Twitter:- Shallow Thoughts

Background

I just googled and read a tweet.

 

Tweet

The tweet speaks to the difference between meditation disciplines.

How one discipline is good and the other not so good.

 

Issues

Unfortunately, Tweets have the following shortcomings.

  1. Emptying of the mind
    • Tweets offer a quick emptying of the mind
    • One always has to suspect, if there was a lot in there in the first place
  2. Appearance of depth
    • Like all Pharasitic thinking, tweets can appear to be well researched
  3. Throw Dirt
    • Unfortunately, most of these tweets are just to throw dirts
    • Take that for what it is

 

Scripture

  1. Matthew 12:36 – Good and Bad Fruit (  Link )
    • The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure. But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.
    • For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words, you will be condemned.
  2. Ephesians 6:4 – Children and Parents ( Link )
    • And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord…

 

Beloved

Beloved:-

  1. Please do the hard work
  2. Do not be so easily taken
    • By all the silliness that passes for Christianity nowadays
    • These words will not hold
  3. Shut In
    • Hold your time with God very seriously
    • Do not let others pass aspersions
  4. Lift Men
    • Lift men up
    • Do not draw them down

Quick Points

Distinctions

I am not against drawing distinctions, nevertheless:-

  1. Please be respective
  2. Do not be overly general
  3. Speak measured and kindly

Responsibility

Words Matter.

Words happen to matter, speak of individuals and specific attributes and claims.

Do not throw grenades over at an entire group of people; that is incendiary and not very useful for advancing a religion of peace.

 

Biggest Weapon

If your biggest weapon is to draw attention to yourself.

If your biggest weapon is to make polarizing statements.

Think aplenty.

 

Quick Rebuttal

All this is not to say that Twitter is not a good place for religion.

There are good, seasoned, well-rounded teachers who use Twitter.

Inclusive:-

  1. Tim Keller
    • Self
      • Tim Keller Tweets
        Link
    • Twitter

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