Disagree – “Resisting Facebook is now like saying you don’t need a computer”

I don’t agree with this statement:

“Resisting Facebook is now like saying you don’t need a computer. It’s a part of living in today’s society. So if you choose not to adapt, you’re missing out and falling behind. Facebook isn’t just for the cool, early adapters anymore. It’s for everyone.”

I think there are some really good, godly reasons for staying off Facebook. Last year I wrote ‘5 dangers of using technology in the Christian life‘. In summary, these dangers are:

  • Alienation
  • Addiction
  • Laziness
  • Potential to sin
  • Wasting time

I can see where the author is coming from – I’ve written many posts about the potential of social media! But I also respect those who have made a conscious decision to stay off Facebook – not because they want to be difficult, or because they don’t want to do what everyone else is doing, but because they genuinely believe that avoidance is beneficial to their godliness.