Monday, January 23, 2012

The Picture Facebook Doesn't Want You to Share?

Today, I "shared" a picture on Facebook from another friend's wall. A whole bunch of my friends, in turn, then shared it on their walls. 



A few hours later, the picture had been scrubbed from all of our walls. 

Well, you atheists at Facebook can delete the picture, but you will realize one day that doing so does not delete what God has told us in his Word will happen after you die. Enjoy it while it lasts, because for all eternity, you will have to keep thinking about what a fool you were.

28 comments:

  1. Wow, I am glad you were atleast able to share it on here with us. It needs to be shared and I think I will pass it along.

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  2. "Like" "Like" "Like" This picture really is priceless. It makes the atheist argument stand out for what it is...ridiculous!

    I love how today a facebook "friend" posted a "I support equal marriage rights" picture. Yeah right, we cannot make fun of atheists, but you can tear down the sanctity of marriage to support the queer agenda! Way to go Facebook!

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  3. I'm trying to be nice about this, but sometimes Facebook has glitches with its system that cause posts to disappear. I've had it happen myself, and it's nothing to stress out about. Besides, you have your pregnancy to maintain.

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  4. Possible copywrite violations maybe? Who owns this image, and did the artist give permission for this image to be released into the public domain? The artist deserves to receive credit for the image. I understand both sides- the want to share a thought provoking image with the public as well as the want of the artist to receive credit where credit is due.

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  5. I saw this picture on FB today and they really deleted it?!?!?!?? That is outrageous. I can think of a ton of pictures that have circulated that SHOULD be deleted for vulgarity, pornography and disrespect. But this one? Wow.

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  6. that doesn't make any sense. people put much more radical post (conservative, liberal, christian, atheist) and they don't get deleted. . . i don't think anyone cares about what you post. . .i'm pretty sure it was just a glitch. . . freedom of religion and speech is your right and i have never known facebook to deny anyone that right. . . although i don't like facebook.

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  7. It was no glitch. Every single one of my friends who shared it, had it removed from their page, as well as the pages of any of THEIR friends who shared it.

    I am certain there were NO copyright laws associated with this picture. Whoever made it obviously wanted it circulated, which is why he/she put it on FB in the first place.

    FB often removes comments and posts that they consider offensive, such as when someone uses words like "fag".

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  8. I posted it on my page and so did my friends, I went and checked and they are all still there. Maybe someone who has it out for you guys marked them as spam to be mean?

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  9. Didn't see it on your wall earlier because I was gone, but it's still on one of mutual friends page right now so they didn't get to all of them :)

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  10. It's bizarre that FB deleted it because like others said, I've seen far worse stuff allowed there. Maybe the original drawing of the babies was copyright protected and it was whoever added the text that wanted it to be disseminated?

    In honesty though, the picture doesn't make much sense as an analogy for atheism because if the babies were able to carry out even the most rudimentary of tests they would find physical evidence for the existence of their mom (the big honking umbilical cord should be their first clue...) Belief in God, on the other hand, requires faith.

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  11. Hey Zsuzsanna, I understand that you are already pretty sure that it is the fault of some Facebook staff who is likely an atheist for your picture disappearing. But, I wanted to share from firsthand experience with reports/posts deleted on Facebook that it is possible for anyone who can see a picture to click an "ex" or "remove" button on the upper right-hand corner of the picture, thus "flagging" it. Facebook, admittedly, has a system set up whereby EVERY SINGLE flagged post is automatically deleted; they do not have the staff or man-hours needed to check each report and see if it was truly a violation of the Facebook principles or not. Couple of cases in point, I have a friend who models and had her pictures deleted from a portfolio (not inappropriate at all; found out later someone was playing a joke on her). I also clicked the "ex" button one time because I thought it would "hide" a post but it gave me a message, thank you for reporting, and the post was gone! I felt awful. That was a while back, and I am careful not to do that anymore. But the point is that it may have been SOMEONE other than a Facebook staff member who reported your photo. I believe that anyone who can read your wall would have been able to see the pic and click the button, and just an FYI I can see your wall even tho we are not friends because we have a few mutual friends.

    Anyway....

    Just wanted to let you know that, and it's an unfair world we live in. But no one can stop a true believer from living the truth. I am thankful for the freedom I have in Christ to prove my pro-life stance by choosing the lives He has blessed me with, even though two of them would be considered "accidents" or "unwanteds" by the family-planning crowd.

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  12. That is really, really weird. There are lots of pictures that are worse, all over FB. The only possible objection I can think of is nudity (of course they're naked, they're in the womb), but there are tons of photos of fetuses and naked babies that stay on FB. Maybe a not-so-nice "friend" reported them? That might explain everyone else losing them too.

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  13. Several of my Facebook friends have also shared this photo on their walls, and it has not been removed by FB. Another possible explanation for its disappearance is, if you clicked "Share" on the photo (instead of downloading it and re-uploading it yourself, for example) and the person who originally uploaded it took it down or changed their security settings, then every person who shared it from that original post would lost the photo on their own profile because a "Shared" FB post relies on the original; it isn't its own entity. Obviously I have no idea why the photo is gone, but since this photo has not been removed from my FB Newsfeed, I just thought I'd comment and explain another possible cause. As far as I know, FB only deletes photos that include graphic pornography or violence. :)

    - Anna M.

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  14. I am myself an atheist, and not at all offended by the picture, I would never think of reporting it, it's basic freedom to express your opinion ! But Facebook is quite restrictive, my sister has had tons of pictures removed, who know why. You have made the right decision in putting it back, it's your right to be a theist and to show it.

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  15. Unfortunately Anna M, Breastfeeding photos where the mother shows less skin than a swimsuit model are treated as pornographic by Facebook admin, but that is another Soapbox entirely!

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  16. Atheism is just as much of a religion as any other. They have their priests (like Richard Dawkins), their holy books (like the origin of species), and their institutions for teaching doctrine (public schools). They'll deny it of course but the whole religion is based on denial anyway.

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  17. I'm not sure what was so offensive about that picture. I thought it was pretty funny, actually...

    P.S. I see you've got another "Renee" commenting, so I think I'll start signing as Renee from Canada so you know who it is :-)

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  18. I can't see how that would be offensive to an atheist. It doesn't make much sense to me.

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  19. I don't know if someone flagged yours or what happened, but our mutual friends is still up, as is my repost. However, most of the people on my friend list who have reposted do not have the picture on their wall. Instead it's in a message to all their friends? Mine is showing up that way to a lot of my friends too? I'm guessing it's some sort of FB glitch showing up in messages though. It's sad though that people do do that, go around flagging other peoples stuff to get it deleted.

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  20. Facebook likely removed it because it was a copyright violation. The photo appears on several other websites with dates backing to 2010. That might have been the issue.

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  21. Looks like National Geographic owns the photo. Slapping a pithy comment on a picture does not make it yours. People do it, but it's stealing if you're not giving credit back to the artist.

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  22. This is entirely off topic but.... does this picture mean you are having twins? If that is the case: congratulations!

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  23. By the way Mrs. Anderson, here's another one that I think you might like. It's guaranteed to get the legions of internet atheists mad (AGAIN!)

    http://i.imgur.com/U3Vso.jpg

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  24. ...and yet they allow half-naked pictures. UGH!

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  25. One of my facebook friends has this also and it's still there.

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  26. Silly, straw man argument, very poor analogy. Cute picture though.

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  27. Hi Zsuzanna!
    I just posted a similar photo like this about atheism. It didn't turn out great. Everyone who was atheist had a hard time with my photo and it made me argue my point and word of God. And the truth is the word! I'm just so happy you and your family are out there and that Iam not alone on this. We are new believers , KJV only and do not believe in the pre- tribulation crap. We are probably the only ones in our small town in the NWT, Canada who believe this way. We are definitely not Calvinists either!! And you and your husband help us everyday with your blogs and your sermons. We are going to drive down to Tempe Arizona in January, that's if the whole government thing gets sorted out in the US. We would love to be baptized and our wish is to get it done there as there is no other around these parts.
    God bless.
    The Freund Family

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  28. So do you recommend aborting the atheist baby and then throwing it in a furnace of fire for his sin of not believing in his completely invisible mother? :)

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