Don, I found some wonderful, godly friends on Facebook and treasure the time I spent getting to know them. I feel bad that this happened and I'll miss Facebook terribly. Security has become a huge problem, I agree.
You are right about Facebook never deactivating an account. John opted out 3 years ago but his account is still there. Anyone can go there, use his password (once they determine what it is) and send out porn or anything under his name and he would never know it.
I deactivated my account yesterday but received a notice that all I had to do to reactivate it is to go to Facebook, enter my username and current password, and it's like I never left. Of course, it also means the hacker can still use my Facebook name and contact my FB friends which he was still doing late last night.
Besides my nephew who became concerned and phoned me, I also heard from my niece, Esther, who is a missionary in Africa who wrote me that this hacker had sent her a Facebook message, so bad that she wouldn't even copy, paste and send it to me. She knew it would upset me terribly. I have no idea what it was about and I'm afraid of the damage to my reputation something like that will cause. I had 250 plus friends on Facebook. I feel like I have leprosy or something. My FB friends, rightly so, want no association with my name at all.
I have asked the Lord to honor the song that has appeared at the bottom of each of my Faith Writers posts for quite a while. You can read it below. Maybe I should have printed it in much larger font.
Just color me "disappointed," while I sit here with tears soaking my pajamas.
"I long, O I long to be holy, conformed to His will and His Word.
I long to be gentle and Christ-like; I long to be just like my Lord."