Years ago, a person who identified himself as a "detective" asked me why I write to people and bother them.
My brief and concise answer was: "How do I know that someone I write to is going to be bothered by what I write?"
I then thought that that was a sensible and reasonable response, and I still do.
Apparently, one or more administrators of Facebook did not see it that way, and who had in their own noxiously negative way of telling me so, told me so, which had the effect of me de-activiting my Facebook account for what should be thought of as an indefinite period of time.
The specifics of the problem were that Facebook themselves aggressively took the initiative to suggest photos of faces of persons for me to optionally choose to "friend." I then had done so, and as I went along selecting various religious organizations, pastors, and whoever looked had the kind of face I thought that might perhaps positively respond back to me, the Facebook administrator suddenly [and with apparent prejudice] brought up a popup message on my monitor screen telling me that I should only try to friend persons "who I knew personally."
And how could Facebook determine "who I knew personally?" How "personal" would that have to be? How would they know who or who not such persons were or were not? Would it really matter how intimately or not I "knew" someone? How could Facebook set themselves up as the judge concerning that?
Anyway, I naively had continued to click onto more faces after retracting my specific solicitations concerning who they objected to me soliciting, who I thought looked amiable and benign to "friend."
Then - all of a sudden - Facebook rather obviously committed illegal discrimination against me by imposing on my computer monitor screen a popup message telling me that I had been "blocked for four days" from trying to friend anyone further who they suggested me to friend...at which point I decided to terminate them and throw what I considered to be a totally-non-reasonable blocking from them right back in their faces.
I wonder how many other genuinely-orthodox, truly-born-anew, authentically-evangelical Christians they also do that to - thus unlawfully discriminating against them too in secretly-satanic bias and subtly-malicious hatred?
I had heard newsmedia rumors about Facebook founder Mark Zukerberg allowing some homogay perverts to manipulate posting of comments which Facebook subscribers had tried to post, and I also sense that perhaps Zukerberg and his ilk might have somewhat of the same arrogant and demonic spirit as those type of jews who crucified Master-Jew Jesus Christ, persecuted Benjaminite-Jew Saint Paul, which similar anti-genuine-Christian bigotry caused Hitler and the Nazis to initiate and perpetuate some serious concentration-camp holocaust problems during the 40s, and yet is around among ACLU-type and other Herodian-like jews vehemently objecting to authentic Christians publicly integrating within government and agencies thereof.
I also know for a fact that anti-Bush-Jr anti-Christian-morality Obamination had newsmedia-reported direct publicity assistance of high-echelon Facebook administrators, significantly enabling Mombasa-Kenya-born Barack Hussein Obama (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro) to win the 2008 Presidential Election.
Relating to my Facebook-quaranteen dilemma, I had to be calm, cool, and collected about the senselessly unfair suppression against me from Facebook, though, and before I could get into other parts of my Facebook account I had to reluctantly clicking on further nasty "I-admit-I've-been-a-bad-boy-soliciting-those-who-you-suggested-I-solicit-and-promise-to-never-do-it-again" popups involving what I had innocently done, after which I angrily but calculatingly got into the parts of my Facebook account stating my personal information and personal pictures and anything else I thought should be deleted before I gave them the order to de-activate the account.
Which I angrily but calculatingly did.
When Facebook asked me why I was de-activating my Facebook account, I briefly but concisely stated the previously-mentioned reason I declared to you - the reader.
I also proclaimed my objection that Facebook administrators gave me no "Delete" option to erase non-solicited notes from others in the Note Section which others had posted (without my express permission) on the Notes page of my account.
It is noteworthy that Zukerberg has concocted and operates a kind of closed-entity self-contained dictatorship with his worldwide Facebook. One cannot access Facebook from any known e-mail access outside Facebook, but instead must be inside it as a member to make compliment or criticism comments generally not even directly responded back to by Facebook administrators.
At least both http://faithout.com and http://livejournal.com are thankfully not like that.
Which got me thinking about the whole subject of the desire and actual act of initiating or attempting to engage in verbal or written communication with anyone anything I would like to communicate to and/or with them.
How am I to know beforehand how persons will respond to my solicitation for communication attempts? Am I in the place of Almighty God to have such infallibly-predictive knowledge? Is American not a free country espousing free speech, as long as it is not only harmlessly controversial perhaps but even edifying and expedient?
Should I have first taken all my precious time and limited funds to hire a private detective, group of them, or research organization to probe into and investigate every single aspect of a potential Facebook friend to see if there would (1) assuredly, or instead, (2) possibly, or instead, (3) probably, be complete 100% agreement in likes, dislikes, and ideology between any two persons on planet Earth?
So what should be done about it? Isolate myself in some remote area, never try to communication anything to anyone, live off the land by myself, and die a lonely hermit?
Is there at least some common-denominator singular-or-multiple group of hopefully-benign words I could speak or write to people without them taking offense at me?
And, not merely against myself...because such unfairly-prohibitive restriction should not only apply to me, then, but also to everyone other than me who tries to communicate anything with anyone!
Since (not "if") Facebook apparently detected that some people (who Facebook themselves suggested that I select as potential friends) presumed or even knew that [any of] those Facebook suggests would be offended by me actually clicking on those faces....WHY did Facebook even suggest them to me in the FIRST place?
WHY has Facebook been guilty of deceptively and maliciously trying to entrap me? Set me up for unfair accusation and condemnation? For what purpose? I strongly advise you the reader to never try to friend anyone Facebook suggests that you friend!
Indeed, now that I have de-activated my Facebook account, they not only are to blame for doing what it took for me to cut them off completely, but by doing so they no longer can become knowledgeable of any of my further insights nor (and even more importantly) crucial-to-know interpersonal communiques with some rather significant movers and shakers in the political and governmental realm.
Besides that, advertisements which advertisers run on Facebook will no longer be seen by me, so the product-and-services-sales revenue which advertisers placing their ads on Facebook might have gotten from me buying the service or product will simply now never occur, which will be precious time and money lost by the advertisers accomplishing nothing whatsoever.
Whenever I e-mail someone not using Facebook (and I have a huge list of selected people I incessantly e-mail many times over with new-sermonette and vital-informational webpages), I e-mail them if I feel that it is my civic or Christian responsibility and obligation to e-mail them...be they suspected friend or foe.
My intention in e-mailing anyone is NOT to disperse foolish and irritating spam messages, NOR obscenity (like a hacker who imposes viruses such as trojans or worms on other computers), NOR deceptive commercial solicitations, NOR deliberately "harassing" communiques to them.
When I e-mail anyone, I feel that I have a God-given and basically-edifying message (despite occasionally vulgarities intentioned to questionably enhance persuasion in my army-language-backround estimation) from the LORD (related to His Word, the Bible) which they need to know -- first, for God's glory, then for my benefit, my family's and neighbor's benefit, and even society's wellbeing.
Adversarial, aversive, and demeaning accusations and badgering is NOT my intention -- nor will it ever be. And if anyone takes my message as applying to them personally and not merely to the general public-at-large, so be it. "If the shoe fits, wear it" as the expression goes. And everyone will be so much better off for it.
Indeed, when I get back a response to any of my e-mails stating that the message "was not deliverable," I logically conclude either that that particular e-mail address has been discontinued and is no longer valid...or instead that the recipient has clicked me as being spam in their deviant opinion. In either case, such a one has cut themselves off from me, and I promptly delete them from my e-mail list without notifying them, especially if they send me a reply of "Do not send me any more messages" (in which case they have forbidden me to even acknowledge that I have received their termination-desire message and promise that I will not e-mail them anything more).
If I do not get a "message not deliverable" response, I assume that the message got through to a valid e-mail address, and either that they haven't opened the e-mail yet to read it, or that they immediately deleted it without opening it to read it, or that they opened it and read part or all of it and simply sent back no response. In that case, at least they have not cut me off completely....even though they could have and still can at any time, which desire would be complied with.
Even if some or even many of those who I attempt to communicate with and/or actually do talk or write to prejudicially reject what I have to say and/or reject me the messenger, is that good or bad for the grumbling complainers who do the opposite of what I advocate, or do it afterwards without giving me the credit and/or informing me that they have done so?
Proverbs 20:14 "It is bad, it is bad," says the buyer; but when he goes away, then he boasts.
Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the mule, and a rod for the back of fools.
Proverbs 29:19 By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not comply.
Isaiah 36:5 Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? On whom do you now rely, that you have rebelled against me?
Hosea 10:4 They utter mere words; with empty oaths they make covenants; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
Matthew 21:29 And [the-initially-disobedient son] answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he repented and went.
Relating to all of what is said above, a few more Scripture verses are applicable and pertinent:
Job 5:17 Hey, happy is the man whom God reproves; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline or be weary of His reproof
Proverbs 21:16 A man who wanders from the way of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead.
Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Isaiah 30:7 For Egypt's help is worthless and empty, therefore I have called her "Rahab who sits still."
8 And now, go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come as a witness for ever.
9 For they are a rebellious people, lying sons, sons who will not hear the instruction of the LORD;
10 who say to the seers, "See not"; and to the prophets, "Prophesy not to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions,
11 leave the way, turn aside from the path, let us hear no more of the Holy One of Israel."
12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely on them;
13 therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a break in a high wall, bulging out, and about to collapse, whose crash comes suddenly, in an instant;
14 and its breaking is like that of a potter's vessel which is smashed so ruthlessly that among its fragments not a sherd is found with which to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern."
15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, "In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength." And you would not,
16 but you said, "No! We will speed upon horses," therefore you shall speed away; and, "We will ride upon swift steeds," therefore your pursuers shall be swift.
17 A thousand shall flee at the threat of one, at the threat of five you shall flee, till you are left like a flagstaff on the top of a mountain, like a signal on a hill.
Jeremiah 23:10 "For the land is full of adulterers; because of the curse the land mourns, and the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. Their course is evil, and their might is not right.
11 Both prophet and priest are ungodly; even in my house I have found their wickedness," says the LORD.
12 "Therefore their way shall be to them like slippery paths in the darkness, into which they shall be driven and fall; for I will bring evil upon them in the year of their punishment," says the LORD.
13 "In the prophets of Samaria I saw an unsavory thing: they prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.
14 But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his wickedness; all of them have become like Sodom to me, and its inhabitants like Gomorrah."
15 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets: "Hey, I will feed them with wormwood, and give them poisoned water to drink; for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has gone forth into all the land."
16 Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes; they speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
17 They say continually to those who despise the word of the LORD, 'It shall be well with you'; and to every one who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, 'No evil shall come upon you.'"
18 For who among them has stood in the council of the LORD to perceive and to hear his word, or who has given heed to his word and listened?"
19 Hey, the storm of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back until He has executed and accomplished the intents of His mind. In the latter days you will understand it clearly.
21 "I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.
22 But if they had stood in My council, then they would have proclaimed My words to My people, and they would have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
23 "Am I a God at hand, says the LORD, and not a God afar off?
24 Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him?" says the LORD. "Do I not fill heaven and earth?" says the LORD.
25 I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, 'I have dreamed, I have dreamed!'
26 How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart,
27 who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams which they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal?
28 Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat?" says the LORD.
29 "Is not my word like fire," says the LORD, "and like a hammer which breaks the rock in pieces?
30 Therefore, hey, I am against the prophets," says the LORD, "who steal My words from one another.
31 Hey, I am against the prophets," says the LORD, "who use their tongues and say, 'Says the LORD.'
32 Hey, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams," says the LORD, "and who tell them and lead My people astray by their lies and their recklessness, when I did not send them or charge them; so they do not profit this people at all," says the LORD.
33 "When one of this people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, 'What is the LORD's problem?' you shall say to them, 'You are the problem, and I will throw you off," says the LORD.'
34 And as for the prophet, priest, or one of the people who says, 'The problem of the LORD,' I will punish that man and his household.
35 Thus shall you say, every one to his neighbor and every one to his brother, 'What has the LORD answered?' or 'What has the LORD spoken?'
36 But 'the problem of the LORD' you shall mention no more...
Jeremiah 38:24 Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, "Let no one know of these words and you shall not die.
Amos 7:10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all his words.
11 For thus Amos has said, 'Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile away from his land.'"
12 And Amaziah said to Amos, "Oh seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophesy there;
13 but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom."
14 Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees,
15 and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.'
16 "Now therefore hear the word of the LORD. You say, 'Do not prophesy against Israel, and do not preach against the house of Isaac.'
17 Therefore thus says the LORD: 'Your wife shall be a harlot in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be parceled out by line; you yourself shall die in an unclean land, and Israel shall surely go into exile away from their land.'"
Micah 2:6 "Do not preach" --thus they preach-- "one should not preach of such things; disgrace will not overtake us."
Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and wow, I am with you always, to the close of the age."
Acts 4:18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
Acts 5:40 So they took his advice, and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
Romans 10:14 But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?
First Corinthians 9:16 For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is not irksome to me, and is safe for you.
Colossians 2:16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a sabbath.
Colossians 2:19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.
20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations,
21 "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch"
22 referring to things which all perish as they are used, according to human precepts and doctrines?
23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting rigor of devotion and self-abasement and severity to the body, but they are of no value in restraining the indulgence of the flesh.
First Timothy 4:13 Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching.
Second Timothy 4:3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings
Second Timothy 4:4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.
Second Timothy 4:5 As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.
Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
14 instead of paying attention to Jewish myths or to commands of humans who reject the truth.
15 To the pure all things are pure, but to the corrupt and disbelieving nothing is pure; their very minds and consciences are corrupted.
16 They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works; they are detestable, disobedient, not fit for any good work.
Titus 2:15 Declare these things; exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
Revelation 17:14 ...they will make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called and chosen and faithful [not "self-appointed," not "ne-er-do-well charlatans and rejects," not "treasonous-traitor non-patriot terrorists."
Revelation 20:4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom judgment was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
The Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus obviously has over a thousand and one ways to overcome and overpower those (be they not-necessary-for-survival Facebook or other suppressive or belligerent whoevers) who despise Biblical and edifying communication attempts by speech and behavior of whatever kinds....such as heart attacks, strokes, cancer, vehicle accidents, flat tires or busted radiator hoses or malfunctioning alternators, vandalism, lawsuits, divorce, VD, house or building fires, terrorist-bomb explosion or assassination-by-sniper executions, traffic fines, robbery, bee stings, non-expected layoff or unemployment-by-firing joblessness, meteorite or lightning strike, poisoning or electrocution, hail damage, volcanic eruption, earthquake, power outage, tornado-or-hurricane-force wind and water, vehicle-exhaust pollution -- to name only a few of the many He can use either gradually or suddenly, individually or in various combinations.
Exodus 9:26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the people of Israel were, there was no hail.
Amos 4:9 "I smote you with blight and mildew; I laid waste your gardens and your vineyards; your fig trees and your olive trees the locust devoured; yet you did not return to me," says the LORD.
Amos 4:10 "I sent among you a pestilence after the manner of Egypt; I slew your young men with the sword; I carried away your horses; and I made the stench of your camp go up into your nostrils; yet you did not return to me," says the LORD.
Amos 4:11 "I overthrew some of you, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were as a brand plucked out of the burning; yet you did not return to me," says the LORD.
Haggai 2:17 "I smote you and all the products of your toil with blight and mildew and hail; yet you did not return to me," says the LORD.
Job 4:2 If one ventures a word with you, will you be offended? Yet who can keep from speaking?
Job 9:12 Hey, He snatches away; who can hinder Him? Who will say to Him, 'What are You doing'?
Job 9:19 If it is a contest of strength, consider Him! If it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?
Job 11:10 If He passes through, and imprisons, and calls to judgment, who can hinder Him?
Job 23:13 But He is unchangeable and who can turn Him? What He desires, that He does.
Job 35:6 If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against Him? And if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to Him?
Job 35:7 If you are righteous, what do you give to Him; or what does He receive from your hand?
Job 36:23 Who has prescribed for Him his way, or who can say, 'You have done wrong'?
Psalm 76:7 But You, frighten art You! Who can stand before You when once Your anger is roused?
Psalm 89:48 What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?
Psalm 147:17 He casts forth his ice like morsels; who can stand before His cold?
Ecclesiastes 7:13 Consider the work of God; who can make straight what He has made crooked?
Isaiah 43:13 I am God, and also henceforth I am He; there is none who can deliver from My hand; I work and who can hinder it?"
Hosea 13:9 I will destroy you, Israel; who can help you?
Joel 2:11 The LORD utters His voice before His army, for His host is exceedingly great; He who does His word is powerful. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; who can endure it?
Amos 3:8 The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken; who can but prophesy?"
Nahum 1:6 Who can stand before His indignation? Who can endure the heat of His anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken apart by Him [remember Mt St Helens].
Malachi 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? "For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap...
Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in Hell.