An Open Letter To the Virtual Church Lady: Why Do You Talk So Much About Jesus On Facebook?

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July 9, 2012 ‐ By Charing Ball

Back in the good ole days, we would likely only find these ladies posted up on the front row of the church pew, passing out things on train station platforms and leaving badly recorded outgoing answering machine messages with the entire Rough Side of the Mountain album playing in the background. Back then, all you had to do was turn up your Walkman or pretend to be looking elsewhere when they tried to approach you with Christ’s mercy. But thanks to the marvels of technology, the church lady has gone digital and she is spreading her fear based message of fire, brimstone and damnation to social networking sites and comment sections alike all across the blogosphere.

I understand that as Christians, you are taught that evangelization is part of your faith. However, when a person sneezes and instead of a simple, “God Bless you” you say, “In the name of the almighty and powerful Yahweh, I rebuke you Satan and your heart-stopping copulations,” it tends to make people feel a bit uncomfortable.  First, there is the pressure that comes with knowing that a simple ‘thank you’ doesn’t even seem that sufficient enough of a response. And secondly, Satan is no more of the cause of your sneezing than the dust in your room (Oh and your heart doesn’t stop beating when you sneeze. That is actually an old wives tale, probably created by Satan). But you can’t tell the church lady that – or anything for that matter.

I was debating whether or not I should write about this because it is likely to ruffle some feathers and spawn accusations of being anti-Christian. However, I’m certain that every religion has fundamentalist folks just like the church lady I speak of. And I’m certain that there is probably a Middle Eastern lady with plenty of snark under her hijab, blogging the same thing on Madame Brown about Muhammad and his “everything is Šayṭān” quoting behind. Likewise, if I were an actual Satan worshiper who likes to post lengthy odes and retorts about the greatness of Beelzebub across the blogosphere, I’m sure many of my religious friends would be the first people to call me out on it. So, in that same vein, you too have to appreciate that not everyone is interested in worrying 24 hours a day that the Lord is watching them or even being converted – especially when they are perfectly happy being the godless heathens they are.

People share anything and everything on social networking site, from what we ate for breakfast to what they are watching on TV, even down to the strange, interesting and most times routine things that happen to us throughout the day. And if religion just so happens to be the central part of a person’s life, it is expected that they would want to share that as well. To that I say God Bless You – and I mean that seriously. However, I also believe that there is a difference between speaking of the light and actually walking in it. If all you do is broadcast about Jesus all day, something tells me you haven’t quite figured out how to work his message into your life on a daily basis. And if your reverence and piety for Christ – and all his flawed children – stops at Mark Zuckerberg’s question of “What’s on your mind,” then I’m pretty sure you’re doing God’s message of mercy, love and forgiveness wrong.

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  • PRAISE THE LORD

    I totally agree!!! OMG and the ones that says “if you dont repost than you will burn in hell and blah blah blah…..I Love the Lord and I know He loves me….but people who do that think they are more Christian than others. Posting Jesus stats every ten mins is not gonna get you to Heaven any faster or earn you brownie ;points. smh

  • PRAISE THE LORD

    I totally agree!!! OMG and the ones that says “if you dont repost than you will burn in hell and blah blah blah…..I Love the Lord and I know He loves me….but people who do that think they are more Christian than others. Posting Jesus stats every ten mins is not gonna get you to Heaven any faster or earn you brownie ;points. smh

  • PRAISE THE LORD

    I totally agree!!! OMG and the ones that says “if you dont repost than you will burn in hell and blah blah blah…..I Love the Lord and I know He loves me….but people who do that think they are more Christian than others. Posting Jesus stats every ten mins is not gonna get you to Heaven any faster or earn you brownie ;points. smh

  • tayrat

    That peanutt butter and jam sandwich was hilarious!!!!!!!!!LOOOOOOOOL

  • BOLD

    Only satan gets mad when folks talk about how good God is….So

  • NN

    Disclaimer: I’m not going to preface rather or not I’m a Christian b/c if I truly am, my actions will show and my words will edify :o) What I will share- I think its perfectly okay for people to write whatever they want to on their status updates. Just like it’s okay for you to make the choice to read them or not. From my personal experience, I tended to be more vocal and sometimes antagonistic about my beliefs in the beginning. Like someone mentioned below, I was excited and wanted to share the word, but I realized I was doing incorrectly. Sometimes it is how things are presented. However I’m learning it’s about the relationship with someone first. People want to know that you care about them before they care about what you know. To be honest though, I find that when I’m in the Word and focus on my relationship I gravitate to my friends who dedicate their time to writing scripture. I crave their messages. On the days that I choose to ignore them- honestly it’s because I’m focusing more on worldly aspects than unearthly ones. I’m more interested in gossip and stuff and thus don’t want to read spiritual or inspirational status updates. Why not? Again to be honest, b/c they do annoy me at that time. And I believe it’s b/c I’m fighting worldly vs unearthly and the Spirit convicts my actions and motivation and of course, I just don’t want to hear it :o) My concern is how people love bringing up the past as evidenced in some of these comments. I do agree, scripture should not be used as a condemning or judging thing (Holier Than Thou attitudes) b/c everyone who is saved received salvation as a gift and they contributed nothing to receiving it. However, my past has nothing to do with my present nor my future. I don’t mind sharing the things I struggle with b/c I believe it’s a way or means to relating to others. I don’t believe I’m being hypocritical, at least not overtly or intentionally, however I do believe that God will continue to work in the areas of my life until He says it’s time. “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Phil 1:6) This is of course not to excuse instances where my actions appear to be hypocritical based on self-reflection, edification by others, and honesty. In those instances, just like everyone else, I must recognize the true motivation or energy behind the action, repent and move on. God bless you all!

  • Kay

    Lmfaoo at the who needs jelly when you have jesus line, lol I cried laughing at that.

  • TheTanningMom

    I don’t give a damn what is posted on anyone else’s page, but when people post religious things all over my page it irks me. I think I’ve scared people away and even been deleted posting Atheist statuses which is good.

  • Rev_T

    Let me first say that as an accomplished, successful black woman, I totally respect who you are, what you’ve done, and all you’ve achieved. Hats off to you for that. You’re a breath of fresh air to black women, and should be commended for that. However, In all due respect, I think this article is slightly jaded, hypocritical, and totally one-sided. While what you are saying is partially true, you fail to address the virtual non-Christian on facebook and twitter. We as Christians are forced everyday to read over the top status updates about how drunk somebody was the previous night, or how high or effed up they’re getting right now, or posting vulgar pictures (gay and straight) of kissing, being in bed together or a number of inappropriate things. We have to hear about relationship drama, work drama, constant vulgar language, and a host of other things.I think both extremes are wrong and should be addressed. I am a Christian, and my posts vary. Some days I may post about a scripture I’m reading, a theological issue, a political view, or some days I may post about somebody who passed gas next to me while riding home on the train. I’m not an extremist, I would consider my posts to be very balanced, which is something we rarely see. These are social media sites, and shouldn’t be abused on either side of the spectrum.

  • TheTanningMom

    If I post Atheist statuses I get deleted by these same people that post about Jesus all day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dr.kmm Doc Kmm

    Well Charing Ball, it would be easier for you to un-friend someone on
    Facebook than to fabricate a story about church ladies to appease your
    insecurities. If you don’t want to read about Jesus, close the book,
    turn the page, unfollow etc. Perhaps you’d be more comfortable reading
    tweets about the vulgar housewives, or lewd and nude/semi-nude people
    than about the Creator. Follow who you want, but calling someone a
    hypocrite because of what they type, is FAR-FETCHED… some women prefer
    to be chaste. Furthermore, men talk equally about Jesus on Facebook,
    not just “church ladies” so that’s makes you the hypocrite for pardoning
    some and condemning others.

  • JesusisLord

    It is amazing how people will try to say what someone should or should not post on facebook, based on what “they” want to see. If you do not like hearing about God’s great love or even some of the annoying extras that some people post, unsubscribe from their posts. You can even look or glance at the post in your newsfeed and keep scrolling. Why let it bother you so much that you have to write an article bashing the people who post what is important to them? The same people who bash Christians are the same people who want everybody to be tolerant of everybody else. If you don’t want to read, or see the posts then DON’T!! I skip all the sports fanaticism, overprideful parents, friend drama every chance I get. Facebook is for self expression and connecting and sharing our lives. You don’t have to share in someone’s life if you don’t want to. I post annoying pics and information about my children all the time. It is only for those who are interested. No one is forced to look at or read anything! I also post scripture, devotionals, and spiritual observations as the Lord leads me to. You don’t have to look or appreciate it. You have choices. God Bless You!

    • BlackOnBlack

      the article focuses on overdoing things, even those of a religious nature.(which i noticed when someone mentions religion, some people get uptight and defensive) Expressing yourself is good. I can always ignore or unsubscribe from someones FB status about Christ. But why would you make someone feel like that when one of those wordn couldve been one I needed at the time? That’s just my viewpoint on the topic

  • Phosa

    L.O.V.E this!!! I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much on an MN article!!!!! :) now just to post this on facebook so they can see it…… :)

  • http://twitter.com/Akirret Tiki C

    Honestly, once you receive Jesus and truly see how good God is you just want to share it with others. It becomes something in your life that gives you such joy and peace you want others to have what you have. Also, there is a dying world out there full of lost people and we are commanded to spread the gospel. You never know how God might use someone’s status update to reach another person who might be hurting or need to hear a Word from the Lord. If people can post useless, meaningless things and glorify Jay-Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne, etc. there is DEFINITELY nothing wrong with using the same platform to glorify Christ. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe people can go overboard with it especially if they are pointing fingers at everyone. And the way I feel about speaking is tongues is a whole other conversation and I most DEF really don’t believe you can TYPE in tongues. (SMH) No one is perfect including the born again and saved. We are all sinners. People want to get so mad at the “Bible-Thumpers” and the “Jesus Freaks” when we post about what we love, but post some ill drama on fb or gossip and everyone is all ears and its all entertainment. In my opinion its sad that in today’s world, people would rather hear about all the materialistic things that don’t matter than the very Word(s) we need to feel our soul and the Savior who gave his life so that we might have eternal life (if we accept Him).

  • writingmomma

    If I can remember straight, isn’t there an “unfriend” button on Facebook? Now it seems to me that if you don’t like hearing these messages, why not just take these people off?
    I believe that the reason those people aren’t unfriended is because, you know that there are going to be days when you will need those words of encouragement and Halleluyerrrrrs!

  • Mrsadkiah

    You can’t have this article on a Black site. It will only be seen as “bashing” religious people. That’s a no no with Black folk.

  • msleighdan

    I’m more than willing to answer your question, but I have to put on my church hat and break out my bible to do so. If you have a problem with that…the bible, not the church hat, your argument is not with me but with God. My short answer to your question would be what the bible says in Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so”. in other words the people that God has saved from their sin should share their story. My question, Why does it bother you so much? Is it really hurting you to have to be subjected to someone who loves God, and is trying to inject a little positivity into your life? Who is the first person you will turn to when you are facing some tragic situation that needs urgent prayer? Is it your gay or parting friends? Would they even know how or be willing to pray for you? From my experience it is the church people and followers of Christ who are the ones that reach out and respond when people are in need, but they are despised by they very people they try to offer help to. Jesus gave people countless reasons to love Him and not one reason to hate Him, but to this day people can’t stand what He and His followers represent. John 15:25 says “They hated Him without cause”. How faulty is that? People usually don’t hate those that love them, and most Christians exhibit true love to the world and fellow man. But what Jesus and the church ladies represent is what people who criticize them fear most. Jesus said “I Am the light of the world, he that follows me will not walk in darkness”, He also said “Everyone that does evil hates the light and won’t come to the light for fear that everyone will see what he does and expose his evil.” Simply put, people dont like to be convicted of their sin. It’s much easier to mock and discredit the one who is doing the convicting. People want to do what they want, without any restrictions. They don’t want to hear the bible, they want to worship sin & pleasure, or no God at all. But don’t worry about the church lady. Every time you mock and scorn her and throw insults her way, you’re just adding more jewels to her heavenly crown. Jesus very clearly told His followers “If you were of the world, the world would love you, but I have chosen you out of this world, therefore the world hates you. If the world hates you, know that it hated me, before it hated you” John 15:18-19. So with your article you seem to be playing to type. How does that feel?

    • PRAISE THE LORD

      the bible also talks about not forcing your religion on non believers and praying in His presence only not trying to shout it to the world because people who do that typically are trying to prove something or let others feel less Christian….the bible said that first shall be last and last shall be first. their is nothing wrong with being excited about the son of God bc the Bible definitely tells us to testify and let everything that has breath praise the Lord. I think she’s referring to the overbearing fb Christian. I love being a Christian and I love the Lord. And I want everyone to know but I dont force it.

    • PRAISE THE LORD

      the bible also talks about not forcing your religion on non believers and praying in His presence only not trying to shout it to the world because people who do that typically are trying to prove something or let others feel less Christian….the bible said that first shall be last and last shall be first. their is nothing wrong with being excited about the son of God bc the Bible definitely tells us to testify and let everything that has breath praise the Lord. I think she’s referring to the overbearing fb Christian. I love being a Christian and I love the Lord. And I want everyone to know but I dont force it.

    • PRAISE THE LORD

      the bible also talks about not forcing your religion on non believers and praying in His presence only not trying to shout it to the world because people who do that typically are trying to prove something or let others feel less Christian….the bible said that first shall be last and last shall be first. their is nothing wrong with being excited about the son of God bc the Bible definitely tells us to testify and let everything that has breath praise the Lord. I think she’s referring to the overbearing fb Christian. I love being a Christian and I love the Lord. And I want everyone to know but I dont force it.

    • PRAISE THE LORD

      the bible also talks about not forcing your religion on non believers and praying in His presence only not trying to shout it to the world because people who do that typically are trying to prove something or let others feel less Christian….the bible said that first shall be last and last shall be first. their is nothing wrong with being excited about the son of God bc the Bible definitely tells us to testify and let everything that has breath praise the Lord. I think she’s referring to the overbearing fb Christian. I love being a Christian and I love the Lord. And I want everyone to know but I dont force it.

  • Lady85

    I am a Christian, Jesus loving, Church going woman…and I agree with 99.7% of this Article…there are times when I ask people how are you doing? (in a curteous, we’re strangers ind of way) and they reply “blessed and highly favored”. once I asked a woman (I know well) “are you good?” she says “oh GOD is the only one that’s good!”….Ma’am I was just asking you in case we needed to switch seats! I’m all for sharing a verses, mentioning church etc. FBook is about sharing your life and your faith is a big part of your life. I have jewish friends on Facebook and they mention Temple and Chanukah etc. it doesn’t bother me at all. BUT this extra, non Biblical Posturing is foolish and at some point I think you’re not sharing the Gospel, you’re trying to convince yourself you’re more “saved” than the next person. no different than the pharisees of the Bible Jesus preached against! Let the life you lead speak for you.

  • moniqhar

    Amen..lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAI4SRENU2A5WKRTELXXYJPDSI Kayla

    Jesus us the only Jam I need…………… That was hilarious………..If Jesus and your religion is general is so great, why the constant reminders?

  • Sunshineface

    Well if you don’t care to read about Jesus why is she on your friend list? This message is full of stereotypes. I guess people feel it’s okay to bash Christians for being ”openly Christian”. As matter of fact, I’m about to get on Facebook and ”come out” as a Christian. I wonder if people will be as celebratory…

    • NN

      Loved reading this!

  • http://twitter.com/MotownMusicLvr MotownMusicLvr

    Personally, I feel it is THEIR facebook page to post whatever they want to post. If you don’t like it, don’t read it or unfriend them and keep it moving. We all use facebook for various reasons and we all have our own interests. Who are we to decide what a person puts on their facebook page. I certainly post what I want to post on mine, since it is MY facebook page. You can either read the person’s post, delete it, scroll past it or unfriend them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karina.jackson.16 Karina Jackson

    I am a born again Christian and can admit that I too have overdone it in the past.I think it all comes down to understanding that when you see a message about God,the message is actually from God,so to be annoyed by it means,”God is beginning to annoy you.” Self check is needed there.As Christians we have this responsibility to share the message,it may bring someone to Christ and someone may be in desperate need of his word.I know that if I seriously needed God and was looking for someone to help me,I would go to a Mature Christian who has more knowledge and lives her life for Christ…rather than someone who only sometimes talks about God or doesn’t live her life any different from most Christians who just “claim the tiltle”.I don’t Judge,or bash any of my friends for what they do.I simply share his word,love,and try to uptlift my friends.I do publicly share the “truth” about the gospel not just what people want to hear,because I think that as my friend you deserve to know the truth.I’m not going to support your sin or make you feel good about it,I wouldn’t be a true friend if I did,or would I?.As Christians though,we also should respect people’s space,and realize that we cannot force anyone to change their views or lifestyle,that is God’s job,ours is simply to plant the seed….he will make that seed grow.Trust me,God has many soldiers working for him,the most we can do for some one else is pray and be there when they’re ready to come to us and learn more about this wonderful, awsome, and amazing God we’re always raving about lol.God IS love,but heaven is not about love,it’s about justice.God bless you all.

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  • Ladybug94

    Basically, people can post what they want on THEIR pages. If we don’t want to see it, hide them from your feeder and stay off their page.

  • Msmykimoto2u

    This was such a dumb article, i couldnt even finish reading it. So what if she posts bible verses every 10 mins? If you dont like it, remove yourself from their friendlist plain and simple. People posts half naked pics on FB all day long but see a bible verse and all of a sudden its a freaking problem. Get over your self

  • Ashley

    I see a lot of people missed the point lol! Coming from a Christian woman, there is nothing wrong with posting scriptures and telling people about the goodness of God BUT when people constantly post something about their faith, I start thinking like “who are you trying to convince, me or you?” Anyone can post scriptures on Facebook, but what have you learned from those scriptures (thats more important to me). I think that they need to start looking at words in the Bible like HUMILITY or being HUMBLE. Sometimes a few words of encouragement can go much further than posting a chapter of Exodus on there. **Relationship over Religion**

  • MissK

    FB gives every user the following options: unsubscribe to, remove from newsfeed, or limit tagging and posting by other users. Use your options, and then you’ll not tire of or feel inclined to pass judgement on the same old incessant posts. :)

  • tasha

    Great article!!! I thought I was the only one who felt that way…I am a Christian and I don’t feel the need to go on and on about it…just live my life so that people can “see” the light that shines within…not blinding them with rhetoric!!!

  • akaRadiance

    Anytime a person talks about their love
    for Jesus, they are persecuted. For example, this article that seems to be
    meant to shame women of faith. Why not make an article about the virtual thug,
    the half naked kids on fb, the overly violent movies or how celebrities, status
    and money has replaced God in millions of people’s lives that may not have even
    realized it. I’m proud of any person that talks about Jesus, even if someone
    does it for selfish recognition, they are doing what is asked of all of us,
    which is spreading the news of Jesus. We are all flawed but to shame a person
    for spreading the word of Jesus is worst, in my opinion, than talking or even
    boasting about my faith in his goodness.

    • bluekissess

      Preach

    • bluekissess

      Preach

    • aly

      I don’t think anyone wants to shame a woman of faith I think its just obvious to many of us “other women of faith”when the over share of ones relationship with Christ is not coming from an authentic place where one just wanted to share Christs love but rather a place of snobbish self righteousness. That holier than thou attitude that chases more ppl away than brings ppl to God. Putting that Christian Facebook bully in some role as persecuter

      • akaRadiance

        But does it matter if it comes from an authentic place or a mouth of self righetousness? God uses anybody and everybody, if a preacher steals your money in church…God atleast used him long enough for him/her to introduce you to each other. Putting it on facebook is no different than going door to door, friend to friend, reminding people about Jesus. God has to use sinners to reach sinners, because there is no other live human to use. But I feel this is an example of how the future will be, any person who wheres a cross, prays in public or has faith in God will be shunned by “believers” and non-believers. What you and this article is saying, you rather people not talk about Jesus, because YOU don’t have the faith in him that they do, that YOU feel uncomfortable about him being mentioned outside of church, which is probably why GOD put them in your life in the first place because he wants to use YOU, like he is using THEM.

        • moniqhar

          i think u missed the point

        • Beverly Gladle

          “Who needs jelly when you have Jesus!!!!” that doesnt seem a little extreme to you? Not even a little?

          • Kay

            Lmfaoooooo

  • Miss D

    You’re probably too sensitive/defensive if you think this article is implying that having a relationship with God is wrong. The problem is that people overdo things online . If all you can talk about is your religion (and for many, how other people aren’t practicing your religion the right way) then you may be hiding something yourself.

  • Guest

    I am a Christian and I would agree with a lot of the points made in this article. The relationship we each have (or don’t have) with God is a personal journey we are on and although it is okay to speak of that journey and be enthusiatic about it, it isn’t okay to try to shove it down everyone else’s throat. After all God gave each of us free will to worship him or not!!! If God isn’t out harrassing people and trying to intimidate or bully them into his kingdom, then neither should his worshippers!!!!!

    • Ladybug94

      True, but if it’s on someone else’s page and you don’t care for it maybe you just shouldn’t go to their page.

  • Monica

    Oh my, we all are so flawed. Yes, I agree with the majority of your article, but I also know MOMs of the world can be annoying which I am one of, posting all your children’s pics and accomplishments.lol. So I forgive the crazed church lady. I hope she forgives me for posting my children’s life on face book. ( – :

    • Me

      Beautifully said.

  • Chanese

    I see many are missing the point.
    A hit dog does what?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashleyjh7 Ashley JH

    It can be a bit much for some but think, would you rather see someone constantly posting about a positive relationship with Christ or constantly posting obscene/risque photos, gutter song lyrics & overtly sexual statuses? #ijs If there’s criticism to be spread, spread it around evenly.

    • Merriegirl

      We don’t want them to constantly post about anything (including risque photos and vulgar lyrics)…facebook is not a place to vent your life circumstances every ten minutes.

      • bluekissess

        Then what should Facebook be used for?

        • Merriegirl

          lol to share with “friends” your thoughts & experiences. But not every ten minutes. Facebook is not real life and people outside of your friend’s list have access to your information so it would be unwise and annoying to constantly update your status. This is not specific to religious posts.

      • bluekissess

        Then what should Facebook be used for?

  • mikeyap04@Yahoo.com

    I dont know who yall have in your news feeds. But you need to be careful of what your commenting and stirring up. Ever Herr about the lady who succeeded in getting prayer removed from schools??? Im a Christian its states in the Bible to tell of h I s goodness. Do you know how many ppl inbox looking for help, on there last leg cause of life issues. Not trying to say im perfect, but majority of the same ones that got sooo much to say about Christians on fb, be some of the ones later wanting to know God.

  • sammi_lu

    (Oh and your heart doesn’t stop beating when you sneeze. That is actually an old wives tale, probably created by Satan). Add hiccups and brainfreezes to his resume too…LOL!!

  • Jessica Williams

    you’re right!! some folks are just so “heaven bound”, that they are no “earthly good”, lol! “who needs jelly, when you have the Lord?”. ROFLLL!! this peanut butter sandwich, that’s what!!

  • johnylee

    I am not a religious person, but alot of my “friends” are so I seen religious post all the time. The deal is, I do not go on their status denounces their religion and they do not come on mines pushing their beliefs. When we converse on a topic, it’s a mutual discussion. We respect each others beliefs or lifestyles. I feel that the author of this topic wasn’t criticizing anyone for “loving” the God, but for crossing boundaries. How you feel about “your” personal belief is your right, but if it “conflicts” with someone else why would you comment on “their” status? At your best, you may feel like you are “sharing knowledge or love”, but it is usually described as being a little annoying and at worst, confrontational and judgmental.

    • johnylee

      “loving” *their* God…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507044948 Amber Isaidit Taylor

    and some of you commenting proves this author point she clearly is not talking about the normal once in a while prayer or godly comment she is talking about the extreme yet you still have a problem with it. Nothing wrong with having a relationship with God, just like I’m against people changing their relationship status every week….why everyone need to know how tight you and the Lord is. “Methinks you protest to much”

    • bluekissess

      We don’t need to know just like we don’t need to know that your stressed, if you have hater, where you going or who your with and lastly pictures of that vacation you probably didn’t enjoy

    • bluekissess

      We don’t need to know just like we don’t need to know that your stressed, if you have hater, where you going or who your with and lastly pictures of that vacation you probably didn’t enjoy

  • LA_Chiq

    Ooooh I have someone like that on my fb list. She drove me round the bend so I hid her posts and ignored her…until one day I posted something about how much I hated someone and up she pops with EXACTLY the kind of comment you gave an example of!!! I just pulled up a pic of her in the club the previous Saturday, tagged her in it and put the caption “Who has time to drop it low, wile out and get her drunken grind on when you have the the Lord Jesus Christ?….oh I guess you do lol” She hasn’t repeated her behavior since!

    • Negress

      LOL!

    • Negress

      LOL!

  • TRUTH IS

    “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
    Not everyone who cries Lord, Lord genuinely means it.

    • bluekissess

      Amen

    • Negress

      Mohatmas.

    • Negress

      Mohatmas.

  • bluekissess

    Wow, this article just shows that you can’t please everybody. I know my God and love my God and yes, I do create a status or two about how he’s needed in my life. I tend to bring balance and positivity to my wall. It’s a lot of hate and jealousy.

    If people love God it’s there right. If your portraying someone your not then that’s there problem only god can judge them.

    • me

      Theres nothing wrong with it in my opinion, but too much of anything is too much!

      • Jessica Williams

        that’s right! i have a friend who always posts one positive quote/scripture a day, and i never get tired of reading them. then i have one friend who sends a barrage of quotes, scriptures, baby Jesus’s and baby angels playing with their halo’s, praying cats and dogs, horses, and cows…i mean it gets to the point of being tolerable, to you wondering if you should go with her to make sure she gets the cat scan..you know!

  • ebonyhud

    I understand the comments about half naked pics and bla statuses, but too much of ANYTHING can get annoying over time. Just like the girl on my page that always talks about her boyfriend, or the guy who just complains about everything, or one of my BFF’s that posts encouraging quotes everyday. You would think that encouraging quotes would be good! lol, but it absolutely got on my nerves! Nobody said anything is wrong with loving Jesus. And just as you wouldn’t delete somebody that annoys you out your life, you don’t always want to delete people off your facebook. Heck I just put it so that I only see their important posts.

    • bluekissess

      The question on Facebook asks “What’s on your mind?’ If a quote or a Scripture is on someone’s mind then what would be the problem? What else are they suppose to to post?

      • ebonyhud

        I totally understand, I don’t know why it bothers me lol

        • bluekissess

          Well, the problem isn’t with them it’s with yourself. I want t know your status. I’m sure what you say gets on people’s nerves too. We’re all victims.

          • ebonyhud

            lol okay

        • bluekissess

          Well, the problem isn’t with them it’s with yourself. I want t know your status. I’m sure what you say gets on people’s nerves too. We’re all victims.

      • ebonyhud

        I totally understand, I don’t know why it bothers me lol

      • vanillaruis

        It seems scripted after the third quote.

    • Rhonda Chambers

      And don’t forget the braggers. This one chick had to post pictures of the shoes her boyfriend he bought her. I was like really? She acts like she’s not used to anything. I was sort of embarrassed for her. It was like she was trying to show off to people.

  • BlackOnBlack

    I find that folks who have a need to talk about Jesus so much are trying to put up a front and act like something they’re not. if u have Jesus in your heart, we all can see it. You dont need to constantly repeat it or make it a public spectacle. Also, posting a bible verse or liking a pic of Christ doesn’t make u Christian. The way u live your life makes you one.

    • bluekissess

      True but there are people who are kind hearted and pure

    • LA_Chiq

      Totally agree. You usually find that some (not all) of these folks need to check the way they WALK, matches up to the way they TALK!

    • Trisha_B

      AGREE! My little cousin mom is everything this post is about. She’s born again & she spends her days posting scriptures, pictures & all that jazz. Then one day she had the nerve to write a essay on facebook (they need to limit characters like twitter) about having kids w/out being married. Mind you she just had her 5th child & have never been married to any of her kids father or my uncle (i think there’s 3 of them lol). She’s constantly making comments about girls partying & having sex. But before she “found God” (like a yr & half ago) she was always partying & had all her club pictures up, but once she went to the Church she untagged & deleted all those pictures lmao. It’s like she’s trying to prove something, & all i can do is smh

      • greentea516

        Isn’t it good that she turned to Christ? Born again people tend to be more excited about sharing their faith once it happens. It will be a maturing process for her spiritually to use her past as her testimony, not something to hide. As her family, you shouldn’t shame her for what shes doing now or remind her of her past to make a point, she is a new creature under salvation so be happy! 2 Corinthians 5:17

        • bluekissess

          Amen sista

        • bluekissess

          Amen sista

        • Trisha_B

          She’s not my family, she’s just someone my uncle had a baby by 17 years ago. She brought a lot of trouble into my family b/c of her ways. Nothing is wrong w/ her finding the church. My problem is she forget where she came from & who she once was, & now points her church finger & turns her nose up at people who were like her. She just had her 5th child a few months ago w/ her BOYFRIEND but preaching on facebook about how much of a sin it is to have a child out of wedlock. She comments on my facebook pictures telling him i go out too much & say its not right. It’s like, i’m happy you turned your life around but don’t judge people (isn’t that in the bible) who are doing things now, that you were doing some time ago before going to the church.

      • Rhonda Chambers

        See when folks have been deep into the world most of their lives, they get saved and just take it to the extreme. It’s like they are trying to make up for all devilsh stuff they’ve done. They go from zero to 100. A lot of times they are still battling the part of them that still wants to be in the “world”.

    • Claire

      So True So True.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. I’m convinced, people who over do it are compensating for something. The worst part is, when you know the person always posting things about GOD, lives opposite of what they post. I’m not ashamed of CHRIST, I let HIM shine through my lifestyle. I only talk when it’s necessary. Here and there, it’s okay to show your love for our Savior, don’t just over do it and please let your lifestyle match up with what you say.

  • gracie

    Maybe you should only keep friends who talk abut how hot Usher is or how bootyliscious Nicki is…….I don’t think there is anything wrong with loving Jesus.

    • faith

      oh they are annoying too! The writer is writing a story about one thing, doesn’t mean they are okay with everything else.

      • me

        Clearly, the digital saints have spoken! lol

      • me

        The digital saints have spoken! lol

  • Nope

    “You’ll write something mundane like, “I hate when you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and then realize that you are out of jelly.” She will be the first to comment, “WHO NEEDS JELLY WHEN YOU HAVE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST HALLELUJAH JESUS IS THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA PRAISE HIM…JESUS IS THE ONLY JAM I NEED.”
    lol, I think this happens online in general. You can’t talk about tacos without some random woman bringing Jesus into the discussion.

    • Miss D

      That was hilarious!!!!! LOL!

  • ThisChick

    Why are u making it seem like having a relationship with God is a bad thing? There is an unfriend option! Is there not a problem with the females posted half naked pictures of themselves or the status updates with cussing in them? Don’t jump on other peoples case for what they post, and cuz they trying to get in heaven.

    • jessevandell

      so true.

    • bluekissess

      Thank you. Or the guys posting weed and stolen money? MN needs to go to church

    • IzzySezSo

      Oh booboo, bless your heart! Posting on fb is NOT going to get you into heaven… (from a concerned Christian)

      • ThisChick

        Clearly! As a Christian I know, I was pointing out no need for her to be trying to go in on people who do. Its facebook people are free to put whatever they like. Not saying talking about Jesus in every convo is going to get them in heaven. I’m saying if its something they feel like doing let them. A relationship with God is one on one not to be judged at the expense of on looking people.

    • Jessica Williams

      if all i needed to do to get into heaven was post Jesus pictures, scriptures, and quotes 24/7….i need to get started! i didn’t read at all where she said it was wrong. some people just over do things. i mean, if the peanut butter and jelly reference didn’t give an idea of what she was saying….you know.

      • ThisChick

        No Im not saying that’s all it takes in fact just doing that will prob not get you where you want to be. I get what the author is saying but I’m saying if she really has a problem with it unfriend them, they will be judged on whether they real or not by God so her acting like its such a bad things aint cool, she dont know they life! They could really be sold out for the lord people lol

    • Merriegirl

      There is nothing wrong with having a relationship with God, however some people on facebook try to cover up their unhappiness or portray a life that they are not living through constantly posting about their religious views/experiences.

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