Social media has become a putrid pit of ugliness with no real freedom of speech. At present, I relish in my anonymity on this blog, using only my initials on things I post. The subscribers who know me personally are in the minority of those who subscribe, which in some ways amazes me that others who have followed must have a genuine interest in what I say. When I created this blog, much as when I published my book, I did so under the premise that it was for Gods’ purpose, and that He would bring the audience He wanted for His purpose alone.
On my Facebook account, however, I use my real name as profile (did you know there are those who create fake persona’s?.. but I digress)… and I connected years ago to the man who led worship for a Christian Missionary & Alliance LIFE Conference years ago. For a while, it was cool to be connected with him, but probably 4-5 years ago, he renounced his faith in Christ and became extremely liberal minded, though under some mis-guided notion that he was spreading goodness. Although his posts are generally FAR LEFT and bizarre, we continued to be “friends”.. Occasionally he would debate something I posted, and seemed to take exception with anything to do with my faith in Christ. I have always thought that, perhaps through something I would say, or others might say, he would eventually find his way back to the Christ that he had abandoned for reasons only he knows.
In one such post where he took exception to my position on Christ the pastor who was our youth pastor on those LIFE conference trips told me he had to defriend him because he was out of control.
Last Saturday was a final straw for me, and I had to defriend him completely. I read his post and could hardly believe my eyes.. I had to read it several times. I could scarcely believe that someone would actually think what he posted, but I had seen enough of his liberal rhetoric to know it wasn’t satire. Since I’ve defriend him, I can no longer see it, but it said, in effect, something like this:
“IF all the wealth in America was pooled together and divided equally, every person would have something like $430,000.00. For my family (of 6) that would be $2.5 million. It seems to me this makes much more sense than having Millionaires AND Homeless people in the same country.”
Does he REALLY think that socialism would divide ALL of the wealth equally? and that we’d all REALLY get $430,000.00 ? and… is that at the beginning of their lives to last their whole life? How long does he think that would last? Is that REALLY the way socialism has worked in other countries?
I literally read it three times and then just decided it wasn’t worth it to keep him in my friend list any longer.
There comes a point in life when just need to separate from those who bring us down. I pray he finds his way back to the Christ he once knew. I have little influence over that and will pray for him
In the meantime, we’d all be wise to keep a keen eye on all that is happening in the world around us. The time is short to get our affairs in order… our homes… our hearts. We need to repent of our own sins and be right with the Lord because He’s coming back… probably sooner than later.
It’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from Armageddon folks.
Peace out, my friends
One thought on “Socialism works… or does it?”
I think socialized medical care would be wonderful. The rich don’t have to worry about staggering hospital bills, but the poor lose everything if they can’t pay…or they just die because they can’t afford to even go to the hospital…or to a doctor.
I have heard of the elderly (which I am) only taking half of their medicine because of the exorbitant cost.
And no. Socialism would not make all people equal. There would still be the haves and have nots.