Digitally Naive

I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. It’s full of absolute rubbish, but I like to keep an eye on how my family and friends are doing. From time to time I find myself angry as I scroll through my timeline. Like today, when one of my relatives liked and shared this post:

Oh come on. Seriously? That’s a photograph? Of the Pope and Mary? Really? REALLY?

It was then, as I hunched over my phone scrolling through hundreds of comments to find at least one other person who thought it was hilariously fake, I realised why it had angered me.

Facebook is a place where intelligent yet digitally naive are exposed to a world they don’t really understand. It’s hard to watch. I think I’ll take a break from it for a while.

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A relationship counsellor’s bid to challenge his sacking for refusing to give sex therapy to gay couples has been turned down by the High Court.

Did he not think that, by engaging in such a profession, he would be asked to give advice and support to couples who may not fit family sterotype? Did he also refuse to give therapy to unmarried couples? Sex before marriage is a sin, surely that goes against his ‘strong Christian beliefs’ too?

BBC News – Relate therapist Gary McFarlane loses appeal bid

He denied breaking the law but said he would not respect any law that contradicted his religious beliefs.

Handy that, eh? Really handy for when you want to do something but the country you live in won’t allow it. Nice ‘get out of jail free’ card. I’m starting a religion of my own, it’s called ‘DAYL – Do Anything You Like’. Anyone care to join me?

BBC News – Nigerian senator Sani denies marrying girl of 13

Ready to ‘meat’ your maker?

A restaurant has discovered three pieces of meat with ‘Allah’ in arabic inscribed on them.

When the writings were discovered there were some Islamic scholars who come and eat here and they all commented that it was a sign to show that Islam is the only true religion for mankind.

All I see are three pieces of decaying meat with a few scores in it. I sense an overreaction – anyone else?

Source: BBC news