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The Internet And Social Media Are No Danger But Truth Suppressers Are A Grave Threat.

Discussion in 'Current News & Events (Articles Required)' started by Contenders Edge, Oct 13, 2021.

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  2. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

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    I disagree with both. The internet is not exactly a "danger" but it is far less useful than people will admit. And individual censors who screen information are as common as parents are.
    As long as the censors have limited reach, they are harmless.
     
  3. GOD Shines Forth!

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    Krystof Kieslowski directed films in Poland before he made his last ones in France. There are several interviews where he discusses working with government censors (the real, old school kind) and he had a very practical way of looking at them. (less than 2 minutes long)

     
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  4. anna ~ grace

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    Yep. Get off of social media. Don’t download any apps the government throws at you on to your phone. I am concerned that a social credit system is coming our way. It is already sort of here; post something on Twitter, society gets angry, you lose your job.
     
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  5. anna ~ grace

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    That was brilliant. And true. We are seeing that unfold here, today.
     
  6. Petros2015

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    I disagree. The internet and social media are an enormous danger.
    It's subtle, but it's there and it's big and it's being felt and the impact over time is a structural threat.

     
  7. Petros2015

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    What happens when promoters have unlimited reach?
    From my facebook:

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    Nothing of the sort even remotely happened. Where would you find a company to produce 30,000 guillotines anyway?!?!?!?

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    C.S. Lewis wrote nothing like this - he was an Oxford academic in literature; this sounds like it was written by a grade school propagandist. I'm very familiar with his works (including the Screwtape Letters and Screwtape proposes a toast)

    Yet, people believe it. They swallow it line and hook.

    I feel like the world has gone mad. And it has.

    After the iceberg struck the Titanic, there were roughly 120 minutes before it went under.

    I feel like we have about 38 minutes left.
     
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  8. SkyWriting

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    I've been telling people about the the downside to the internet long before most knew it had a downside. One of the first uses I saw of the internet at work was a porn clip on the company computer.
     
  9. Original Happy Camper

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    Satan is preparing humanity for his final deception and is using every tool available with every willing man to accomplish his desire. for he knows he has but a short time.

    Matthew 15:9
    But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    Colossians 2:22
    Which all are to perish with the using after the commandments and doctrines of men?
     
  10. Contenders Edge

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    As long as censors have NO reach at all, they are harmless. Each person needs to be their OWN censor; deciding for themselves what to read, watch, and listen to, and what not to. Granted that while the internet has been used to propagate a lot of evil, it has also been used as a force for good as well. It all comes down to what each user of the internet uses it for.
     
  11. Contenders Edge

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    And yet there would be more downsides to NOT having an internet than there is with having an internet.
     
  12. Contenders Edge

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    Well, at least you verified the claims for yourself, but if there any guillotines being produced behind the scenes, the Revelation of John tells us who it is that will make good use of them.
     
  13. Contenders Edge

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    The internet is no more or less a danger than the people who make use of it.
     
  14. Contenders Edge

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    But that is exactly what Satan wants: To drive God's people off of a platform that can be used to propagate the Gospel of salvation and anything else that can be used to persuade many of the truth of God and place their trust in the authority of His Word by which the Gospel of salvation is delivered.

    If he cannot corrupt the people of God with the internet and SM, then he will try to rob them of or drive them off that platform and that is exactly what he is trying to do through the likes of Jeh Johnson and this Frances Haugen.

    The only reason to control what information people are exposed to is to hide from them the knowledge of the Gospel and though they haven't begun with that, they are sure working their way towards doing that if ever so step by step:


    "First, they came for the anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers who have not been deceived by the fear-mongering COVID-19 propaganda.
    Next, they came for the QAnons.
    Then they extended their censorship of Trump supporters and MAGA adherents.
    Now they are censoring climate-change deniers.
    Next they will come for those who deny the theory of evolution.
    And then for proponents of capitalism and the critics of Marxism, socialism, Fascism, and Communism.
    And then for those defenders of the Constitution and who promote patriotism.
    And after that they who would defend support for the nation of Israel and speak out against anti-Semitism and racism.
    And then every whistleblower who exposes acts of corruption and wickedness.
    And finally, the Bible and the Gospel message of salvation."
     
  15. anna ~ grace

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    My concern is that social media will be / is being increasingly used here in the US as it is in China; to monitor and silence and punish people who think for themselves, and who question the media out loud. Everything is being watched. The days when we can do some good on these platforms may be coming to a close. I think we will have to increasingly take up a mindset of “we’re living in a Communist dictatorship now!” when posting things online.

    People are already being fired over Facebook posts and tweets. It’s happening. This is not science fiction, or five years in the future, this is now.
     
  16. SkyWriting

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    That's debatable.
     
  17. SkyWriting

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    That's a hard case to make given the rules of this forum you enjoy. Try Reddit for a special treat.
     
  18. Contenders Edge

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    Try GAB.
     
  19. Contenders Edge

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    Without the internet, our information intake would be very limited. Indoctrination in our academic institutions would go virtually unchallenged. Truth would be more suppressed than it is now. The lies of the mainstream media would continue being accepted as truth without question. And we would all be slaves.
     
  20. Contenders Edge

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    It is that kind of attitude and apathy that leads us to be defeated more than anything else ever will.
    We are supposed to be serving a victorious God, but how will we ever be partakers of His victory if we take up a defeatist mindset? If Christ is victorious, we need to be living like we serve a God of victory even if it costs us everything.
     
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