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Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - Blind Horus - 12-09-2020

Once they all seemed so useful but now IMOSHO have 
deteriorated into a series of destructive cliques.  Sad.:(


RE: Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - Some Guy - 12-09-2020

The very nature of social media makes it easy to lose the plot.


RE: Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - SacraCor714 - 12-09-2020

I have mixed feelings about Catholics on mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook, Twitter, and even YouTube have become cesspools of the left. Any Catholics that try to evangelize on these platforms are incessantly mocked, shadow banned, or just seen as nuts, like Taylor Marshall. It seems to me that most social media platforms are a lost cause for Catholics. It’s like going into a comment box on CNN and trying to debate the liberals there; you won’t get anywhere, because these people have closed their minds to all that is true, beautiful, and good.

But, hearkening to the OP’s comment, it is true that Catholics seem to have diverged into three different camps. You have the traditional Catholics like Taylor Marshall, the liberal Catholics who salivate over Francis like a bunch of drooling sheep, and then the most annoying group of all, that is, the neo-cons that are the likes of Church Militant and Timothy Gorden. There seems to be very little unity in the Catholics spheres, which of course is exactly what Satan wants.


RE: Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - Julia Augusta - 12-09-2020

Social media companies have psychologists working alongside their software developers to turn people into addicts. They prey on people’s worst emotions: fear and anger. Nothing is accidental in the design of Twitter and Facebook. Since they are publicly traded companies, their only goal is to maximize shareholder value by addicting more people and shoving more ads into their faces. Their founders and senior managers care about one thing: getting rich. If your net worth rises by $3 billion each time you create more addicts and generate more online nastiness, you’ll keep doing it.  

Software architecture is not value neutral. I recommend that you watch interviews of Jaron Lanier on YouTube. Lanier is a long time Silicon Valley techie and entrepreneur who has been warning people for years about this. It’s made him an outcast but he’s eccentric enough not to care.


RE: Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - Catholic_Sheepdog - 12-09-2020

These are the days that seem to correspond in some way to the time between the garden of Gethsemane and the courtyard of the high priest. Jesus has been arrested and the Apostles flee in different directions.

Only one apostle really betrayed Jesus permanently. All the rest ended up faithful until death.

These are confusing times and it is not going to be easy to keep faith in the Lord, but there are some who clearly don't have the faith. I wouldn't say that Voris and Gordon despite their faults will betray Christ when the time comes. The James Martin crowd on the other hand already have.


RE: Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - Blind Horus - 12-10-2020

It's like, (noticed by a rube in '98), people will give up supernatu-ility for the false, fleeting feeling of omnipotence posting gives, (as is the Devil's plan per se), but it doesn't have to be. Good rule : <i>if you really, really want to post something, don't </i>


RE: Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - shakebox - 12-10-2020

Classical Theist is a good one to follow.


RE: Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - dahveed - 12-10-2020

I joined twitter 12 years ago, at the request of some folks I knew through work. They were sure it'd be the next big thing. So I signed up. I think I sent them a tweet. Then a few years back, I sent a tweet of commiseration, after some natural event had stricken Alaska. Then I completely left it alone. When our feckless governor began his lockdown, one day, out of sheer boredom, I opened up twitter. And I figured out something I could do with it, that wasn't in the sewer. I looked for people to pray for, after spotting a couple of prayer requests. I've built up a list of folks to pray for, and add more when and where I can. I think it's format doesn't lend itself to Evangelism well at all. And I can forgo the sorts of arguments that drove me to distraction at freerepublic, years ago. But if I can pray for someone, or for the respose of the souls of their loved ones, that isn't a bad way to use twitter. It certainly has faults, in addition to  censorship. But for a few minutes a day, it's an easy way to pray for others.


RE: Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - SeekerofChrist - 12-10-2020

(12-09-2020, 10:48 AM)SacraCor714 Wrote: But, hearkening to the OP’s comment, it is true that Catholics  seem to have diverged into three different camps. You have the traditional Catholics like Taylor Marshall, the liberal Catholics who salivate over  Francis like a bunch of drooling sheep, and then the most annoying group of all, that is, the neo-cons that are the likes of Church Militant and Timothy Gorden. There seems to be very little unity in the Catholics spheres, which of course is exactly what Satan wants.

I cannot help but recall the words that Our Lord spoke to St. John, "But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, nor hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth" (Apoc. 3:16).  I also cannot help but feel like Francis, and the legacy he'll bequeath to the Church, will soon enough force a sharper division within the Church: traditionalists who see the errors of Francis and Co., and the liberals who embrace all that he represents.  I don't think he'll leave much room for a middle ground, and so the conservative NO will be forced to take one of the other positions, or just defect from the Faith altogether.  It seems increasingly clear, though, that the Francis Renovation Project will not end with him, nor is any doctrine truly safe.  The poor reasoning that went into his anti-death penalty teaching and communion practice can just as easily be applied to same-sex relationships, support for socialist or quasi-socialist economics, etc.

For what it is worth, I use almost exclusively alt-tech now: Bitchute, Parler, MeWe, etc.


RE: Has Catholic Twitter Lost The Plot? - LionHippo - 12-10-2020

(12-09-2020, 10:48 AM)SacraCor714 Wrote: the liberal Catholics who salivate over  Francis like a bunch of drooling sheep

Sounds like Rich Raho and other folks from "Where Peter Is."  What a gem.