I just had my first Twitter war the other day.
I am so glad I studied for the test!
I’m not a famous movie or sports star or any kind of celebrity. My Twitter war maybe was noticed by a couple of adults and maybe a small child, but I had fun with it.
I jumped (politely) into a conversation someone was having about alcohol abuse. The person said it’s important not to discount genetic defects that can contribute to the abuse of alcohol.
I used up my 120 twenty characters to encourage the person to remember to take some responsibility and don’t blame the genes. I guess I was feeling a little feisty that day.
We had an exchange of opinions and then someone jumped in on that and the war was on.
I was preparing a barbecue for the family at the time, but was finger-typing like crazy on my phone to make some points to my worthy opponent.
The exchange started with the alcohol abuse and blaming your genes and then moved to Creator or no Creator. Is there a God or is it a myth? Are religions all bad and should we listen to any of them? We got into Darwin’s theory being taught as fact. I countered with my side of the story which is a strict adherence to the Truth of Scripture. We worked over the issue of adaptation within a species and species change as required for the theory of evolution to be true.
My point in making this post isn’t to restate my arguments. I’m being purposefully vague about what I said and what my war buddy responded with.
I just wanted to make a point which is…
I’m so glad I studied.
I was an avid book reader as a child and that stayed with me up till now. I studying all of the sciences from the elementary grades and into college. I wasn’t talking about things I think I remembered someone talking about. I had studying very fully the things we were discussing.
I do believe my worthy opponent may not have expected that from some ‘religious nut’ like me who reads his bible everyday.
I heard about a study that just came out which has determined that atheists are smarter than religious people. Bummer! Well I don’t know about that but it might be time for us religious nuts to hit the books.
Do your reading, you might have a surprise test or be caught up in a Twitter war with nothing solid to back up your tweet with.
- Alcohol Abuse and Its Long-term Effects on the Body and Brain (alcoholism.answers.com)