“We all have a conscience and a desire and need for the cleansing of “our consciences.
This was the theme of an article I posted (linked below) on another blog I operate. I went to post the article on Facebook and got this message:
“Your message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.”
Please read the article and let me know what you think about the Facebook message. You don’t have to like the article or agree with any of the ideas, opinions or conclusions that are expressed. In fact, I would like to hear from those who don’t share my perspective of the world. Whether you like the article or not, though, please respond and express your thoughts about the Facebook censorship. Thank you!
Linked article: God is the Fulfillment of the Desires He Built into Us — Navigating by Faith
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I have tried to pay as little attention to pre-football game ceremonies as I possibly can lately. The public outcry and comment about it makes my avoidance a challenge. I haven’t formally weighed in on the crisis. I don’t like rushing to judgment. I like to let things simmer and stew and to consider the various angles. Social media is good for that. I get to see what everyone thinks, whether I like it or not.
I feel compelled, for some reason, to throw my two cents into the marketplace of ideas on the subject. But first, let me summarize some of the responses I have seen on social media. If I don’t get them exactly right, I hope you will forgive me. I have tried not to pay attention after all. You can set me straight in the comments below.
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The last presidential campaign was brutal and exposed a number of seeming violations of some of the most fundamental rights and the laws that protect them that we enjoy in the United States. For the first time in history, we witnessed a candidate that not only objectified women but boasted about sexual assault against women. But there were more subtle and, perhaps, more insidiously dangerous violations of fundamental rights and laws going on that have not drawn the visceral reactions they deserve.
The fundamental right to freedom of speech seemed to be in jeopardy, and we barely noticed. Continue reading