We are all on Facebook and we are even addicted to it. But it was about time I put down this article out of sheer frustration watching my close friends and relatives turn into full-fledged religion spammers on Internet. It would have been ok if they were selling some products, but this time they are selling religion which in my opinion is simply Bull Shit. I’m talking about people on my friend list wasting my time posting photographs of God and verses from various holy books and trying to convince me to “Like” their status or comment coz if I didn’t share or like, I would be hit by God’s wrath.
And while I’m writing about Facebook here, this is true for all other social networking sites as well such as Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc.
I thought only common man was foolish enough to popularize their belief on God like this, but looks like the so-called religious leaders are also getting insecure these days. May ministries, priests, religious NGO’s and worship houses are regularly maintaining their Facebook pages and there are individuals like us who have established presence on religion-oriented sites. One such mockery of all this is that prayers and verses are being tweeted on Twitter in 140-character format. Imagine shortening the actual verses to fit into Tweet box, it’s ridiculous.
Some die-hard religious people could argue over this and say that these social media sites bring together like minded people and help in attracting new followers of religion. If this was the way to spread religion, then God would have made Facebook himself and religion wars would never have happened. The two sides could simply create their Facebook pages and one which had most fans would be the winner and everyone would follow him.
I’m not here to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments. All of my friends who like posting holy verses and images, I get it, you are all about God, but why do you have to bombard us with those posts on daily basis. How about simply practicing the religious values on your own and leave social media sites alone? GOD is not on Facebook, he is not reading your posts and he doesn’t know how much you are posting about him. Today I saw a post on my timeline, “I need 9,999,999 fans of “QURAN PAK” to prove our love to QURAN’s photo.” Is this what religion has come down to now? Share and Like and your love for God will be proved.
Please people open your eyes and just practice the religion by heart. No need for this social hype. God is super intelligent, he will not bless me coz I liked his photo nor will he ostracize me coz I didn’t share it with others. God is in our hearts, just keep them clean and you will find him.
One very interesting photo I came across on, if God was on Facebook. Check it out below.