Do you remember the old adage If you don’t have something nice to say, say nothing at all? With this world of the internet and anonymity, the saying seems to have come to be more like If you don’t have anything nice to say, say it anonymously.
People have discovered a way of being mean with the simple name Anonymous. He seems to know a lot of information. I hear him on the news – anonymous source or source which wishes to remain anonymous. Then there are those who respond to blogs that refuse to put their names. Just who is this Anonymous and why doesn’t he just shut up? I for one don’t want to hear what he has to say anymore.
Unfortunately others seem to thrive on hearing what Mr. Anonymous has to say.
Psalm 18:21 reads, The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Too many people, including Christians, have a tendency to say things behind someone’s back that they’d never say to their face. And then when it comes around to bite them in the behind, they go so far as to deny it. My philosophy is I won’t say it behind your back that I won’t say to you personally.
And in this day and age of social media, if I won’t put my name to it, I won’t post it.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu
Kindness seems to have gone out the window along with manners. It’s time we bring it back.
The power of the tongue and the type written word can make a difference in someone’s life. Before you post anything, ask yourself if this will be beneficial or just bring pain. Anything hurtful should never be posted. And if it’s something you feel the person truly needs to hear, discuss it with them in private.
And sign your name to anything you’re willing to put on the internet. Being anonymous or using a pseudonym only shows you don’t have real faith in what you’re saying.
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