Do news source understand the concept of sin and gossip, or. “who are at peace when they lie and those who toss, turn, and torture themselves about doing so.”
I read a Citizen Tom post titled: SUCKERS….? which brings up the subject of gossip and lies.
Then I read a Chicago Tribune front page article titled: Trump now faces election fallout after reports he insulted dead American soldiers, which he strongly denies. based on anonymous sources, opinions of known Trump detractors, and includes the word “verified?”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient wisdom verses and to remind us that gossip is a sin, and the question who may be the real losers and winners.
Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. (Proverb 26:20)
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Proverb 18:21)
What’s My Point?
The concept not to spread gossip because it is a sin is based on Bible teachings that sadly are waning in our society.
The concept and laws to protect journalism as free speech to publish news articles from animus sources basically relies on a news source to be credible in the eyes of their readers. Sadly, though may not be credible in the eyes of their Maker.
My point is news media and everyone who loses their life is basically a loser.
However, those who are wise and understand the concepts of religion that lying and gossip are sins, even grave sins when used to ruin a reputation or even lose an election.
Will someone who spreads lies and gossip “toss and turn or night: because of guilt based on moral or religious beliefs?
Or will “others are at peace” because they are immoral or have no religious beliefs and know they can hide behind the free speech man made laws instead of their Maker’s Commandments.
In My Opinion
One thousand years after the death of King Solomon, another wise and loving soul posed a question for people to ponder when they lie or spread gossip.
“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Mark 8:36)
In other words, there are two types of laws.
Manmade laws which if you read about all the legal loopholes to protect us from gossip and lies, is mind boggling.
Bible Laws which in my opinion are are pure and simple.
What is sadder in the USA, is even though the Bible states parents have the duty to teach their children Gods laws, the laws of man won’t allow them to have school choice or school vouchers? Which in my opinion, if believed, would reduce the lies and gossips that are being spread so certain people “can gain the whole world.”
Read the Source Links below
Is it immoral for a news source to state the information they are reporting was verified by another news source that only verified the source was anonymous sources? For example, “ Elements of the story were independently confirmed by The Associated Press, The Washington Post and Fox News — all citing anonymous sources.”
Is it because the human laws in the USA protect free speech, even though some news reports are based on anonymous which could be lies and gossip, that people are presently experiencing “quarreling,” violence, anger, and hatred in our Nation?
As for the subject of wisdom and folly about losers in life, should we should consider who will wind up being the greatest of fools in time when they meet their Maker?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune September 5, 2020
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Laws About What is Defamation
Psychology Today – False Accusations – Lie in Peace or Toss and Turn?