2.2 How would Jesus use the social networks? by Jedi Steve
So much blood has been shed by the Church because of an omission from the Gospel:
“Ye shall be indifferent as to what your neighbor’s religion is.” Not merely tolerant of it,
but indifferent to it. Divinity is claimed for many religions; but no religion is great enough
or divine enough to add that new law to its code. – Mark Twain, a Biography
Before we get started in this sub-chapter, I want to let you know where I am coming
from so you can focus on the content. I was born and raised Christian. In the last eight
years, I have become more spiritual, and the best quote that describes the difference is
“Religion is for people who are afraid of Hell, spirituality is for people who have already
been there.” I personally believe that since I was born Christian and to Christian parents
this makes me Christian. Ghandi was quoted saying “I am a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
and a Jew.” In the last two years I adopted this principle as part of my spirituality and
added atheist. This being said, I am not training to push my beliefs on anyone of you
because that would at best make me a great leader, willing to die for a cause. I believe
that in order move forward, we need more good leaders that are transformative and that
agree on only one thing, progress.
1. Partisan is defined by Wikipedia as a fervent, sometimes militant, support of a
party, cause, faction, person, or idea. Can you see how this gets in the way of
2. Bi-Partisan- is defined by Wikipedia as a political situation, usually in the context
of a two-party system such as the United States, in which opposing political
parties find common ground through compromise. Nobody likes a compromise, it
actually causes more conflict
3. Non-Partisan- is defined by Wikipedia as free from party affiliation, bias, or
designation. It is impossible to get Bi-Partisan or Non-Partisan people to be Non-
4. Transformative Politics- Take some time in your own way to view the first three and
realize however limited they are, they’re exactly as they need to be. And once we
understand that we can start to ask the question “How can we make it better?”
This is where good leaders come in who are able to set aside our beliefs from
time to time for a greater good to transform the world we live in. Progress is never
a compromise because progress can only be created from abundance not lack.
How do you get involved?
Ghandi said,“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Well, maybe most of us are
not ready for that, but what we all are ready for is to see the see this change in others
and to promote them. Now would be a good time to try something out.
1. What type of stuff do you like to promote online?
2. What compels you to promote someone or something?
3. How many comments do you think you make online a day?
4. How many comments do you feel your friends make?
5. What percentage do you feel are promoting the good you want to see in the
6. What impact do you think and feel it would make in the world if all your friend’s
content was 10% more positive?