All posts tagged: Facebook

Five Questions to Ask Before You Post THAT Comment or Photo

Rules bring freedom.  It’s strange but true that a certain amount of structure and regulation enables us to live – and to do so with a decreased (or non-existent) shackle of worry regarding safety, wellbeing and enjoyment. Red light means stop, green light means go; a rule that brings the liberty to drive from Point A to Point B, without risk of injury to self or others. In the fire safety book that my three-year-old son has fixated on, there’s a “Two-metres from the heater” rhyme.  We have the freedom to enjoy a heater’s warmth, without its burn, if we adhere to such advice. Sundays in our household are TV-free days.  This rule gives us freedom to enjoy each other’s company more completely – to read, talk, play boardgames and go for long walks. Rules protect us. If ever there was a sphere that lacked healthy regulation it would be social media.  Nowhere will you find more disrespectful, hateful, abusive or crude material as in the annals of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and all those …

Defend the Unborn, Speak Up for the Unborn and Don’t Forget to Respect the Unborn

Most of you will know how strongly I feel about the abortion debate playing out in my home state right now. This proposed piece of legislation hiding behind women’s rights in fact does nothing to protect vulnerable women and vulnerable unborn babies. So you would think that I’d be ok with the images of aborted babies plastered around social media. They are photos of babies that many prefer to call “terminated fetuses”, mostly late-term, their dismembered bodies the colour of death, contorted, ugly, horrific. Fingers and toes, faces and torsos, lips and limbs of slaughtered babies bearing the proof of torturous deaths. You would think I would support the distribution of such images because they expose the truth – they reveal the barbaric reality of how upwards of 80,000 unborn babies are disposed of each year in Australia. Well, I don’t. I struggled to write those few lines about real-life human beings who were not only subjected to the most inhumane kinds of deaths, but photos of their dead bodies were then made public. I …