Family Research Council

Social Mania over Social Media?


By Tony Perkins
February 12, 2014

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How does Facebook compare with Christians' faith book? Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Thanks to social media, people don't have any trouble connecting with friends. What they do have trouble with, a new survey shows, is keeping their connection with God. More Americans check Facebook on a daily basis than read their Bible, the AP says. Now, that probably doesn't come as a shock to anyone, especially with Twitter and Instagram sweeping the nation. According to reports, about 100 million more Americans and Canadians are more concerned with their news feeds than reading the Good News from the Word of God. But the problem isn't Facebook -- it's the people facing Facebook. In a world of 24/7 communication, there's a real danger to letting the online world consume us. Like anything, it's about balance. Too many people lose sight of what's important. Imagine the kind of country we'd have if Americans stopped worrying about followers and started focusing on the One worth following.

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