HOW AN ACCUSATION SPREADS

We often let our emotions, particularly anger and hatred, carry us away.  Even the most respected people can be targeted by rumors and innuendo. Thus, a when Pastor Rick Warren said Christians and Muslims must work together (see here, here and here), he became the target of an accusation. Here and here are examples.  However, Warren has denied the accusations (see here and here).

Was the accusation true or a smear? Supposedly, Warren advocates something called Chrislam. Some, apparently regard both the Bible and the Qur’an as true and sacred texts. How anyone would reconcile the two, I have no idea.  Nevertheless, at least a few journalists have covered Chrislam (see here and here).

So why am I mentioning this? When bloggers don’t check the veracity of their sources, we spread rumors and innuendo, sometimes really silly rumors and innuendo.

So what kind of pastor is Warren? I don’t attend his church, but you can visit his church’s website. I am currently enjoying the Christian Apologetics webpage.

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