Pope Francis recently gave a talk condemning fake news and emphasizing on dignity of journalism. He even released a message on Catholic feast day of journalists called “The truth will set you free: Fake news and journalism for peace“ that has biblical references. In the message, he defined fake news so that the masses can identify and stay away from it. While defining fake news, he went to the extent of comparing it with the Serpent’s manipulation of Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Instead of using current day examples, he beautifully narrated the serpent’s manipulation of Eve from the Bible to give examples of fake news and how it can have disastrous effects on people. The serpent asked Eve if God had instructed her not to eat from any of the trees in the garden. It was misinforming her.
The truth is that God never told Adam not to eat from any tree instead he told Adam not to eat the fruits from only one specific tree that is the ‘Tree of Knowledge.’ The message was put across in a wrong manner by the serpent which ultimately led to the downfall of Adam, Eve and their descendants.
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Note: This post was first published in Scrabbl.