Be Careful of What Links You Share via Social Media!

“What your husband reads online can get you beaten to death when pregnant!”

Our lives now have recently started revolving around links; those our friends share with us, those we come across on Twitter, Facebook, Mixx, Stumble Upon, Digg and so on and links that we find and share! It is safe to say that, due to social media, links play a very important role in shaping the way we think, what we believe and what we do as well!

As a result of this deduction, it is very important for us to pay attention to what we share online. We now have a responsibility towards those people we interact with online; they depend on the information we share and we must always try to validate the information, when possible, in order not to cause or promote chaos, aggression, violence and drama!

The following is an example of something that happened with me a few days ago: I was going through my Mixx shares and I came across an article entitled:

8 Reasons Why God Hates Denmark [we decided to remove links]. I am a curious girl so I clicked on the link and read the post, which in my opinion, was not that impressive. However, I then saw a disturbing title of an article: Start hitting your child with a rod 16 weeks before birth! [link removed] Written by a man who calls himself a “True Christian” who is promoting violence against pregnant women in efforts to educate their unborn children!

Recommendation- Hit Your Child with a Rod!

Here’s a part of the annoying and insulting article:

All loving parents know that you have to hit a child with a rod to properly raise it.”

God is very clear about that:

* Proverbs 23:13-14 “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.”
* Proverbs 13:24 “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”

Less clear is the perfect age to start doing this. Fortunately True Christian™ science has now finally solved that mystery.

Using advanced ultrasound scans of a fetus, True Christian™ researchers have found that connections in the fetal brain are not fully formed before 24 weeks. In practical terms this means the best time to start hitting the child with a rod is about 16 weeks before it is born. Usually this is also a period in which your wife starts neglecting her duties so you can hit two birds with one stone by hitting hard with a rod on the belly of the pregnant woman. Make sure to be forceful enough, otherwise the child will not notice!

Finally, I’m looking forward to your thought and insights about this topic: Do you think it is a serious issue? Have you ever came across such links?

Let us hear your thoughts…

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    That's plain disgusting!

    But it does remind me of the “self claimed experts” online. Everyone poses as an expert even if they are not. I notice that every time I want to learn say a new programming language or find a tutorial for a certain app. The internet is full of kids, who after learning 3 clicks around an app consider themselves fountains of knowledge!

  • SurvivalFirst

    In the age of Social media, anyone can say anything online and look/sound equal to anybody else. So you get the incredibly educated and the horrendously ignorant, all side by side, speaking as equals, on matters in which one of them might have more knowledge and insight.
    The trick is, the filtering responsibility is thrown back to the reader. You, the reader, pick what you like and what you follow, among all possible content that is out there.
    I don't think it's the sharing end you should worry about, it's the reading end.
    Don't forget that one man's serious dissertation is another man's gag. I could share the “baby-beating” article for its dark comic value (if any), while others share it because they believe it's true.
    My bottom line is simple: If you end up beating your pregnant wife because of an article someone shared, it's entirely your fault for being, well, an idiot.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    Well while what you are saying is true, what makes such links and thoughts on the internet more dangerous is that the other crazy guy who believes in beating his wife with a rod will no longer feel lonely when he finds out that there is someone else doing the same thing … and he'll contact that person so that they will organize and fight for their right to be, well, idiots …

  • Bob

    he lost me at “God is very clear about that:”

    Just another deluded moron – it also says in Leviticus that if you disrespect your parents you should be killed. Hows that workin' out for ya “believers”?

    It isn't just the Qur'an which is filled with fables, legends, and the rantings of delusional schitzophrenics.

    Someone take this idiot out the back and show him a stick!

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  • http://dezfutak.com Dez Futak

    Probably Cranky_old_XXXXX is not really religious at all, but just stirring things up…doing a good job about it too, by the looks of things!

  • Grace

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landover_Baptist_Church
    The website is a satire and I would therefore refrain from presuming that the poster believes anything he has written.

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