to think that people shouldn't post about their political or religious views on Facebook?

(46 Posts)
HeartLanaDelRay Thu 21-Mar-13 23:05:38

I have my own views. Everyone has their own views.

I don't understand people that need people to know their views on this subject.

I'm all for people having whatever political or religious views they want, I just don't want either of them preached to me.

Aibu?

YouTheCat Thu 21-Mar-13 23:06:39

I'd just settle for no more racist shit in my newsfeed.

BoysAreLikeDogs Thu 21-Mar-13 23:08:06

Hah you want to get some vegan friends lol

YouTheCat Thu 21-Mar-13 23:09:23

Oh god no! grin

I do have one religious zealot who bangs on about Palestine being evil an awful lot. I've hidden everything he posts and he'll be going in the cull.

pompompom Thu 21-Mar-13 23:09:35

I wish people wouldn't post pictures of the first time their DC shit in a potty

SwedishEdith Thu 21-Mar-13 23:10:18

I think FB should only ever be used for even more pictures of kittens

ravenAK Thu 21-Mar-13 23:11:01

YABU.

You are perfectly within your rights not to post anything, yourself, pertaining to your political or religious views.

Other people quite enjoy using FB to discuss their views.

I have several friends with views very much opposed to mine - I like having my ideas challenged. It clarifies my own thinking & sometimes modifies it.

But if you don't like being preached at, it's a simple matter to ignore, 'hide' or defriend the preachy types, surely?

OrangeLily Thu 21-Mar-13 23:11:02

Why not? What's wrong with a bit of intelligent discussion?

What are you meant to talk about?

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 21-Mar-13 23:11:28

I don't mind them posting as long as I'm allowed to disagree publicly too. If they post about the new Pope, I should be allowed to post about what I think. Some people like the cut and trust of debate, some people want to spout unchallenged.

LRDtheFeministDragon Thu 21-Mar-13 23:12:37

YABU. Do you also think your mates shouldn't contradict you in the pub, or over coffee? confused

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 21-Mar-13 23:13:09

If facebookey people didn't post their political and religious views, I would not know who to despise on any given day.

WorraLiberty Thu 21-Mar-13 23:13:54

I'd rather they posted that than photos of their dinner.

Or even worse...photos of their DH cooking dinner like it's something so wonderful it needs to be shared with the world.

HeartLanaDelRay Thu 21-Mar-13 23:14:47

Do you also think your mates shouldn't contradict you in the pub, or over coffee?

No that's not what I'm saying.

I just think political and religious views are different to that.

If someone was preaching on the street about God would you stand and listen to them?

aldiwhore Thu 21-Mar-13 23:16:15

Just hide it all.

I am not keen.

But I wouldn't say it shouldn't be done or they shouldn't be allowed because I agree with freedom of opinion.

I also believe that if someone posts something stupid on FB, something they have a right to post, then I have the right to tell them with a smile that they are twats. Or I can just delete them.

Recently I've rather enjoyed the arguments.

YouTheCat Thu 21-Mar-13 23:17:16

I just like the kitten pictures and the PA quotes. grin

aldiwhore Thu 21-Mar-13 23:17:17

Worr photos of people's dinner (usually looks crap) is the ONE thing that stops me snacking inbetween meals, or even eating meals at all... BLURGH. They always look SO SHIT!!!

Sunnywithshowers Thu 21-Mar-13 23:17:26

YABU

YouTheCat Thu 21-Mar-13 23:19:45

I also post photos of the cakes I bake on Friday. This weeks cake will be coffee.

WorraLiberty Thu 21-Mar-13 23:20:26

If someone was preaching on the street about God would you stand and listen to them?

No

And nor do I read their FB status'....I simply scroll down the newsfeed which is the same as walking on by in the street.

aldi I'm surprised Slimming World hasn't got in on the act grin

SwedishEdith Thu 21-Mar-13 23:24:38

grin at "hide it all" I wonder if anyone has just hidden everyone on their FB feed. I love the people who seem to post lots of pictures of their face. Why? grin

Toadinthehole Fri 22-Mar-13 01:16:48

YABU.

You sound intolerant.

ToysRLuv Fri 22-Mar-13 02:23:40

YABU, but I don't like preachy types either. Neither do I enjoy debates ( they take up too much energy and really wind me up). My solution is to ignore and hide preachy people - stay clear of that negative energy. However, everyone's entitled to their opinion and have a right to express it on fb, as well (within the limits of legality of course).

tallwivglasses Fri 22-Mar-13 02:41:30

It's useful to get and share links to articles. It's encouraging to know that anti-racist, like-minded people live nearby. It's very useful for organising meetings, protests about budget cuts, etc. if you didn't have politics and religious views on the www you'd be left with just kittens and porn.

HillBilly76 Fri 22-Mar-13 02:55:48

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HollyBerryBush Fri 22-Mar-13 06:06:50

I have one who keeps posting those god damed American pictures, you know, child in mini uniform saluting a coffin with 'click like if you think he's a hero' - I just have to argue the toss on that one along with the usual 'ex squaddies with no legs get X pound benefit, Immigrants with 30 children get Y pounds' - I can argue for hours on that one

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