Let me again say that Facebook is not a bad thing. Actually, it's a wonderful social happening. As a result of Facebook I am now in contact with a friend that I had since 3rd grade. We are both now in our early 60's. If you're on Facebook, let me encourage you to be careful. We all tend to act Christlike when we're communicating with another face, but with Facebook it is easy to become more free with our words, and let's not forget that God holds us responsible for our words. Here are a few other things that we need to consider as well.
One of the biggest problems I've faced on Facebook is being misunderstood. Because you are not actually face to face with the one you are communicating with, you cannot hear inflection or see expression or determine intent of the words that are written in a post or response. As a result, there is a fair share of misunderstanding. That can also be the case with a blog such as mine, but a blog tends to help you keep your focus on the reason that you have a blog.
Here's another problem. On Facebook we too quickly go from one emotion to another. Some time ago a Facebook “friend” posted that his daughter was murdered. I followed the story right down to the arrest of this daughter's husband. It was shocking and heartbreaking. I would read one of many post about this and feel so hurt for my friend, but than I'd scroll down to read a post by another friend and laugh at the meme he uploaded. So, what is wrong with that? I won't speak for everyone, but for me I find that when my emotions run from sad to happy to anger to happy to sad again I tend to become desensitized to what is really important. In this case, the needs of my friend. Yes, we need to “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15), but not within seconds of each other.
OK, one more and I'll be done with my rant. We all have opinions and that's fine, but in the end your opinion is just your opinion. Same with mine. In Acts 17:21 we are told that, “all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.” Even in Paul the apostle's day there were those who shared their philosophies and opinions. As far as those men were concerned, even Paul was one with just another train of thought. Be careful in getting caught up with defending an opinion that, at best, is equal to the other guy's opinion.
Just remember that Facebook has it's virtues unless it causes you to lose yours.