I have a friend that recently tried to start an official facebook club for her youth group. She was shot down and told that she should take that pagan line of thinking elsewhere. I made up that part, but her suggestion was beaten with a stick of holiness like a devil pinata. But then she started to notice that most of the kids in the youth group were contacting her through facebook. They were there, ready to hang out, ready to start a group but the church’s stance was that God is not cool with facebook.
Here’s my take on facebook: I think it, like anything else, is a good thing that is easily corrupted. I don’t think God has anything against us communicating via a social network. But I think it’s also populated to some degree by some sweaty old men hiding from their wives in their basements pretending to be cast members from Disney’s High School Reunion. So you have to be careful but is it a purely evil device of the devil? No. Am I on it and eager to be your friend? Yes. Will my daughters be using it? I guess that really depends on the convent’s internet access but from what I hear, the Sisters of the Andes Mountains don’t get great reception, which is a shame, a real shame. Such is the price of raising two nuns.
(Big thanks to Dorothy for the facebook idea)