This was my good deed for the day last week. Some high-schooler on my feed (daughter of one of my parents’ work friends I think?) posted this, and I just had to respond (with humor, because anything else is met with defensive lashing-out).
Meahwhile, wtf, who writes this stuff? Do people think these things just get pooped out of Jesus’ butt and get flushed straight into Facebook?
Objectively, this is an elegant equation: Religious + Facebook capable = particularly exploitable. Therefore, religious chain letters that claim that all who read it “are being tested” is a perfect concoction for mindless reposting. Those crazy enough to think that the creator of the universe is watching whether they’re gullible enough to repost anything that implies they might be punished if they don’t will repost. Those who realize that the person who created said chain letter couldn’t possibly know whether it’s an officially god-sanctioned test (y’know, like Abraham almost killing his son) won’t. If this had a Pepsi label in it, it would be a genius viral marketing tool.