I read an article the other day that asked the question; Can you trust social media for health advice?

The answer the article gave, of course, was “that depends.”  If the advice you get from your social media enquiry is to see your health professional, you might be all right. On the other hand, who knows.  After all, you don’t actually know if the person offering the advice is a doctor or a plumber. Not that I have anything against plumbers.

This isn’t a new dilemma; 150 years ago, Mark Twain wrote, “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”

Dr. Google isn’t an actual doctor, and the vast majority of answers to your health questions on Facebook come from experts in the Russian/Ukrainian war.

More dangerous than looking for medical advice on social media is looking for spiritual guidance on social media. 

Facebook theology is suspect at best and downright heresy at its worst. 

When you search social media for medical advice, you are gambling with your health.  When you search social media for spiritual direction, you are gambling your soul.  And if you lose that wager, it could cost you your eternity.

Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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