The recent confrontation between a grinning young high school student and a Native American elder has led to much anger and vitriol, especially on social media. But as Bishop Barron suggests, it also exemplified the “scapegoating mechanism” described by philosopher René Girard. How do we avoid this scapegoating? How can we bring more light to the online world? Bishop Barron has some advice. A listener asks whether our memories will transfer to Heaven.
 

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3 comments on “WOF 166: Scapegoating on Social Media

  1. Rachel Sears Feb 20, 2019

    Oh, thank you. I recognize my sins of wanting to vent as well as wanting to be heard as someone virtuous in my Twitter talk. I feel everyone talks at me with information overload and I wanted to put in my 2 cents worth rather than be virtuously silent. I have been silenced, Praise God. Twitter locked me out. I.I do not know who was offended as they will not tell me until I apologize first. Bazaar. Feel free to read RachSears1 on Twitter and use as you wish to move the Kingdom forward. Thank you, Bishop.

    • Rachel Sears Feb 20, 2019

      Oh, thank you. I recognize my sins of wanting to vent as well as wanting to be heard as someone virtuous in my Twitter talk. I feel everyone talks at me with information overload and I wanted to put in my 2 cents worth rather than be virtuously silent. I have been silenced, Praise God. Twitter locked me out. I.I do not know who was offended as they will not tell me until I apologize first. Bazaar. Feel free to read RachSears1 on Twitter and use as you wish to move the Kingdom forward. Thank you, Bishop.

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