By Their Tweets You Shall Know Them

By Their Tweets You Shall Know Them July 25, 2017

Therefore by their tweets you will know them

I had the idea for this rephrasing of Matthew 7:20 when having a discussion about actions and beliefs in Sunday school. The background image is a full-page spread that the New York Times made of all the people, places, and things that Donald Trump had insulted on Twitter.

What do you think? Perhaps we should incorporate Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and other social media into not just our rendering of Bible verses, but also our proverbs. How about these?

“Trust in Google with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”

“Bad Facebook friends corrupt good character.”

“Actions speak louder than likes.”

“There is nothing snapchatted that won’t end up on Pinterest.”

“Give someone an answer and you’ll satisfy them for a day; give someone Wikipedia and you’ll satisfy them for a lifetime.”

Can you think of others, whether improvements on these or different ones?

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  • Darach Conneely

    In an abundance of Google searches there is safety. Twitterverbs 15:22

    You mating ball of snakes! How can you tweet good things when you are evil? For your Twitter account speaks from the overflow of your heart. A good person tweets good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil person tweets evil things from his storeroom of evil. I tell you that on the day of judgement people will have to account for every careless word they tweet. For by your tweets you will be acquitted, and by your tweets you will be condemned.” Look(Squirrel!) 6:44-46

  • Brian Evans

    I will not unfriend your name out of the facebook of life.

    • Darach Conneely

      No longer are you followers, for the follower does not know what the blogger is writing; but I have made you friends.

  • bobyount

    these are good

  • For us pop-culture, TV, movie and lit geeks, I’d do a variant of that Wikipedia one to “TV Tropes.” “Give someone TV Tropes and they will be satisfied (and lost to the world) for a lifetime.”

  • summers-lad

    No verses to offer (yet) I’m afraid, but the Donald is rivalling Bowerick Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged. http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Bowerick_Wowbagger

  • Brandon Roberts

    judge not a selfie lest yours is judged

  • Do not let any unwholesome tweets come out of your twitter account, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who hashtag.

  • Nick G

    Somewhat OT, but BBC Radio 4 has a series “Tweet of the Day”, each episode of which discusses a particular British bird, often focusing on its calls or song. Is there a technical term for this kind of reverse meaning-shift?

  • Nick G

    Dox not, lest ye be doxxed.