In my last post I commented on the excessive use of outrage in our culture. Indignation seems to be sounding off from every corner of society, but its prevalence is most evident in the realm of social media. Protected by anonymity or the illusion of distance, people feel the liberty to say the most heated, slanderous things online. Gossip has always stung, but with the proliferation of social media it now spreads faster and cuts deeper. Insults and insinuations are easily launched into cyberspace and they are hard to avoid. At some point in time, an online barrage will rain down on most of us. How will we handle this public hostility? Kevin DeYoung has addressed this dilemma in the most ingenious way and I share it with you as food for reflection.
@KingSolomon Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
@MoabiteMan RT @KingSolomon Answer a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. // Very subtle dude! Talk to me in person next time!
@SonsOfAdonijah Hey folks, check out Solomon. He’s at it again. Typical! RT @KingSolomon Answer a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.
@EdomRules @SonsOfAdonijah @MoabiteMan At least everyone can see what he’s really like. #insults #namecalling #immature
@MoabiteMan Hey @KingSolomon, at least have the guts to tell who u r talking about.
@SonsOfAdonijah Don’t bother @MoabiteMan, he won’t give you an answer. #yellowbellied
@QueenOfSheba Did I miss something? How do we know hes thinking about anyone in particular?
@EdomRules @QueenOfSheba, do they teach you grammar in Queen School? Can I buy an apostrophe please?! #he’s
@QueenOfSheba Hilarious. I just think @KingSolomon usually makes a lot of sense.
@EdomRules @QueenOfSheba, I’d say he makes more money than he makes sense!
@SonsOfAdonijah Boom goes the dynamite! @EdomRules @QueenOfSheba
@KingLemuel Great stuff here. RT @KingSolomon Answer a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.
@Agur_iffic RT @King Solomon Answer a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. // Nice! #crazymadwisdom
@SonsOfAdonijah Fan boys! @KingLemuel @Agur_iffic
@EdomRules Seriously, this has to stop. I thought the God of Israel was better than this.
@SonsOfAdonijah The God I worship doesn’t call his beloved creatures fools.
@MoabiteMan Still no answer from @KingSolomon. Figures. The guy is too busy counting his gold and killing my people. #hypocrite
@EdomRules I wonder if he knows the pain he’s caused. Runs in the family. #rememberuriah
@SonsOfAdonijah @EdomRules@MoabiteMan I guess we’re just “fools.” Not worth the king’s time
@SleepySluggard RT @EdomRules @MoabiteMan I guess we’re just “fools.” Not worth the king’s time. // Probably working on those fortune cookie thingys! #latetotheparty
@SonsOfAdonijah Or planning another wedding!!
@EdomRules Or collecting more exotic animals. #cruelty #baboonsareourfriends #animalshavefeelingstoo
@MoabiteMan I just hope @KingSolomon can learn from this mistake and stop these hurtful tweets.
@KingSolomon Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.