Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Twit or Tweet?
The words of his mouth begin with foolishness, and the end of his talk is raving madness.
Twit: (verb) to taunt, tease, ridicule, etc., with reference to anything embarrassing; gibe at. Synonyms: jeer at; mock; insult, deride.
How many of you use Twitter regularly? For what seems like ages, I haven't, except to tweet some of my favorite Christian bloggers' posts. But I never make a habit of checking my Twitter feed because my "Silver Bird" connection has always crashed and burned, or chose not to show up at all when I bring my computer online.
What makes it suddenly "fix" itself, flashing irritating alerts on the right-hand side of my computer screen, I can't fathom. But it does not make me a happy camper. Honestly, I don't want the interruption, nor do I wish to be distracted when composing a post on Facebook, penning an email, or just browsing the internet.
And I've yet to figure out how to disable it without completely dismantling my Twitter link. Any advice you all could give me on this would be greatly appreciated!
What I've noticed as my wandering eyes are tempted to peruse the invasive banner of news flashes and announcements is that I will see an article that piques my interest. I visit. I read. Then I make a huge (my word for the year) mistake.
Man, oh, man! What I say, no matter how innocuous I perceive it to be, is regarded as an attack more often than not. It's a free-for-all, body slam, face in the dirt, cataclysmic KO. The stinging words leave me reeling and wondering, what has happened to civil discourse in our country? What has happened to respect and common decency?
Twitter is, with a few exceptional exceptions, a cesspool. Tweets have morphed into twits! And the last thing I desire is one more ounce of negativity in my otherwise positive outlook.
Too many mouths filled with foolishness, bordering on the verge of raving madness. Intolerant. Angry. Hateful.
The anonymity that Twitter fosters, I believe, makes such vicious attacks on others not only possible, but preys upon our human frailty to judge others. That's God's job, not ours.
So this week, I've made a pledge to the Lord and to myself. I will only tweet Christian inspiration, and will not be sucked into the vortex of vitriol Twitter enables. I need not, and neither do you, have to put up with the foolish and frenzied insanity of others; but there is something positive we can do.
Pray for all those lost souls out there who would rather twit than tweet.
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