Were religions the first propagators of Fake News?

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Were religions the first propagators of Fake News?

Postby Greatest I am » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:05 pm

Were religions the first propagators of Fake News?

Fake News is considered to be lies or distortions of the truth. The first wholesale use of lies may have been religions.

Ancient temple inventions meant to fool people
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7BHvN6rZZA
What Do Con Artists and Religious Leaders Have in Common? With Maria Konnikova
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6DfJVjEMlc&t=4s

Do you think religions were the first propagators of Fake News?

Do you think that the term fraud can be applied to most supernaturally based religions?

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Re: Were religions the first propagators of Fake News?

Postby Mowk » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:36 pm

No, I think as soon as we had any sort of idea of clan leaders we had fake news. Fake news is likely as "old" as we are. Way, way back.

Religions may have perfected the ruse but they didn't invent it.
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Re: Were religions the first propagators of Fake News?

Postby Greatest I am » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:09 pm

Mowk wrote:No, I think as soon as we had any sort of idea of clan leaders we had fake news. Fake news is likely as "old" as we are. Way, way back.

Religions may have perfected the ruse but they didn't invent it.


I can agree with you here.

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Re: Were religions the first propagators of Fake News?

Postby Mowk » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:07 am

Wow, head rush.
and as a separate note, thanks.
a step forward and no two steps back. :) yet.
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Re: Were religions the first propagators of Fake News?

Postby Greatest I am » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:07 pm

Mowk wrote:Wow, head rush.
and as a separate note, thanks.
a step forward and no two steps back. :) yet.


You are welcome. My pleasure.

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