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  • DcnJosephSuaiden 6:32 pm on January 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Streamlining Remains Inconvenient. I’m Officially Old People. Patriarch Kirill is Afraid of “the Internet.” 

    So two weeks into trying to move off Facebook and Twitter has been going rockily, to say the least. Still posting on FB and Twitter (under the guise of “moving people off FB and Twitter”) so that’s not quite going well. Still, it’s kind of nice to not have to worry about being zucked or anything. Just download my backup files every week and soldier on. Outside the debate and a couple of scattered pages, I’ve got Let Us Attend working ok again.

    So a couple of the girls kept quoting songs from an app called Tik Tok, which is kind of like a new version of Vine, I guess, and as much as it keeps notifying me of all the allegedly cool stuff going on, I don’t find myself drawn to it. Much more satisfying signing into News360 with my email and gettting customized news without Google’s help. So I took Tik Tok off and will use News360 more. I guess that means I’m pretty old now, since I can’t waste precious space on this old tablet for ridiculous apps (another sign you’re old or a Linux addict or both: treating your old tech like it’s very valuable.)

    For anyone wanting to get your news Google free and sick of Drudge’s political focus (I can only look at Drudge once or twice a day without it feeling like it’s just BAD everywhere), I’ll edit this with a link for the News360 app to get the news ad-free (the ads aren’t a big deal IMO but hey, if you can get it ad-free, why not.) I had to put in like 40 categories to get the news I want but now it works great. UPDATE: No link anymore, it;’s gone, still a great app though.

    Patriarch Kirill is talking about Antichrist taking over our devices, and his concern is that Antichrist can take over the world wide web as a single entity, which means he really doesn’t actually get how the world wide web works. It’s like Trump talking about “closing the Internet”. What Patr. Kirill (and I am being charitable here) may be talking about are singular organizations like Facebook taking over the Internet, which is a valid concern, But it all reminded me of that scene in The IT Crowd where Jen tells a group of non-tech saavy stockholders that she has “brought in the internet” to show them, and ridiculousness ensues.

  • Dcn Joseph Suaiden 6:36 am on January 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    WARNING ABOUT MUSLIM POSTINGS (and why I got away from a lot of FB posting) 

    There are aggressive muslims who will mass ban people on FB. They quietly join a group and then they try to mass-ban people who disagree with them. If you are seeing a lot of Muslims on a Christian apologetics site be careful! It could happen to you. (I have seen polite Orthodox Christian apologists have their entire FB profiles removed!)

    For Moderators: Ban them if they are not asking serious questions. I’ve seen long-time site admins get “zucked”.

  • Dcn Joseph Suaiden 4:07 am on January 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    So we had that debate 

    • DcnJosephSuaiden 4:07 am on January 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I think it went ok

    • Robert 5:09 am on January 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      It went ok. My only critique is that you were on the defensive the entire time. You allowed Matt to ask you questions all throughout the debate even though his questions are intentionally designed to undermine and essentially discredit your church. In that sense, you’re doing a disservice to your church. Instead, you should’ve taken a more aggressive approach by asking Matt questions with regards to the biblical church and his claim of authority , which he would’ve had problems answering. You started off well by asking him who his bishop was, but you should’ve pressed him on that type of questioning all throughout the debate. Personally, I wouldn’t play nice by going into the debate seeking to change Matt’s heart and mind when Matt clearly isn’t open to the truth. Instead, I’d go in seeking to discredit Matt’s position by presenting the truth so as to win over all the many souls listening the debate. In other words, don’t cast pearls to swine, but instead reach those to whom are open to the truth.

      • DcnJosephSuaiden 5:17 am on January 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I’m still new at public speaking.

        I disagree that Matt clearly isn’t open to the truth. If he is truly against it, it will become obvious, and it was not obvious to me.

    • Tina Zufal 6:51 pm on January 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I have to agree with Robert that you didn’t go in seemingly looking to actually debate him. If you’re going to have a debate, then have a real debate. For that reason alone, (I hate to say it, but), Matt Slick won that round. Hopefully next time you’ll go on the offensive rather than constantly being on the defensive.

  • DcnJosephSuaiden 4:43 pm on January 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Strange. Insta-posting functionality missing. 

    More to learn on this I guess.

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