Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Net...does it bring out the best in you?

I try to blog with a conscience. I try to avoid attacking others and posting the worst side of myself, the dark and sinful thoughts that come out of no where that really come directly from my sin-nature. I was reading this and wondered, do the people who do constantly post harsh things ever think about what their words reflect on themselves? That their words paint them to be a person I wouldn't smile at on the street? Do they care?

I do care. When I walk down a street in Seattle I smile at people, and I'd like it if they smiled back.

From this point forward when I encounter those harsh posts, I am going to make an effort to do two things:

1. Not comment.
2. If I must comment, do so with a kind spirit not one that grows the darkness



Rebekah said...

Don't comment. No matter how tempting. I received a nasty comment last week that riled me up so much I tried to hunt the person down, but was unable to email/find. After I simmered down I had to remind myself that I KNOW who I am, what I've I am experiencing, and the truth behind my feelings. No matter how much I want to post my rebuttal I don't want to give their negativity a voice.

The only way to silence it is to be silent. I know it's hard!

Melba said...

Well said and I agree with Rebekah!

Jewls said...

I have a hard time not commenting, but usually my better judgment wins and I decide I don't want to start a cyber argument!

Maru said...

I agree with Rebekah too. The only thing that fuels up nasty commenters is your reaction. Don't bother. Just ignore them. Not an easy task, I know, but it's the best thing you can do.

Jamie said...

i completely agree! :)