Fact Checking “Truth”

“Do Facts Matter?” (CNN)

Something to think about in the realm of Politics, Religion, Society. . .

“The partisanship that shapes our politics has many costs. Congress has trouble making decisions, tensions among voters over certain issues are often severe, and the quality of our discourse often suffers.

Perhaps one of the worst effects of partisanship, however, has been the fact that the truth is much harder to discern and, in many cases, voters don’t even expect it.

The public lives in a world where it seems impossible to know what is fact and what is partisan fiction. Fact checkers, many of whom have legitimate and virtuous objectives to get Americans to really understand the choices before them, have trouble gaining much traction. When one of the players calls “B.S.” during the political cycle, people might be listening, but it’s not clear that there are lasting consequences.”

I wonder what would happen if we had Faith Fact-Checking?  Scripture Fact-Checking?  “Truth” Fact-Checking?

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About Chris Highland

Author, teacher, nonprofit manager, photographer, former minister, interfaith chaplain View all posts by Chris Highland

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