7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

InsuranceGuy

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I debate atheists there, using the debate to illustrate to those reading how atheism simply doesn't work.
I tried debating Muslims on Facebook. It never went well for any of us. I went to Facebook jail and they were never censored in any way. Seemed a bit one-sided to me. Each time I think about joining Facebook again, I remember the anger it brought upon me. I wanted to scream at people for being stupid, which shows my immaturity as a Christian. Walking away from an argument with a Muslim was not an option for me, nor was walking away from people posting meme's using Old Testament verbiage to show how the Bible is really all about hate. I saw plenty of those. For those mature enough to handle it, you're a stronger person than am I.
 

Sojourner414

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I tried debating Muslims on Facebook. It never went well for any of us. I went to Facebook jail and they were never censored in any way. Seemed a bit one-sided to me. Each time I think about joining Facebook again, I remember the anger it brought upon me. I wanted to scream at people for being stupid, which shows my immaturity as a Christian. Walking away from an argument with a Muslim was not an option for me, nor was walking away from people posting meme's using Old Testament verbiage to show how the Bible is really all about hate. I saw plenty of those. For those mature enough to handle it, you're a stronger person than am I.
I don't think I'm stronger; I think we're all meant for different purposes in the Lord. As for "facebook jail", ending up in there I simply think of how many times Paul, peter and the Apostles were jailed for speaking the word of God.

As for being angry, it's not a sin to be vexed by the wickedness of man. What we do with that anger is what matters, as Scripture tells us to "be angry and sin not". But one thing I had to learn was to not respond to people trying to bait me into reacting to their hatred. They'll try anything to get the upper hand and smile smugly, thinking they proved to everyone the "correctness" of their view. Once I got it through my mind that the truth doesn't seek to silence all other views but merely present its' own, I became okay with that. Our job is to simply present the truth and let folks decide; we're not responsible for what they do with it.
 

GotGrace

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I'm in my mid thirties and I quit facebook when I was 29. Yes it is a tool to help spread the gospel but, I personally found that it's also incredibly hard because everyone wants to chime in with their idiotic opinions. I just felt like it wasn't worth it because if I know that person personally then I can just contact them directly. Plus Christians have spread the gospel for thousands of years without facebook. I think we'll do just fine now without it as well. My friends try to convince me to go back too but I'm happier without it.
My husband has his IPad checking Facebook everyday. I believe I would shut it down otherwise.
 

Len

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people posting meme's using Old Testament verbiage to show how the Bible is really all about hate. I saw plenty of those. For those mature enough to handle it, you're a stronger person than am I.
those are still hard for me to view personally as I always end up questioning my faith as often I do not have an immediate answer to the accusation and have to do research on the verse in question, so I end up frustrated and feeling inadequate as a supposed Christian and that is one downside for me, but for those I post "for" it might be their only opportunity to see God's words with their own eyes ....
 

dreamermind

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I post stuff on Facebook all the time that brings out the haters. I’m usually pretty calm in my responses to them and stick to my guns. It’s a way of sharing the gospel that I don’t have much of in real life. Sometimes it’s fun, and if they get too nasty either they unfriend me or vice versa. I kinda enjoy seeing my friends list go down knowing I did my job!
 
7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook


Quit Facebook
By Matthew Kitchen

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Ten years ago Facebook was just cresting as the cool new social media site that helped you keep in touch with the people you didn’t actually like in high school. We fed it our thoughts and feelings, shared our meals and locations and our top ten movie lists, kept it up-to-date on our relationship status, political views, favorite links, and personal information — all in the name of staying connected, and all without a thought to our security. But with a decade of questions regarding how Facebook makes money now answered, and a general understanding of how sharing information online can be dangerous (while the platform constantly updates its security protocol), we continue to use it anyway, even though many of us are just checking in as ritual and have threatened our exit from Facebook for years.

Of course, screen time in moderation is, for the most part, perfectly acceptable, and social media can offer a few genuinely beneficial uses. But before you log in or tap that app on your smartphone again, here are a few reasons to quit Facebook in 2015.


It Wastes Your Time
It's estimated that the average casual user (17 minutes per day on Facebook) who has been active on the site for 10 years has wasted upwards of 40 entire days of their lives scrolling and liking and commenting on pictures and posts. And more engaged users, who spend at least an hour a day on the site, have clocked 150 days feeding the Facebook beast during the same time. Think about how long you spend on the site each day, and what else could be a more productive use of your time.

Facebook Uses You to Sell Stuff...
In 2012, the site manipulated posts from 689,000 accounts without consent in an experiment that examined whether or not it could affect your emotions by making a few edits on your page. The study was done, according to Facebook, to "improve our services and to make the content people see on Facebook as relevant and engaging as possible." Skeptics think it was really used to discover the monetary benefit of a Like. COO Sheryl Sandberg later apologized, adding that they "never meant to upset you."

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I made a Facebook account long ago, over ten years? I only had a few RR people as friends. Only they would have me I guess.

It was not a busy place, virtually no one posted anything, ever. At least from what I saw.

So I just closed my whole account, or whatever Facebook counts as closing.

The whole idea that I would be dragging my whole life around was sort of terrifying. People from school forty years ago? I think not. People from jobs long past, no way. I don't ever want to deny someone as a friend, so that part seems weird for me. If I would have kept it, I think I would have a few dozen friends maybe.

My wife has an account now, so I live vicariously through her. Don't ever post anything though.
 
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