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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Why I Quit Facebook...
You know, it seems that whenever a notable person retires from FaceBook, they have to write an article talking about how they are so much better off now, and superior to everyone who doesn't quit FaceBook. They have to come off as lucid and eloquent, without (outwardly) insinuating any sort of superior air - and yet, it always seems to end that way. They talk about how much more time they have, how they didn't have much to say, how they did this, and that, and the other thing, but now they see it was all flim-shaw, and having finally recognized themselves to be knee-deep in the mire, they not only wrested themselves from their self-made prison, but in doing so imagined the thing to be so monumental, that it required the immediate penning of an article explaining their decision.
I quit because I am a cold-hearted introvert who couldn't care less about the moment by moment minutia that seems to have hypnotized this passing generation.
Well, rest assured, you'll get none of that from me.

I quit because I am a cold-hearted introvert who couldn't care less about the moment by moment minutia that seems to have hypnotized this passing generation. I quit because I prefer to have more control over my public life than that particular medium permits, and I quit because I couldn't take the seemingly endless stream of people who want to be my friend (did I mention that I am a cold hearted introvert?)

I am only posting this so that I can feel self important, having finally joined myself to an elite group of better-than-thous - the ex-FaceBook crowd.

You may now go back to your regular browsing.

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posted by Daniel @ 5:00 PM  
10 Comments:
  • At 9:07 PM, December 09, 2009, Blogger donsands said…

    I'm not really a fcaebooker either, but more of a blogger.
    So I simply blog every once in a while on facebook.

    I think it's great you are an ex-facebooker.

    I'll probably end up that way myself.

    I wonder if these words are in the dictionary yet?

     
  • At 10:28 PM, December 09, 2009, Blogger Bryan said…

    So will you join Google Wave? It is a good bet it is the next big thing. I have invites if you want one ;)

     
  • At 10:46 PM, December 09, 2009, Blogger JIBBS said…

    I'm a never-benna-facebooker.

    Or even better, I'm a never-gonna-be-a-facebooker.

    We are the elite of the elite!!!!

     
  • At 7:47 AM, December 10, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    Bryan - I might join Google wave, as the integration could prove useful, but I am in no rush at the moment, nevertheless, send me an invite. ;)

     
  • At 9:04 AM, December 10, 2009, Blogger David Kjos said…

    Paragraph 3 ("I quit because I am a cold-hearted introvert ...") is why I'll never join Facebook. That, and I despise the perversion of the word "friend."

     
  • At 9:26 AM, December 10, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    David, well said. Never has a word in the English language been so abused as the word "friend" when employed by Facebook, although the word "Christian" comes close.

     
  • At 9:32 AM, December 10, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    I speak of the Manhattan Document for those who could not infer the context from my vagueries.

     
  • At 10:43 AM, December 10, 2009, Blogger David Kjos said…

    I get that now that you point it out, but "Christian" was well abused pre-MD. It's nearly as useless as "evangelical." I would really like to find a new word that could succinctly and accurately replace "Christian" (and not some lame, clumsy, emergesque monstrosity like "Christ-follower").

    But I like "Christian" and would rather see real Christians define it loudly and accurately in the public square.

     
  • At 2:37 PM, December 10, 2009, Blogger donsands said…

    "But I like "Christian" and would rather see real Christians define it loudly and accurately in the public square."

    Amen David. Let's not forsake the word we find in 1 Peter 4:16: "Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian [Christianos], let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name."

     
  • At 11:17 PM, December 10, 2009, Blogger JIBBS said…

    Even better is the new evangelical replacement word for "sinner", pre-Christian.

     
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