Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fact or Fiction?

This is just like Columbine. I don't mean the obvious. Watching Fox News last night, the opinions - at the very least and perhaps more, matched the number of people who had to offer them. One gunman? Geraldo proffered the possiblilty (while qualifying his notions so that he can replay the sound byte and say "I never really said...") that police went arry based on shaky eye witness accounts that there was a "white man with greasy hair, leaving the scene in a black pick-up truck with farm license plate." Then he shows a website with an Asian man who owns an arsenal of weapons, but "Police say that this isn't anyone they're looking at." Why show it?

Information and misinformation. We are all prone to turn the former into the latter.

In the aftermath of Columbine, there were stories about the late Cassie Bernal. She was asked if she believed in God. When she affirmed that she did, she was slain with a bullet. "No wait! That wasn't Cassie. That was Rachel Scott."

To this day, no one is really certain.

One of my pet peeves are the number of forwarded e-mails from fellow followers of Mesheach that contain stories or pleas for money or cards that turn out to be hoaxes.

Who starts these? How do they run rampant and unchecked? And more than any other thing why do people readily buy it, if it appears to be light?

The lesson for me? I know that I am capable of only "knowing in part" and that "We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God."

Jeff