It is after sunset on Monday, March 13, 2017, and something interesting just happened. I spent the last 48 hours creating this website. It just so happened these last two days were to be the two days of the Jewish celebration of Purim. It started Saturday night just after sunset as the Sabbath was drawing to a close. I stepped outside my front door, which faces East, and there was a brilliant full moon rising in a clear eastern sky. I didn’t find out the two days of Purim were commencing until later. But I sat down and went to work building this website. And sort of publicly launched it by listing it on Google this morning. It is a work in progress, of course, but I have the basic framework here for a social network.
Like many of us, I have long pondered the fate of the lost sheep of the Worldwide Church of God. It is now clear that the WCG as we knew it will never again be, but that doesn’t mean there are now not probably hundreds of thousands of us out there who walked through its doors. So what I have wanted to do is somehow gather us all. Or at least get us connected. Have a class reunion. And I think this is a vehicle that it can be done with.
I am not talking about forming another church. It’s a different world now. But we can still connect with each other, and like never before. And so I am asking that if you have ever been a part of the WCG in one capacity or another, feel free to register here at Philadelphian Network.
You can do it in literally about a minute, because you can just login with your existing Facebook, Google, or Twitter account, and your own Facebook-like wall will be automatically created. It’s so easy it’s ridiculous. Then you can see who’s here and start communicating. At this moment it’s just me, but someone has to get the ball rolling. It doesn’t matter if you are in one of the post-Worldwide churches or if you’re out there wandering around like I am. I just would like to get us all connected.
I checked out some recent statistics about about social media and they are astounding. According to a November 11 article by the Pew Research Center entitled “Social Media Update 2016,” 79% of internet users (68% of all U.S. adults) now use Facebook. So basically that means that two-thirds of you can just automatically login here at the Philadelphian Network in the blink of an eye, list your Facebook page at your newly created Profile, and let us get to know that way. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel here. The Wheel is already there, and it is beyond comprehension. If you feel inclined, you can go to town here at the Philadelphian Network and start doing many of the things you already do on your other social media.
Can have an “Amen?”
In Brotherly Love, Lee