These social communities tend to create addictive co-dependent behavior in large numbers of users.
For the Addicted Ones, the compass of their world responds to what others say about them, about the hot topics of the day — about any- and everything in the Universe. They have to know what everyone else thinks and does.
They can't not post their mind about daily hot topics.
They crave the Likes/ThumbsUp/Smileys of approval for their opinions, preferences, recommendations. Affirmation by emoticon. Cyber mitzvot. Bodyless hugs. Handless high-5s.
This • obsession • addiction • compulsion • depletes the soul and vanquishes sound thinking.
The Addictioned allow their mental and spiritual compass to be spun 360 by friends, family, even articulate, seemingly all-knowing but rumor-concocting and lie-spreading Strangers.
Instead, I want the site to remain mine, not a public vessel for pirates to hijack and exploit as their own Alt-podium for dumping mindless obscenities, vitriolic slander, corrosive acid.
If people hate me and my views — if they hate God and Yeshua and the Bible — they don't have access here.
My contact address is posted. Visitors are welcome to write and express their fumes, perplexity, or appreciation — to me privately. But I never post reader messages, their email addresses, or my responses online. I believe in respectful and confidential communication.
My studies are also not Twitterized. A few articles run several (printed) pages. That's purposeful. With any study, I want to substantiate my views so others can validate them.
Website designers say short-attention-span readers won't spend 4 nano-seconds on a website like this. I know. But I don't research, write and edit for Nano Readers.
Metaphorically, if readers want to ascend the Matterhorn in a warm, tourist-friendly gondola, my site isn't for them.
If they're willing to spend time and expend energy hiking upward, I hope my studies reward their effort.
Visitors to the Website