Just a pair of reminders to keep your spirit guarded.
The normal state we exist in is to assume most information we read is true, or sorta true, or true-ish.Jesus Christ to the Pharisees in John 8-44 (NIV)
We assume that people may be biased or just plain wrong. But we don't assume that hundreds of people conspire together to coordinate a lie they not only positively know is false, but they happen to know that first-hand, as they themselves invented the facts a couple of hours ago.
That's a weird thing: Coordinated mass lying. Sh*t is slipping by us that we're assuming might be true or somewhat true (those missing months of [Bristol Palin's] when she was [allegedly] carrying baby Trig, that "Alaskan Airline crew members stated [Sarah] Palin didn't look pregnant," etc.) just because we're simply not used to thousands of people agreeing to spread deliberate lies to as many people as they can. The fact that multiple people on multiple websites are claiming it, seemingly independently, tricks us into thinking, subconsciously maybe, "Gee, they must have gotten that from some article; they all couldn't just be lying in unison."
Or could they?
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.