I saw Mark Driscoll’s tweet almost immediately after it appeared on twitter yesterday……it probably wasn’t the smartest use of twitter i’ve seen so far in 2013…..
Here’s what he said;
“Praying for our president, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know.”
However, what followed was pure carnage!
Actually, I’d imagine the disagreement and replies will go on and on for days and days!
For the record I think his tweet was a little bit dumb….but, sadly not as dumb or painful to read as thousands of the replies he was receiving within seconds!
I love Mark…..I am [for the most part] on his team [as he would put it] even though Christianity and belief is not about teams [or is it] …..we are [for the most part] on the same page! Be that, as it may…..he often says things that upset people and he appears to still have a long-standing filtering issue between brain, mouth and internet!
But, yesterday some of the worst reaction to his tweet was from Christians, many of whom managed to make a point of criticism and, then contradict their very own point in the 140 characters of one single tweet………..quite stunning to read!
And meanwhile, the world watches……..laughs, shouts, blogs and tweets about Christians and their fine example of love.
Left, right…..democrat, republican……….leaders, pastors………..yesterday, many of you made fools of yourselves and shamed the name of Jesus…….
So, here’s a hot tip for you if you cannot deal with disagreement on the internet…
Stop following the people who offend you!
If you hate Driscoll and what he stands for and have massive criticisms of everything he says………unfollow him, de-friend him………stop reading!
It’s not worth reading the stuff you know you are going to disagree with and, then losing any reputation you may have in a moment of fury and rage……….
Yesterday’s meltdown is not how we are supposed to deal with disagreement and difference of opinion! Ever!