Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Do most people seriously believe everything they read in the newspapers?
I did not get excited about these lead tablets. I have long since given up expecting the exact truth from the secular media, be it newspapers, TV or radio - or for that matter the internet. However, sometimes the internet does tell the truth - depending, of course, on who is telling it. A good piece about this particular hoax or fake can be read here. Why are we so gullible, and why do so many rush to jump on bandwaggons or indulge in rash judgement based on what is often half-truth, conjecture and sloppy reporting? When are we going to learn? Yes, sometimes the newspapers do get it right, but my goodness, how often they get things wrong especially where religion is concerned!