Religion and social media

Posted on July 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Something about religion ties us to one another but also separates us from one another. It acts as a way to connect with people of like views but it also alienates those with different views. In addition, social media has changed that the world operates, and it extends to religion and beyond. Good or bad, social media is here to stay, and religion must adjust.

The thing about social media is that it gives virtually anybody a voice, and a powerful voice at that. When it comes to religion, this voice can either be positive or negative, either persuade people to come together or drift apart. And while I like to view social media and religion as a good thing, it isn’t always.

The truth

The truth is that while social media allows for some ignorance, it also acts as a way for people to police themselves. Many ignorant posts are not only criticized, but often persuades people to take down the posts. It is possible that this will lead people into a new age where all religions are treated equally, and even those that don’t agree with it, can treat it with respect

We must understand that social media has crept into every aspect of our lives, and that this is the world in which we live. The only thing we can do when it comes to hateful speech on social media is ignore it and hope that people realize that those sorts of opinions are unpopular.

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