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Why I Deleted My Facebook Account

Facebook has been the most popular form of social media in history and remains so.  We have seen Facebook replace MySpace and we have seen it withstand competition from other sources such as Google Plus.  However, I have grown tired of Facebook and have opted out.  Why you ask?

First, I actually don’t care about 95% of what people write on Facebook.  I am tired of being poked, of being asked for the 1000th time to play some game or attend some event that is 2500 miles from me.  I am tired of reading one political post after another.  I am tired of reading about what your cat did today or what your 3-year old is up to.  I just don’t care about these things.  Is that wrong of me?

Secondly, I have grown tired of the various Christian debates I see on Facebook.  If you want to make people mad on Facebook, just post something you know most people will not like and wait.  The arguments will soon come.  I, for one, am weary of all this.

Third, Facebook is a waste of time.  As I said above, I don’t care to see the picture of the sun setting in your backyard.  I don’t care to see the pictures of your latest party time at the local bar.  I have better things to do such as play with my boys or date my wife or read my Bible.

Fourth, I actually enjoyed life better when I wondered about people I went to high school with rather than seeing them now everyday filling up my computer screen with their pointless posts.  Life was simpler in the 1990’s when there was no Facebook, few had the Internet (remember CompuServe?) and no one had cell phones but rich folks.  I lived my life in the 1990’s just fine, not knowing what my old buddy from middle school was up to.  It was actually fun to run into someone you knew from the old days and ask about common folks you knew.  Now their lives (down to the last second) are all there for me to read about and I don’t want to know anymore.

Lastly, this post was obviously written in a joking mood.  In all seriousness, I really wanted off Facebook because I just don’t care for it anymore.  I enjoy Twitter and that is about enough social media for me.  I mean no condemnation toward anyone over Facebook (Romans 8:1).  This is a Romans 14 issue.  I admit that Facebook can steal much of our time but I honestly did not spend much time on it.  I simply wanted to get back to a simpler life and spend more time with my dear family and with my Lord.  I hope you understand.

The real reason is that I saw a church sign that said, “Get off Facebook and into God’s book” and that sealed it for me.  I hope you can read the sarcasm.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

03/07/2013 at 1:26 PM

Posted in Culture, Fads

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  1. I’ve been off Facebook for almost a year. You know, I don’t really miss it at all. Good for you, Roy!

    William W. Birch

    03/07/2013 at 3:02 PM

  2. Understandable. I’ll miss your Gamecock updates. 🙂

    Kevin Jackson

    03/07/2013 at 3:14 PM

  3. I’m actually getting back on to Facebook. This is because so many people in my life start talking about something that was shared, and discussed, and they couldn’t explain it in person. Also, I was often the last to know about local events as well. STill, I am not that into it.


    03/07/2013 at 10:16 PM

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