… I’ve quit Twitter again.
As with the first time I belonged to Twitter, I’ve come to find it’s been too much of a time suck, and I’d rather spend more time doing other things – I have books I’ve been meaning to read…
As well, though I still enjoyed it overall, the pleasure I got out of tweeting diminished somewhat sharply in recent times, as I found myself increasingly on the defensive for my Protestant beliefs, from a certain group of individuals who blame Protestantism for all the ills of modernity, and who also wanted to argue with me over doctrinal differences. For instance, they recently accused me of disrespecting Mary because, as a Protestant, I don’t use the title ‘Mother of God’ or ‘God-bearer’ (‘Theotokos’), whereas, while highly respecting Mary, I simply have different beliefs than them about Mary in some key areas, something they could not grasp, and so I and my fellow Protestants were accused of being ‘Nestorian’, despite the fact that such is not the case, at all.
Unlike at Patriactionary, where we don’t let our theological differences come between us, these hyper-partisan types have been driving Protestants away by their blaming everything on Protestantism, and their constant bashing of Protestantism. I can name three fellow Reformed reactionaries who used to participate regularly on Twitter, one of whom has fully quit, and the other two participate now only highly infrequently, because of disgust at the constant Protestant-bashing from some highly vocal folks. And, alas, while such folks aren’t representative of all reactionaries, by any means; they are loud, and draw attention – and don’t get called out.
Ah well, whatever. Thank goodness that whatever our respective theological differences, Protestants, Roman Catholics, and Eastern Orthodox both here at this blog as writers, and amongst our friends and regular commenters of both traditions, all seem to get along fine. I hope and pray that will continue – and I hope and pray that Twitter reactionaries might eventually learn a thing or two from how we do things around here.
Anyway, I might, as last time, share some tweets from my archive which I may not wish to end up forever ‘lost’, so to speak, since deleting my account, but if I elect to do so, that’ll be another, entirely separate post. 🙂