Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad. Then I will be able to answer my critics. (Proverbs 27:11)
Relate: About two weeks back I wrote a post titled Don’t Be Stupid. The key verse for the post was 2 Timothy 2:23 which reads: “Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.” I then wrote about how we have a tendency to use our social media platforms for the stupidest reasons and to argue about the dumbest things. In such arguments there is no winner and it only hurts all involved.
Considering what has been popping up all over twitter, youtube, and facebook, I am quite a bit depressed. I might as well be talking to a wall because nobody else seems to be listening. In the past twenty-four hours or so I have been pummeled by the all new “Starbucks is evil” vs “Josh Feuerstein is an idiot” debate. Technically, I guess I would have to say I fall into the latter category, but really I don’t care what one nutcase throws up on his youtube channel. I only wish everybody else could not care as well. Way too much energy is being thrown into a pointless debate so the only thing more I will add is a Proverb: “Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.”
React: If those engaging in such stupid debates were only wasting their own time, I probably wouldn’t really care much. Everyone should have a hobby and if certain people chose to make idiots of themselves in the public arena as their hobby, more power to them. The problem is, it detracts from those who are actually trying to be about the Kingdom business. Even here, half a world away, in a Muslim country where Christmas is practically a nonfactor, I have had someone ask me why Christians are so mad at Starbucks. Here I am trying to share the love of Christ with my neighbors and you fools are stirring up a furor that reinforces the negative stereotypes they have about Christianity that I am trying to break down. You children, please be wise, that I might better answer my critics. Please, please, stop being so stupid.