Why I Don't Facebook/Twitter

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 can't not read others' postings.
They can't not post in response.
They can't not check postings to their postings of other postings.
They just can't not . . .

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.

Years ago, I decided that my website would not be a public kiosk where Anonymous could click in, scan the docs, and type critiques, anxious to see comment chains emerge into brush fires — whether or not I responded to remarks about my own work.

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.

Final thoughts:

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.

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