Social Media

Avoiding Accumulating Scales of Darkness Over Our Eyes

Jul 7, 2020
2 min read

Nephi prophesies that the seed of his people will one day become a pure and delightsome people “and their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes;” (2 Nephi 30:6)

One definition for scale in the The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary says this:

Scale, verb intransitive, To separate and come off in thin layers or lamins.

http://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/scale

You can see through a tinted window because it is transparent enough for a sufficient amount of light to pass through. But if you stacked another tinted window in front of it, and another, and another, and another, how long would it be before all you saw was blackness?

I have though of this in terms of how we can allow social media and the gossip merchants we call the “news” laminate our view of the world on a daily basis with layers and layers of darkness and distortion.

Read Full Post

Combating Cancel Culture

Jul 1, 2020
4 min read

More and more, tech companies are actively censoring and canceling people because of their opinions and beliefs. The most important right of a free people, their freedom to speak and express themselves is being attacked.

Now, these tech companies have every right to choose who they want to associate with and who they want to participate on their platforms. I guarantee the church moderates comments on their videos and on any of their own projects.

The issue is that many of these platforms have become so large that losing your ability to speak there makes you practically invisible altogether. On top of that, payment gateways can also cancel your ability to generate revenue and support yourself.

Read Full Post