Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Fill The Role Played By Churches

No.  Religion is a social club?  What an empty shallow view with no purpose.

The average user belongs to 30 groups, and while more than one billion are members of groups, just 100 million are in “meaningful groups,” or groups where they have a sense of purpose.

Zuckerberg wants that number of users in “meaningful” groups to be one billion, such that “we’re going to change Facebook’s whole mission to take this on.”

He wants to connect groups around common interests or beliefs but also issues.

“In the next generation, our greatest opportunities and challenges we can only take on together,” Zuckerberg said, “ending poverty, curing disease, stopping climate change, spreading freedom and tolerance, stopping terrorism.”  LifeSiteNews

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants his social network to fill the role that churches and social clubs once did in communities.

During a speech at the first Facebook Communities Summit last week, Zuckerberg said membership in all kinds of groups has declined in the last several decades.

“That’s a lot of of people who now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else,” Zuckerberg said, promoting Facebook’s large community-support groups as a substitute.

In fact, bringing people closer together is so important that “we’re going to change Facebook’s whole mission to take this on,” Zuckerberg said.

On “The Story” tonight, Pastor Robert Jeffress said he’s confident that God and the church will be around much longer than Zuckerberg and Facebook. Insider.Foxnews