Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Christian Fake News Problem

The Christian Fake News Problem

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Easter is a reminder that the church's founding event was first labeled "fake news" by Jesus' followers. Luke's Gospel says the women who discovered the empty tomb dashed off to tell the apostles but that "it seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them." Only when the risen Christ shows up in their circle, as he does in that and other accounts, do they grasp the astonishing claim.