Posted by Geoff | Posted in Blog | Posted on 11-13-2010
Tags: Bible, Brainwashing, Facebook, Facts
Everybody and their mother has a Facebook.
As well as their father, grandparents, and in some cases, dog.
Facebook has become a such a standard that I get asked more if I’m on Facebook than if I have an email address (to be fair, nobody ever emails me anyway). I get friend requests from people that I meet later, which makes for a surreal and confusing “I know you from somewhere…” interaction. It’s the home of many a record-breaking game, like Farmville. And it’s the source of everything absolutely factual about life.
Well, that last one isn’t true, but people like to think it is.
In my gender article a few days ago I mentioned that people keep asking me how things were with my partner. This is thanks to me being in a “complicated relationship” with a male friend of mine. Now here’s something that started as an inside joke between two people that Facebook funneled into a FACT. Believe it or not, our relationship status is NOT ACTUALLY TRUE.
You can basically say anything you want to on Facebook, and everyone who reads it will immediately believe it. I haven’t seen this kind of brainwashing since THE NAZIS. Which, to be fair, I wasn’t alive to see. In a world where there are people who refuse to believe even the most credible of news affiliations, like CNN or me, they jump at the chance to believe even the slightest status update about the rumors of a new Harry Potter book.
My advice? Give it a shot. Say something completely untrue on your Facebook and see how people react. Maybe if we trick everyone on Facebook with something that’s untrue, we can instill some kind of HEALTHY SKEPTICISM. As the bible says:
The simple believes everything they hear, but the thoughtful knows when it’s bullshit.
-Proverbs 14:15 – New Geoff Version (NGV)
That may not be exactly what your bible says, but look it up. It’s there.
Let me know how it goes.
And don’t burn me for committing sacrilegious acts, like publishing my own interpretations of the bible on the internet.
I’m gonna go post this on Facebook.
Catch you later.