Bachelor star and fan o' God Sean Lowe recently sent out a tweet that read: "Never claimed to be religious. I don't like religion. Keeps people from the truth." The tweet was amidst a Twitter conversation about religion, where Lowe originally wrote: "I'm a selfish, greedy, prideful man who has been made new through Jesus. Fame and money are fleeting but His love endures forever. #mystory."
Here's a hashtag for you, Sean: #nothanks.
No diss to faith or the Big Man Upstairs here, but keep religion off of social networking sites, please. And while we're at it, why don't we throw in politics, too. Is it too much to ask to only see photos of people's nails, ice cream cones, and their feet at the beach? Social networks, I love you, but you're bringing me down.
Here's the thing about tweeting or Facebooking about religion and/or politics: It's most definitely going to start a fight. Religion and politics incite arguments when people are face-to-face -- think about what they do when people can hide behind a screen. People get pissed about Kim Kardashian online -- is bringing J.C. into the equation really a good idea?
No, the world can't be all rainbows and Pink Berry and faux fur throws, but writing about deeply personal things like faith is bound to irk a lot of people -- including when you have 500 people yelling at you about how you're wrong and a moron. You should know this by now: As a virtual society, we're incapable of having a polite discourse between one another.
So, Sean, while I don't necessary agree with your religious beliefs, I respect them -- but I do think it was a bad idea to tweet about them. Have you read the responses? Here's my personal favorite: "So weird how your phone autocorrected 'hydroxycut' to 'Jesus'!".
What do you think of this?
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