Earlier this year, nine people were murdered in cold blood by the heinous act of a madman. Those targeted became heroes, as did the war veteran, Chris Mintz, who stood between the gunman and his targets in a valiant but ill-fated effort to avert disaster.
The reason behind the shooting remains something of a mystery, and accounts differ on why the nine were killed. But, it has been suggested (and quickly adopted) that those nine were shot in the head because they claimed to be Christians.
Not all see such assumptions as valid, and at least one blogger has undertaken the painful process of digging through social media to find out if there is any validity to the claims or not. While that author writes for an atheistic blog, and was looking to disprove the theory that Chrisitans were targeted, in the end, it brings up an important question…if you were being judged by your social media profile, would there be enough evidence of your faith to convict you?
Would people who never knew you look at your posts on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and conclude that you knew and loved Jesus? Or, would they have reason to doubt your family’s claim that you were a Christian?
A few of those murdered had a profile that could be considered “spiritual.” From that the blogger concluded that those individuals might even object to being hailed as “Christian martyrs.”
What conclusions might someone draw about you? More importantly, what conclusions do you want to be drawn? If you don’t like how you’d be judged by your social media profile, what do you need to change?