Pope says fake news is satanic..condemns use in politics..dont laugh!

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-fakenews/pope-says-fake-news-is-satanic-condemns-use-in-politics-idUSKBN1FD1D4

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned fake news as satanic, saying journalists and social media users should shun and unmask manipulative “snake tactics” that foment division to serve political and economic interests.

“Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred. That is the end result of untruth,” Francis said in the first document by a pope on the subject.

The document was issued after months of debate on how much fake news may have influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and the election of President Donald Trump.

“Spreading fake news can serve to advance specific goals, influence political decisions, and serve economic interests,” the pope wrote, condemning the “manipulative use of social networks” and other forms of communication.

Called “The truth will set you free – fake news and journalism for peace”, the document was issued in advance of the Catholic Church’s World Day of Social Communications on May 13.

”This false but believable news is ‘captious’, inasmuch as it grasps people’s attention by appealing to stereotypes and common social prejudices and exploiting instantaneous

emotions like anxiety, contempt, anger and frustration,” Francis said.

False stories, the Pope said, spread so quickly that even authoritative denials often could not contain the damage done and many people run the risk of becoming “unwilling accomplices in spreading biased and baseless ideas”.

He called for “education for truth” that would help people discern, evaluate and understand news in order to recognize the “sly and dangerous form of seduction that worms its way into the heart with false and alluring arguments”.

Francis compared the use of fake news to the Bible story of the devil, who, disguised as a serpent, persuaded Eve to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree. He said she was fed wrong information by Satan, who told her the fruit would make her and Adam as all-knowing as God.

“We need to unmask what could be called the ‘snake-tactics’ used by those (purveyors of fake news) who disguise themselves in order to strike at any time and place.”

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke, a former reporter for U.S. outlets, told Reuters Television: “The Pope is not saying that all journalists are snakes but he is certainly acknowledging that they can be.”

The pope said the role of journalists was “not just a job, it is a mission” and they had particular responsibility to stem fake news.

“Amid feeding frenzies and the mad rush for a scoop, they must remember that the heart of information is not the speed with which it is reported or its audience impact, but persons.”

Francis said journalism should be “less concentrated on breaking news than on exploring the underlying causes of conflicts …a journalism committed to pointing out alternatives to the escalation of shouting matches and verbal violence.”

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one mans fake news is anothers truth..so how do we know whats fake news?..its anything franky and his mates dont agree with..its easy eh?.

wonder how the progressives are coping with their darling believing in satan?

“Francis compared the use of fake news to the Bible story of the devil, who, disguised as a serpent, persuaded Eve to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree. He said she was fed wrong information by Satan, who told her the fruit would make her and Adam as all-knowing as God.”

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~ by seeker401 on January 29, 2018.

5 Responses to “Pope says fake news is satanic..condemns use in politics..dont laugh!”

  1. deja vu from last year…

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/07/pope-francis-calls-spreading-fake-news-sin.html

    just Frankie intensified the message…

    some kind reminds me of how Ariman, according to the antrposophy, prepares his coming…:(

  2. But, a fake banking system, fake laws, fake medicine, fake purple and scarlet robed religion, fake trusts and fake authority is okay…

    Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven Angels, which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come hither, I will show to you the judgement of the great Whore, that sits upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhibiters of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads, and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold, and precious stone & pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS, AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the Saints, and with the blood of the Martyrs of Iesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. [KJV 1611]

  3. Reblogged this on UZA – a people's court of conscience.

  4. The pride of the Pope. The Pope condemns “fake news”, but never demonstrated his own fallibleness and weakness in his own sin. He never rightly appealed to God and His perfect Word. Real humility is understanding we are all sinners in need of a Savior. Real humility is understanding and living a life fully dependent on God who is the giver of life, even our new life in Christ. Christ is the way, truth, and life.

    Luke 18:9-14, “9 Also He, [Jesus], spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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