Thanks to this Facebook’s function, we can now see what other people like, dislike and share. Not only that, we can also see what our friends write in discussions and forums alike.
I’m always logged in to Facebook. I think I’m hooked to fishing for articles to read. Everything is there! You don’t have to search. When friends like an article, it will show in your feeds and tell you that a friend has read that same article that you’ve read. Same happens when he/she writes a comment about an article or a simple status.
I also learned more about my friends and acquaintances. Some of them are very quiet outside but very vocal on Facebook. In short, people have other sides too aside from their real lives. Well, people are used to it now. The moral lesson is it’s up to us what we want others to see. But sometimes when I read comments, I can’t help but think if these people are just fooling around in the comment section or it’s their real colors unconsciously being exposed.
A couple of weeks ago, an article appeared in my feed about a 5 year old girl who got raped by her uncle. Apparently, it was one of my close relatives who shared the article and wrote a comment on it. I clicked on the link and read the article. After that I went back to Facebook and checked out the comments. I found my relative’s comment and I was utterly surprised by her comment which is “She liked it for sure or else she wouldn’t allow it.”. First, I had to read her comment three times just to check if I’ve read her comment correctly. I was speechless. To think that an old woman could make such impertinent remark. I’m both sad and angry at the same time because I thought that I know her and it’s wrong to blame the 5 year old girl for the rape. Where are the Christian values you have thought us? Where is sympathy?
Because of the incident, I unfollowed her on Facebook and other social media sites. I can’t understand why some people have the guts to blame a child for something that she’s not capable of doing. She got raped and it is against her will. My God, what are you thinking? I know that I should’ve replied to her comment/thread, but I don’t want to do it online.
My point here is it is never wrong to express your opinion but we should all learn to respect one another and if you got nothing nice to say, then don’t say it at all especially when it involves abused children.