Anyone use the nextdoor app or website? I'm part of it in my community and I often see posts relating to Jesus Christ and their belief in it. I find myself having to report these posts and a neighborhood site has nothing to do with religion. Have to tell these folks to keep their personal beliefs personal.
Yes, I use the nextdoor app in my community here. It is good for some things but I do notice a lot of people posting about god or thanking god or everything "good" (the like it or approve of it) is from god and everything bad (they don't like it) is the fault of democrats. It is a good source for some community news, information, or selling something but it is full of this kind of crap. I mostly avoid or ignore such stuff.
Do not make it what it is not!!!
A bunch of individuals you have too deal with, take them or leave them!!!
Most times not too bright, often just plain nice, others who should never post Ever!!!
Welcome to social media local neighbor style!!!
I used nextdoor. Got into a lot of arguments with some insanely stupid people, some of whom claimed they could report the license plate of people who sped down their street and the sheriff would go to their home and write them a warning that would be entered into their file. I told them they were wrong and contacted the sheriff's department and proved it by posting the reply. I don't know what the final straw was, but I wouldn't let people get away with posting nonsense and people probably didn't like that. Ultimately got suspended and never looked back. If I can't speak the truth, I have no business using your platform.
It's pretty benign where I am. Lots of pictures of local wildlife, people looking to pick up odd jobs or housecleaning gigs, things for sale, discussion of local loud noises, helicopters, traffic jams, and the occasional heartwarming story of someone who was in trouble but a neighbor helped them out. Good way to keep up with new restaurants. Very rarely do I see any overtly religious proselytizing, though it does happen. I guess it varies by where you live. I just looked - today the top 3 were 46 new things for sale, a story about 2 dogs that got hit by a car in Garner, and a question about a reported bomb threat in Apex. YMMV I guess.
On my group, someone was "Looking for a good psychic. A group of my colleagues is interested in going. We are really looking for authentic, accurate readings."
A couple of suitably snarky responses followed. But then several more followed with real recommendations, including for mediums and for a local "Spiritualist Church" offering "message circles."
I made a recommendation of my own: I posted a paragraph from a Baptist site I found that has an essay listing several psychics -- not recommending them, per se, but describing them in a dry, clinical tone that should encourage any reader to draw their own, and critical, conclusions:
"Mark Venaglia, [who] channels an entity called 'Benjamin.' He offers monthly group sessions in his New York City apartment, which draw hundreds of people. . . . Venaglia’s spirit guide, who seems to have a special affection for homosexuals, channeled one transcript that purports to be a cure for AIDS. Indeed, several of those who have allegedly been cured were scheduled to appear on ABC’s '20/20' to talk of their recovery. His spirit guide also speaks of the AIDS-infected homosexual population in glowing terms. 'Those with AIDS must come to be thought of as healers. . . . Those that manifest AIDS are a blessed race, descended from the island of Crete and Gettys, . . . southwest of the Atlantian continent; an entire civilization of healers and nobles."
Two pro-psychics people in the thread thanked me!
It's funny because many of the posts/comments are either religious in nature (praying for X to happen) or violent (advice to shoot porch pirates or any other person who happen to be in or near their property, whether the intent is malicious or not.) I feel like I'm surrounded by gun toting, blood thirsty, self centered morons who claim to have deep, personal relationships with Jesus. Every now and then, someone will post something intelligent and sane, but I doubt that their words are swaying anyone.
Smuggling religion into their discourse is what Christians do. It's the first step in establishing friend from foe for their cult. Politics is also forbidden on ND, but a lot of posts slip through, again with Putin-Americans seeking to create drama in their cult of Karenism.