today, women are playing more perverted and vulgar parts then every before on TV and in movies.   Musical lyrics degrade women on a daily basis and the masses continue to approve through their purchases of audio media.   Women are not only allowing this but they also create the material.   On TV they work on shows like Big Bang Theory,  Three and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Pitch, Sex in the City to name only a few which all trash talk women.   In many movies rated higher than PG, and on stand-up comedy shows women continue to “accept” being treated like scum and the men keep abusing them.

At the same time these people scoff at marriage between a man and women, wholesome family shows of the past like Full House and the Andy Griffith show.   Old family shows like Walker Texas Ranger and Dr. Quinn Medicine Women are a thing of the past.   On TV,  channels that play vulgar sitcoms and movies appear to have no shortage of sponsors. Yet family networks like Hallmark Channel continue to play a majority of endless drug ads demonstrating to me a lack of range and overall support for the content found on the network.    If it’s true that so many people think sex and vulgarity on TV and in movies is funny why don’t they find Donald Trump’s vulgarity funny?   Answer:  They are all hypocrites and are hoping they won’t be exposed for who they really are.   (if you are curious see Romans 1:18-32  and Romans 3:23 for complete details)

 

Where’s the Rebellion?

Instead of supporting decency which we all know can be found in a Ted Cruz or Ben Carson type candidate, we see masses of people throwing their support for Hillary Clinton.

If these Hillary supporters who claim they hate Donald Trump truly hated Mr. Trump for his comments then why don’t we see these people protest daily barrage of disgusting content they participate in?    Where’s the anger against women being verbally abused on TV and in the workplace?

Why don’t these women simply walk away from participating in the vulgar jokes of which they are the brunt of on late night TV and in sitcoms? Why do women across the country except perverted vulgarity on TV shows, in movies and trashy musical lyrics?  Once again, if nothing else proves the truest form of hypocrisy, their silence and acceptance of it all surely does.

Pretending To Be Outraged

The bottom line here is that there is not genuine outrage by neither Hillary Clinton nor her supporters against Donald Trump for vulgarities against women.   We all know this is true because we’d hear about it in the form of support of a better candidate if it wasn’t.   Only then would we know they really do hate vulgarity and perversion toward women (and men) because they would be supporting a candidate who actually believes in and lives a higher standard. Simply put, they would support a candidate who detests sin.     These folks would not be able to support a candidate who believes it’s okay to murder babies.   These men and women would not approve of the abuse of women found in any form, whether it be condoned by a religion such as in Islam, is in someone’s home or if it’s flaunted on television and radio.

The good news is there is still hope

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Is the movie Left Behind (2014) for real?

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When millions of people vanish from off the face of the earth in the Biblical event known as the Rapture many people in the world will conjure up ideas as to what happened.  Was it a mass Alien abduction, terrorist related conspiracy or something else?  Many people who are left behind on the earth will make up different reasons for why the people seemed to vanish except for what really happened as described in the Bible.

“The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.   1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

The newest movie Left Behind (2014) portrays the chaos, sheer panic and fear that many will experience when millions of people disappear.  The movie also shows the denial of Jesus that people will have (and also have now) at the coming for His Church in the moment of the Rapture.   It accurately shows a world of people who ignore prophecy of the Bible and seek to explain this time in terms other than for what it actually is.

For these reasons many do not like the movie Left Behind and do I dare say, hate it because of its accurate and truthful portrayal of these events.  It candidly shows typical reactions from those who do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord.  People are already at enmity with God and this movie proves this enmity is real.

Whether you did or didn’t like the movie, the important thing for us all to do is to ask questions about matters that truly matter.   Some such questions are,  is Jesus really who He claims to be?  His Jesus really God?   If so, what are you going to do about it?    Are you ready to face God on Judgment Day for sin (breaking His commands)?  Is the event seen in this movie really going to happen and if so, what does it mean for us?  Is Hell real and if so, why does it exist?  Would you consider yourself to be a good person?  Good enough to go to Heaven? How will you know?   Why not take the ultimate test linked at  www.AreYouGood.us and find out more?

“Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,  and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?  For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”    For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water,   by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.    But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”    2 Peter 3:3-7

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You Don’t Have to Be Stupid

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I believe the vast majority of people are stupid.  When I say stupid I don’t necessarily mean without having a capacity for intellect or having an understanding of higher math, English psychics etc.  What I do mean is not reasoning correctly in matters of morality and choosing between right and wrong.   These types of people have no compass for right and wrong because they have made their own standard.   God does not exist because they have made their own god which allows them to do whatever pleases them.  It’s not that they wish to possess such stupidity or be known as stupid it’s just that breaking God’s commands has become more important to them.  Their hatred of biblical values and for God has blinded their mind to do anything but break His commands (sin).

There is hope however.  We all have made mistakes and at one time or another could be and should be considered stupid.  In fact the God of the Bible says we have all broken His commands (committed sin) and deserve Hell.    However, the point I want to make is not to dwell on the past but to look forward to a remedy, the remedy should you seek it.   Because there is a remedy and the only remedy that counts.   In fact, finding the remedy and the right one is a matter of life and death.  www.areyougood.us

 

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Forget Fairness: There’s a battle of Good vs. Evil

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In the aftermath of CNBC’s liberal attempted whipping at the latest Republican presidential candidate debate, what many of us already know is the media could care less about treating conservative and God-fearing people fairly.  There is simply reason for this.  These are the media types many of whom are Democrats with liberal ideologies and anti-biblical worldviews.   They have a blinding hatred of God and because their love of sin comes first, there won’t be much interest taken for what is good, right or just.  Because of their love of breaking God’s commands (which is sin) is so great,  there isn’t going to be much interest in defending innocent life or praising biblically based family values either.   Fairness in their mind would mean they would have to look at what God thinks about sin. They would have to look outside themselves and acknowledge that perhaps they are accountable to a higher power.  This isn’t likely because doing so would mean facing hard truth’s and consequences about their own sin filled hearts.

Take a simple debate for example and suppose a candidate believes something contrary to what God says is right like gay marriage.  You better know that anybody who already wants to break God’s commands will support this candidate because they will publicly defend and even excuse breaking God’s commands (sin).   The opposite is true. When a candidate or person stands up to proclaim their support for biblical values and even believe God’s commands to be the truth and  worth obeying,  such a person might as well have a giant target on their back.  Therefore we see sides being clearly drawn but this shouldn’t surprise any of us.  This is a classic example of good vs evil.

We see this battle of good vs evil being played out in a literal and physical way when ISIS and Muslims kill Christians for a seemingly simple belief in Jesus.  We see the same battle when big-shot media types attempt to verbally destroy God-fearing presidential candidates in a debate and on their TV shows.  We see the battle of good vs evil when police are increasingly becoming characterized as the enemy even in the face of growing crime and murders.  The lines have already been drawn between good and evil and it’s up to us to recognize and call it for what it is.   So which side are you on?  What happens after you die will be determined by what you think now.

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“It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment”  Hebrews 9:27

 

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As News each day Affirms, Jesus Predicted the Hatred of Christians

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In light of the Community College shooting in Roseburg Oregon, various reports have stated the shooter specifically targeted Christians.   Jesus made some very relevant statements concerning the hatred of His followers (also called Christians) a long time ago.  In the book of John from the Bible Jesus stated these words to His disciples,  “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”  (see John 15:19)  In verse 18, we read that Jesus made it clear that He would be the object of this hatred before it would come to Christians.   “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”

The Bible also makes it clear that any hostility Christians face is actually aimed at God Himself.   If you don’t believe that, all one needs to do is take a look at the Ten Commandments.   Looking at just a few of the commandments, ask yourself if you have ever lied, used God’s name as a cuss word,  lusted (Jesus said that is committing adultery in the heart – see Matthew 5:27,28).  had hateful thoughts toward a brother, or failed to put God first?  If so, then we are seen from God’s perspective as breaking His perfect, holy law.  Take a moment to think about what this means.   Perhaps you find or have found yourself getting enraged at God.  Any anger or lack of humility we have toward God is the hostility we have by nature toward Him.  But our mind and flesh filled desires are to naturally desire to do evil and break God’s law.

“…the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”  see Romans 8:7,8

We all by nature deserve the judgment of God because we have broken God’s law.   We have all committed crimes against God who cannot have sin in His presence.  (Sin is the breaking of God’s perfect law and we are guilty of that as seen in the good person test. ) The question we all need to ask is what can be done, if anything, to remedy our relationship with God?  If God judges us who are deserving of Hell because we have sinned against Him, is that the end of us or is there a way of escape?

 “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.”  Hebrews 9:27

For anyone sensitive to finding out the answer to this they will find it.   You may be surprised or not but the answer has nothing to do with good deeds we do or don’t do.  It has nothing to do with what sacrifice we can or cannot make for God either.  We cannot earn back a right relationship with God.  In fact, the answer really has nothing to do with us at all but Him.  And the answer will not be because one joined the right church, or became a better person or found Religion.   There is no Religion that has the answer for how to escape God’s judgment and restore a right relationship with Him because the answer is found only in God in the Bible.   God Himself is the only one who can provide a way of escape from His judgment.   Because His love is so great for us, He did that Himself 2000 years ago in the person of Jesus Christ.   Jesus Christ is the perfect, holy sacrifice who paid the penalty for us breaking His own law.

“now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.”  Hebrews 9:26

“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Jesus Christ is the answer for all humankind to be saved from coming judgment against sin.  Satan (God’s arch-enemy)  knows it and hates it.   Therefore he hates true Christians (followers of Jesus) because he hated God first.  More about this in a later post.  But there is hope because Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice satisfying the great wrath God has against sin.

“Therefore He [Jesus] is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”  Hebrews 7:25

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.  For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”  see Romans 8:9-10

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Roseburg Shooter hated the God of the Bible

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After the shooting that took place in Roseburg Oregon today at a community college there, Barrack Obama blamed the shooting on the lack of gun laws in place.  Even though the identity of the murderer has not been released yet, one thing is for certain:  the shooter was not a Christian.   However,  if it turns out that the shooter was a Muslim, I and many other people know gun laws will have nothing to do with whether murder is carried out or not.    People who have determined to murder someone else do not care about a gun law or not.  People who hate God, Christians and Jews don’t care whether a gun law in place makes it difficult to get a gun or not.  Terrorists are terrorists because they already have access to whatever they need to inflict harm on others.  Until we all understand this simple reality, we can never begin to get a handle on shootings, and mass murders.  Until we understand that evil exists in the hearts of all men and that we all by nature are hostile to God without Jesus Christ, we are going to continue be subject to continued madness in this world.  Unless we each humble ourselves before Almighty God, repent of our sins against Him and put our complete trust in Him through Jesus Christ, we can never escape coming Judgment.   Will you be ready?

It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.  Hebrews 9:27

“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”    John 3:36

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