I don’t often comment on things on Facebook, unless it’s to say how much I love a photo. People can go on political rants that I don’t agree with, and I let them have their opinions. Arguing online is the dumbest thing you can do, because it takes away tone of voice and people get angry when they miss context.
I have a few friends, one of them being my manager at work, that troll me pretty hard. They will never fail to find something funny and teasing to say on a status that I post. But I’m okay with it. I can see the humor. I understand that they’re being funny.
You know who’s not okay with funny trolling? Christians who post memes. Not all Christians though, just the ones who are a little older than me, a different generation, and who are a lot more conservative than I am. I really feel that they take things too seriously. Sometimes I’m like, no wonder people hate us. We can’t laugh at things that are funny!
A week or so ago, one of my overly conservative Facebook friends posted a Muslim hating picture on Facebook saying that our nation is “One Nation Under God, not Allah.” If there’s anything that annoys me, it’s Christians hating on other religions. Yes, we don’t agree, but putting them down is not loving them.
In one of my classes in college we studied how Islam got started. They literally believe that Allah is the same God of the Jews and the Christians. It’s one God, three religions. Not that all of these religions are equally right, it’s that they all believe in the same God. So one nation under God is one nation under Allah to a Muslim. It’s the same thing. However, those conservatives refuse to accept that.
Anyway, on the photo I commented this fact. I also mentioned that America is pretty into freedom of religion, so it’s not technically a “Christian” nation anyway. Another fact that we need to accept.
And I got flack for it. “God and Allah are not the same smh.” Actually… you’re wrong. But whatever. It literally doesn’t matter. Stop being mean to people because of their religion. You don’t like it, do you?
Another conservative Christian friend of mine posted a photo of a manger that said “The very first king size bed.” Now, I get where they’re going with this, but I saw an opening and I took it. I commented, stating that Jesus technically wasn’t the first king to have a bed. Because like… all the kings in the Old Testament, and in history, they all slept too. So technically they had “king size” beds too. I was just trolling and being annoying. But I thought it was funny.
And then more conservative strangers freaked out, not seeing the humor, only seeing blasphemy. But I don’t think I’m very likely to blaspheme. I just like to laugh.
Anyway, I like trolling on Christian things too much. I should probably stop. It’s just funny. And annoying. Makes me wonder.