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    Default Open to find out :) delete or not?

    So I am not sure what 'topic' to put here as I haven't got my thoughts together yet, but I needed to put it down somewhere.

    So time and time again, I see people say they delete friends off facebook for offensive posts related to race/sexism/politics etc

    Do any of you delete people for posts you find offensive about religion? (I guess this question is more for the Christians / other religious people?)

    I'm Christian and I am not one to generally comment on posts I find offensive on facebook. I really hold myself back because I hate confrontation and often I feel like I'll just get completely hammered for MY spiritual and religious beliefs from atheists.

    A girl I know posted this picture of the pope with something I find completely untrue and against my beliefs. I have no idea whether this is an actual statement from the pope or not, but I completely disagree. I would love to give my 2 cents but I'm holding back as it wouldn't change her mind and I don't force my beliefs on people either, but at the same time it's ****ed me off enough to want to delete her... She also has completely different political views from myself and often I find myself getting annoyed at those too.

    I know I could delete or block her but she's a mutual friend of DH and although we don't see her often, there are times when we do, and if I deleted her then saw her, I know it would be awkward and she would wonder why I deleted her etc. I don't go out of my way to see her but if our group got together (which is likely to happen) then she would be there.

    I guess this post is a bit of a vent and a discussion on what other Christians feel / do in these situations?

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    hi sagirl, i have stopped the 'newsfeed' from some people, actually family members too,. i can see if they are online, or i can see if they post a comment on someone's page, but i don't see their constant blahblah rubbish. im not very technical/ computer savvy, but i managed to do that. i would not bother trying to debate anything on fb, or over a computer screen. if this person is not someone you need to get along with, i would just ignore any post you are not agreeing with. i would keep my distance from her/him at any social function too. we don't need to be friend s with all the world. marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    hi sagirl, i have stopped the 'newsfeed' from some people, actually family members too,. i can see if they are online, or i can see if they post a comment on someone's page, but i don't see their constant blahblah rubbish. im not very technical/ computer savvy, but i managed to do that. i would not bother trying to debate anything on fb, or over a computer screen. if this person is not someone you need to get along with, i would just ignore any post you are not agreeing with. i would keep my distance from her/him at any social function too. we don't need to be friend s with all the world. marie
    This - best thing to do if you are worried about keeping the peace. I deleted a friend once who was a tool and would post pornographic stuff!

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    Thanks, I will try that Marie.

    Ahh the joys of social media! Getting everyone's opinions even when you don't want them! Haha

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    In your situation I'd just hide her posts from appearing in your newsfeed.

    I did the same thing with a friend (not a close friend, but an old friend) because she became quite obsessed with the whole boycott halal movement and I was sick of seeing it.

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    Ive deleted a person on facebook for posting catholic related things every day. Im athiest and it annoyed me. She was not someone i would see more than at a wedding or a funeral once a decade etc no regrets.
    Delete or block or hide their posts. It's your facebook why shouldn't you be able to do what you like.
    Btw this persons mother asked recently why i removed her daughter from my facebook. I was completly upfront with her.

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    Yeah, just unfollow them. They'll never know, so you avoid that whole "why did you unfriend me" situation and you get the peace and quiet of not having to see their intolerance.

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    I ignore and press the I don't want to see this button unless it's a weekly or more type thing. If it is I delete.

    My thoughts are people can post anything legal on their wall that they want too. I have choice whether to see it or not.


    My only exception is my sister and my bil. We are extremely close so I just ignore it. I know its not directed at me.

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    I know what you mean about it being awkward if you delete someone and then run into them. I'm fairly outspoken, so on the occasions that has happened and the person has mentioned it, I've said "I got sick of seeing your kno6head posts" lol, but I understand others are more polite than me

    I'm not Christian, but I have hidden people from my newsfeed for posting some religious rantings I find offensive. I am tolerant of anyone believing in whatever they want to believe in, and I expect others to extend the same courtesy to everyone else. The only time I have hidden/deleted people for religious posts is when they are either constantly preaching or post something really offensive towards ANYONE'S beliefs, because I find it completely disrespectful.

    I do it no matter if the person is christian, catholic, muslim, atheist or anything inbetween because it's not the religion I have a problem with, it's the disrespect towards other people's beliefs. I'm also sometimes prone to pointing out to them why their post is offensive, but that's just me!

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    The only thing I find really annoying is the Christmas rant thing. And I usually just give people history lessons on those.

    Anything else I just delete people if I find it overly offensive and if they ask why I tell them straight up.


 

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