Social Media is not a bad thing, and I stick to that. However, I have been thinking more about the stories that I posted on Good Friday. One factor which I believe has to be there is a lack of empathy. If the persecutors and those who supported them had empathy they surely would not be able to do this unless there were some other factor. That other factor might be peer pressure - but why does this only ever seem to be present in unpleasant cases? Where is the peer pressure to do something good?
Is there something about our current society which is decreasing the amount of empathy about? Whilst I have not been one for censorship I do wonder whether violent video games numb the senses - but we also spend an increasing amount of time alone - how are we going to learn empathy if we do not spend time with other people finding out how they actually feel?
Similarly I hadn't realised that I was anti advertising, but this is the second post (first one here) in which I question the impact that the advertising driven consumerism has on us. It is all about ME! And who cares about anyone else.
I am starting to sound like Mary Whitehouse, someone I thought was a terrible advert for Christianity when I was younger. What might perhaps will stop me falling too far in that direction is that I don't think censorship is the answer. If Jesus came to bring life in all its fullness then perhaps the best way to deal with this is to model something better - after all, I am not convinced that the people doing these things are happy.