“The real test is this. Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one’s first feeling, ‘Thank God, even they aren’t quite so bad as that,’ or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils.”
— C.S. Lewis
Former Conservative posts a stunning example of close-minded bigotry. A picture was doing the rounds, purportedly of Christians killed, burnt alive, by Muslims in Nigeria. On Facebook, some people were exclaiming about how horrible it was. A friend of FC interjected to point out the facts: the picture of burnt bodies is actually from a horrible accident: a fuel tank explosion. Whoever added the caption about Muslims killing Christians was lying.
As you may have guessed from the quote at the top there, this didn’t go down well.
Faced with this crossroads, the people on Facebook double down. LOL you must be a liberal or something. Of course. Anyone who cares about the truth, it seems, is a liberal.
Perhaps that’s not what they meant to say.
FC’s friend continues, posting a link to Exodus 23:1,
Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness.
The response comes again: ok so you are a leftist. Only leftists quote Exodus.
Conservatives do live in a strange parallel universe, don’t they?