The nation continues to experience a deep divisiveness — a splintering that has impacted families, friendships and everyday dialogues. Christians are uniquely tasked with the command to love God — and love others. And in an era when this is becoming increasingly difficult, it’s important to explore the ins and outs of compassionate discussions and interactions.
Unfortunately, while technology has been used for a great deal of positivity, some experts believe that social media has also fueled the fires of division.
“Social media is a powder keg,” Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) News reporter Amber Strong recently said on an episode of PureFlix.com’s “Pure Talk.” “There’s almost a pack mentality to it sometimes.”
Strong spoke about the fact that social media has knocked down a barrier that once existed — a wall that didn’t always make known people’s differences of opinion. Social media holds the power to “spread…toxicity faster,” she added.
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“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson, who joined Strong on a panel discussion, added that she has seen some of her positive social media posts quickly take negative turns.
“[I’m] trying to put something out good on social media and then people will find anything they can to criticize,” she said, before going on to share a rule her husband Jase Robertson lives by.
“Jase has a rule … he said, ‘If you write something out on social media, do not push send for 30 seconds,'” Robertson explained. “It’s the 30-second rule. Read over it, read over it again, read over it again.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post; PureFlix.com, Billy Hallowell