“You are not only responsible for what you say, but what you do not say” – Martin Luther
As I hopped and reviewed the blogs that I followed last night, I noticed some “things” that quickly pinched my thoughts. “Things” that I when I realize bring me back to a sense of righteousness and dedication. Truly, I just realized that I have followed my so called “irresponsible” and “malicious” sites that I want to tackle in this post but, I do not know how to begin with. Wheeew!
We tag ourselves as bloggers; bloggers are people who keep and update blogs. In today’s world, anyone can be a blogger as long as you have computer and internet connection then, you’re good to go. There is neither an individual nor an institution that creates sets of qualifications for a blogger (that’s the sad thing). And the saddest part is even the rudest of all rude; the worst of all worst and the ignoramus of all ignoramuses can post his ideas and claim himself a blogger. As a result, cyberjournalist.net recently rolled out “A Bloggers’ Code Of Ethics” to answer the questions of many concerning the ethics the Weblog community should follow. This is for the bloggers to be responsible and to recognize that they publish words publicly, and consequently have certain ethical obligations to their readers, the people they write about and the society in general (cyberjournalist.net, 2003).
Some rules indicated in the Code of Conduct are the following:
· -Bloggers should show compassion for those who may be affected adversely by Weblog content. Use special sensitivity when dealing with children and inexperienced sources or subjects.
·-Bloggers should expose unethical practices of other bloggers.
·-Bloggers should abide by the same high standards to which they hold others.
·-Blogger should explain each Weblog’s mission and invite dialogue with the public over its content and the bloggers’ conduct.
I should say that the Internet is a haven and a perfect example of irresistibleness. Irresistible in the sense that everything (good and evil) in this earth and beyond this earth can be searched and viewed. No government is able to control, review, monitor, and classify stuff in the Internet and impose regulations on them so even a three-year-old toddler has access to pornographic sites in just a mouseclick. In this day and age, internet has become the most reliable source of information helpful to many working on different fields and most of all, entertaining to some who are bound to earthly and fleshly desires.
I have quoted in my previous post that “blogosphere is a habitat where witty organisms interact” but now, pardon me by saying this, there are likewise irresponsible, rude, obscene and profanatory bloggers that exist on the face of the blogosphere and I found some. I also have found some blogs that promote and show ways on how to become and behave like a “real man”.
There are two separate angles that we should understand to be able to determine the right answer to this question. “How to become a ‘real’ man?” Well, when you ask an ignoramus blogger, he will answer you this way: “Being a real man is to collect and multiply women and have sexual intercourse with them. Being a real man is to drink alcoholic drinks everyday, eat beyond your limitation, utter profane words like “tangina” and “malaking t***” (pertaining to male organ) “hind**” (pertaining to sexual act), doesn’t admit mistakes and doesn’t go to the church.”
On the other hand, when you ask the Bible this question: “God, how to become a ‘real’ man?”
Isaiah 46:8 says “Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O yetransgressors.”-King James Bible
If you are going to explore chapter 48 of the book of Isaiah, you will see that God talks to men (not homosexuals) in this verse. Dito ay tuwirang ipinakikita ng Diyos na ang pagiging tunay na lalake ay ang pagsunod sa Kanya. This Biblical passage depicts the true way on how to become a real man that, although you are literally a man in the strict sense of the word, you are not a “real man” in the eyes of God if you are a transgressor. This is contrary to the earthly definition of “real man” and thus ingrained in our culture (machismo in the Philippines). To be a “real man” is to love God and execute all His commandments. To wrap up this post, I would like to warn you people; beware of dangerous blogs and always rely on the Bible.