Church sings to members: Get off Facebook
One church decides it needs to create a song that tells its members to keep their business off of Facebook. This could go viral.
It's Sunday, a time for you to contemplate your mortality, your maker, or your what's left of your spirit.
If your first step is to go on Facebook to share your thoughts, please hold on.
For the members of an as-yet unnamed church choir would like to sing to you.
They'd like to sing of the perils of displaying your every minute and splaying your every bikini-clad image all over modern society's version of the parish notice board.
In a YouTube video that must be seen, heard and believed, this church choir wants you to share this one thought: "Keep Yo' Business Off Of Facebook."
The video is of imperfect quality.
However, the sentiment has a transparent holiness to it.
The lead chorister sings of life not being about posting more pictures, so that you feel like you're somehow winning.
He intones: "Those pictures that you post, you need to quit it because you're doing the most."
The fight against self-obsession might never be won. There are too many special interests involved.
There are people in this world who post their every image to Facebook.
There are people who, before they take their latest lover (about whom they know far less than they should) to dinner, post: "Date Night! With Polly McLiar @Herman Munster's Austrian restaurant."
To help you along the way, they even offer a map so that, perhaps, you can wander in and admire them having a lovely time.
The poster of this gospel-based cry from the heart -- first uploaded a month ago but now gaining some viral grip -- is conscious of the problem. He explains that this is "a new Christian classic about the pitfalls of hubris and lack of discretion in today's social media world."
Can I get an amen?