Every once in a while I like to sit in front of Facebook and leave some comments that will stir some thinking, or just confront strange statements or conversation. I don’t know what comes over me, but I do know that Rachel gets really mad at me. Sometimes I just can’t resist though. This is especially the case when I notice a comment thread going in an odd direction.
A few nights ago, a Christian I know from Sarnia who has participated in a few ‘debates’ in the past with me, posted this to Facebook:
“Canada is revoking the citizenship of 30 ‘Canadians’ who left to fight with Isis. Good move Canada!!!”
Here is a sample of comments left.
this is the best news I’ve heard all day
They left to join a terrorist regime. If it would me I would revoke their right to have their heads attached to their shoulders via their necks.
It’s a problem.. We’re severely under defended. Not sure it’ll wake Canadians up either. We too often pretend this is an American issue… Its not. It’s a global issue
I hear you, but how many people do you think would step up if ISIS attacked Canada. I mean I could make a list long as my arm of people with a nasty chip on their shoulder who would love to indulge in some good old fashioned, liberty protecting mentally unhinged super-violence
This is a perfect thread for me to join. So I asked if “the general consensus here that we should defend ourselves better with military and that those people should be dead?” I was told that it was judgmental to assume that. I then asked if that isn’t the consensus then why no one was confronting AJP and his comments specifically since it wasn’t from an ethic of love and clearly not Christian.
The conversation progressed from there to nothing helpful. Then one of his buddies, TE, jumped on and said this “well nathan makes no sense and have no clue what he is saying but i agree wholeheartedly with MB and glad Canada stood on some morals and drew the line in the sand.” I responded by saying that TE was my favourite person on Facebook. He responded by saying that Mark Driscoll was on Facebook and he was proud to be ahead of him for my list for favourite people on Facebook (obviously bringing up some past conversation we’ve had at some point.)
I then said “really? Mark Driscoll runs his own Facebook? I thought his account would be run by his women and staff hired by his church budget.”
I was told by the by the original poster MB that this was unloving, then the comments were deleted and he unfriended me.
So there you go folks! Feel free to suggest spending more on military, speak angry rhetoric about killing our enemies and rejoicing about ISIS supporters having revoked membership and no questions will be asked. Take a sarcastic jab at Mark Driscoll’s spending habits and well, that’s just rude and unloving!