Hi to my Forum Friends,
Last week I posted a request for prayers for a 2 year old boy who was having open heart surgery. I sent the prayer request out to my Friends Ministry, posted it on Facebook, and gambled that prayers needed for a 2 year old child would at least limit the venom and hate found on so many discussions in this Religion Forum. But, I was wrong. In no time, even that discussion had been hijacked and turned into a hate-filled spitting contest.
In my Friends Ministry, I knew the prayer request would be well received -- and, it was, with many people not only praying for the child -- but, also sending back messages for the family.
And, on Facebook, not one single negative response. I cannot tell you how sad it makes me to see my hometown Religion Forum spew such hatred and negative feelings when a 2 year old child's life was on the line. I have always said that being a good person was not predicated upon a person being a Christian believer, that even the most devout atheist can also be a very kind, loving, good person. But, this experience has left me wondering.
So, yes, I could take no more and I deleted the discussion.