The irony is that the internet was supposed to democratize information, enabling “curious citizens” to become better informed about complex issues, said Jonathan Mahler in The New York Times. Instead, it’s made it possible for people to hide out in “closed information loops.” The internet’s lack of a filter has made all beliefs appear equally valid, since you can always find online “evidence” and opinion to back up even the most nonsensical notions, with no agreed-upon authority to differentiate fact from fiction. We truly have entered “a post-truth era.”
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell, quoted in Hyperallegic.com
Where do we get our truth? I may never be 100% certain about the truth about current events, politics, etc. But I am SO grateful for the truth of God’s word that I can rely on at all times. Let us hold tightly to what we KNOW is true, and hold loosely to what we think is true, knowing outside of the Bible, our sources are all fallible.
Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.”
 Misinformation: Why facts are now irrelevant. (January 13, 2017). The Week, 17.