4 Reasons Christians Need to Quit Sharing Hoaxes

Larry:

pastor2If you have been on Facebook you no doubtably have seen the B&W picture of man and a compelling story of a pastor who dressed like homeless man. As it turns out it all was fake. Here is a great article on what this type of hoax does to the Christian witness. Something to think about…

Originally posted on Jayson D. Bradley:

Image: David Reeves
Image: David Reeves

From Christians to atheists and beyond, my Facebook friends run the ideological gamut. I’m blessed to have thoughtful and deep friends from all walks of life.

But after spending years on Facebook, I’ve seen a trend that’s both interesting and troubling: If I find a hoax in my news feed, chances are it will have been shared by an evangelical Christian.

I know that sounds like a terrible thing to say, but it’s true. In fact, it’s so typical and intriguing, that I’ve been keeping track of the phenomenon for quite a while. I’ve often wondered why mainstream Christians (not my high-church friends, not my Catholic friends, etc.) are so quick to pass on news stories and testimonials that are untrue. But that’s a discussion for another time.

Today I want to talk through some reasons they need to stop:

1. They’re credibility killers

The Christian message…

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