LAST EDITED ON Aug-02-17 AT 12:01 PM (MST)
I have a great deal to learn and I'm always finding something else I know nothing about.
And please don't attack me; I'm trying to learn here.
Would someone be willing to tell me what is the value in this? Surely the point isn't to say these collected antlers came from something you hunted and killed?
Are they being sold and animals possibly being poached for them like elephants for their tusks or sharks for their fins?
As for social media, here's MY worthless opinion about something I *DO* know:
I wonder if social media might be/could be the anti-Christ?
Think about it... What does revelations say about the beast? Consider the following and then decide for yourself:
From Revelations 13:16-17 (King James Version (KJV))
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
* The mark (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube Logo)
* The name of the beast (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube)
* Or the number of his name (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube URL, which resolves to an IP address, which is a number such as 188.8.131.52, which is the IP address for Facebook.com)
My handle here is Computerguy, but I was a Luddite before I forced myself to learn about computers. What I have decided over the years is that like any other tool invented by man, technology such as our firearms or technology such as computers and the Internet are simply tools that can be used to do good or to do evil. Even a wood chipper can be used for evil as we have seen in movies like Fargo, TV fiction like CSI Miami, and in real life via the Forensic Files TV show. All tools require responsible use.
I don't do social media for a number of reasons, but I have already run into situations such as being unable to get access to a sales ad or other aspect of an eCommerce site because I don't have a FB login.
Sexual predators have used FB updates to learn when kids or women are home alone, what school they go to, the route they take to walk to school, where they go jogging and at what times, their parents' names, their pets' names, etc.
Burglars have used FB updates to know when families are away from home so that they can do their particular (though lame) evil.
We know that Big Brother is gathering every Tweet, email, text message, FB post, etc., and we're supposed to trust that it's only to catch terrorists and prevent the next 9/11.
So I don't have a Facebook account and I don't post on YouTube.
FB in and of itself may not be evil, but like some virtual gateway to hell, it certainly provides a way for evil people to do evil on others. Can anyone name one good thing that comes from FB? Maybe some charities are able to use it to reach people that they may not otherwise?
I think it's all about vanity as gatheringsheds has stated above, but this is all just one possible interpretation. I have held my own in some math intensive schools, but math has never been my strong suit, and I haven't figured out how an IP address like 184.108.40.206 could become 666, nor 616, for those who believe that is a more accurate translation.
Personally I think radical Islam is the anti-Christ and we're headed toward the battle of Armageddon because of the inability of Muslims around the world to tolerate and to get along with anyone, including other Muslims.