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It’s getting harder to be express beliefs in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is a rising sentiment and belief in the Muslim faith as well as an alarming increase in the atheist and agnostic perspective. Those alone are not necessarily the challenge here in America; opinions are something that everyone in this country are entitled to and disagreement is often the fastest path towards enlightenment. The biggest challenge facing Christians in America is a shift in beliefs and expansion of opinions within the various churches and doctrines themselves.
We live in a world that allows us the most extreme level of communication ever. It’s possible for anyone with a computer and an internet access to have a voice that can reach other people. As a result, the differing opinions of Christian leaders can clash more easily. On one level, this is a good thing, but it can also cause strife between believers that erupts in a public manner.
You have to be careful with hashtags. They don’t always come across with the intended message as people learned yesterday on Twitter. When the hashtag #nowthatchersdead started trending, many people thought that it meant “Now That Cher’s Dead”, sending people running around the internet to find out if the queen of pop had indeed died.
For a platform that has been grown in large part on the backs of other companies, Twitter certainly knows how to shut the door on their “friends” without hesitation. The last few weeks the company has shown their true colors by eliminating integration with other services like Instagram and Tumblr as wel as making it more challenging for developers to do their thing on the platform. Now, they’ve taken away the attribution they once gave to third-party apps that posted to Twitter.
This really should go without saying. Gizmodo learned the lesson the hard way when one of their former employees got hacked, leaving the Gizmodo Twitter account and other profiles vulnerable to the foul-mouthed ways of the hackers.
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