Do not waste time feeding the Internet Trolls
Many Christians spend a lot of time “feeding” (arguing) with Internet Trolls on chat rooms and other social media thinking this is a good way to witness to them regarding Christ. In most cases, this is a waste of time. You’re not going to convince them. They are fools who want nothing to do with God. When you rebuke a fool, he will hate you – not appreciate you (Proverbs 9:8). Only the wise will respond in a favorable manner, so pray and use great discernment when you witness on the Internet.
Facebook Trolls are also sociopaths who are lonely or antisocial in real life and give the impression they want to develop an online dating relationship with you. Actually, they really have no intention of ever meeting you in person or going any further than chatting. They are almost impossible to reach by telephone because they would rather talk by Instant Messenger (Chat) or phone text messages, which they can hide behind. Beware! Most of these folks are usually married or in a relationship already.
There are also Facebook Trolls who set up phony Facebook accounts and send you a Friend Request, while pretending to want to be your friend. After you approve their FB Friend Request they’ll wait a few days and then start spamming and tagging you in order to get you to buy their sunglasses or some other product they’re selling.
Sadistic Sociopaths, another type of Troll, are commonly found posting controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages on Social Media, in an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic and legitimate debate and discussion. They come into a discussion and posts comments designed to upset or disrupt the conversation. They get a thrill out of posting comments that upset everyone else involved. Sadistic Trolls lie, exaggerate, and offend – just to get a response. Your suffering brings them pleasure.
The Best Defense Against Trolls
Internet Trolls are deceitful people. They have no conscience of right and wrong. They may even pretend to be Christian people, but their religion is futile and their actions are reprehensible to the LORD. Avoid them at all cost!
“Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.” – Proverbs 12:22
– Luis Josephus
See my message, “Rebuke a Wise Man”. http://wp.me/pVLmq-W9