Facebook should be called "AgreeWithMeOrFuckOffBook." Seriously.
How many of you have read a friend's post, commented, and then gotten a not-so-nice reply just because you didn't agree wholeheartedly with their post?
I am getting sick and tired of people on Facebook (even close friends) getting mad at me for disagreeing with something they posted. It's not like I say it rudely or don't give a good reason why my opinions differ. I always explain calmly and clearly why I disagree, hoping that they will understand a different point of view. My replies are similar to many of my DA journals, minus any foul language, of course. I like to think that I present a fair, unbiased argument most of the time, but apparently some people on Facebook only want to preach to the choir and get a "Hallelujah!" in return.
One friend of mine right now is being kind of crabby, and I'm not the only person she's snapped at. First she posts, to nobody in particular "I don't understand you but hey, you're fucked up in the head anyway" to which one of her male friends jokingly replies "That is one of the nicest things anyone has every said to me". Her response to that? "This has nothing to do with you." Does that sound snippy, or is it just me?
Then she shares a photo on her wall of a cell phone and the following message: "You don't need to have sex to cheat. Once you find yourself deleting text messages, you're basically almost there." So I decided to comment with a verse from the Bible (she's very Christian). I posted Matthew 5:27-28: "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Her response: "This doesnt apply to non married ppl."
What the hell? I was trying to be SUPPORTIVE of her post by backing it up with a Biblical passage spoken by Jesus Christ Himself! She usually loves that sort of thing. And how the hell does it not apply to people who aren't married? Most people agree that you should be faithful, whether you're married or simply dating. Right? I don't even know why she posted that to begin with when she isn't even married or in a relationship.
Facebook seriously needs a new name to reflect the attitudes of the people on it. How about MyPedestal? Or ScrewYou? I dunno. It's 12:30 a.m. and I'm bored and irritated. Sorry to rant, but thanks for reading. You know you don't have to read anything I post or agree with me.