Thursday, February 10, 2011

Facebook the new antichrist?

It had to happen. A pastor in America has banned facebook with his congregation. From Out of Ur blog ::

Reverend Cedric Miller of Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in New Jersey has banned Facebook. He's ordered about 50 married church officials to delete their accounts or resign and has called on married people in his 1,100-member congregation to delete their Facebook accounts. The problem isn't productivity lost to Farmville—it's adultery.
Miller said 20 couples from his church have had marital problems in the last six months after a spouse reconnected with an old flame on Facebook. "What happens is someone from yesterday surfaces, it leads to conversations, and there have been physical meet-ups. The temptation is just too great."

Its pretty sad that once again 'laws' are implemented in Church. I wonder if there could have been any other way around this for the Rev'd Miller. Such as some sort of accountability group, or discussion group on 'wise choices' for facebook.
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Anonymous said...

I keep my eyes off all american churches and any thing religous that is american.
have a look around where you live
that is where the rubber hits the road. where the reality of christ in this world is in evidence for us all.

Scott said...

I find it uncomfortable that in may ways American culture is forced upon us. Unfortunately it starts to permeate where you live like it or lump it. From food, music, movies, www. I can try to ignore it but it keeps on creeping up on me.