Burn the laughing Emoji

Online Editor & Reporter- Haley Hill

The laughing emoji has been the bane of my existence for as long as I can remember. It has haunted my every waking moment for years on end, and my sanity is gradually decreasing as the days go on. I have received countless messages containing this emotionally scarring emoticon, and as the onslaught continues, we as a society stray further and further away from God’s light. The sender and the recipient of this emoji both know that this message is built upon lies. It is blatantly evident that neither party in the conversation has actually been brought to tears of laughter, and the round yellow face that unapologetically cackles back at us through our screens is a mockery of our humanity. Why do we send these atrocious falsehoods to each other? We must learn to unabashedly express ourselves with words, and cast out this conversational filler that only enables us to replace a genuine comedic connection with a false pretense of hilarity. Some even have the audacity to type out multiple laughing emojis at once, which should immediately condemn the sender to eternal hellfire. No human being could possibly be capable of repeatedly bringing someone to tears from their wit. We are all a part of the problem, and we must speak out in order to ratify the mistakes we have made before it is too late. In Proverbs 19:9, it is written that “A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.” Based on the events that have transpired in the last few years, the end is most likely near. I’m not sure about you, dear reader, but I would like to be on the right side of history. I rest my case. 😂