So I’m trolling around Facebook on my day off, watching a movie and cuddled on the sofa. Suddenly I see a picture and I’m truly shocked. It’s not so often I think most people are shocked much anymore but this was not a picture I thought would be associated with a fun little meme.
I know that some of my family in the midwest are…conservative but I think given my family in the northeast is quite the opposite normally we try not to to get into the stuff that could rock the boat. Then there is Facebook and my 16 year old cousin is on Facebook. Sometimes I see she is preaching certain things, which bugs me but I try to ignore it. For me it’s an automatic turnoff but I’m trying to see beyond it because she’s a teenager and she has a lot to learn about life.
The other day I suddenly saw a meme of hers and it had a strange picture attatched, I opened up the note to see the picture closer and it was a severed baby fetus head. I’m not exagerating, the picture was worse than anything you could imagine and I can’t get it out of my head. I assumed it was an abortion picture, one of those pictures you see when people picket abortion clinics.
I asked her why she included this picture and she said it was totally random, a picture she had on her computer. Why would you have that on your computer?? I can’t imagine this was a truly random picture, I can only assume you were going for shock value, trying to get your pro-life message across. If I included a random carcas picture would you wonder what I was thinking?
Knowing that teens are being brainwashed this way seriously disturbs me. I’m fine with people who feel they need religion or believe in Jesus or whatever, but this constant need to shove your beliefs in others faces like it’s going to save them comes across as sorta crazy.
The way I see it, being a good person (above being a good Christian) is about accepting people for who they are and not condeming others for not feeling the way you do. I figure that image she posted was her way of trying to get me to see the truth about her belief but in reality it just made me question her.