A little Easter education for everyone. Enjoy your bunny eggs today.
Love, Hugs and Bunnies,
If there is one thing that drives me absolutely bananas, it’s people spreading misinformation via social media under the guise of “educating”. I’ve seen this happen in several ways – through infographics that twist data in ways that support a conclusion that is ultimately false, or else through “meaningful” quotes falsely attributed to various celebrities, or by cobbling together a few actual facts with statements that are patently untrue to create something that seems plausible on the surface but is, in fact, full of crap.
Yesterday, the official Facebook page of (noted misogynistandeugenicsenthusiast) Richard Dawkins’ Foundation for Reason and Science shared the following image to their 637,000 fans:
Naturally, their fans lapped this shit up; after all, this is the kind of thing they absolutely live for. Religious people! Being hypocritical! And crazy! And wrong! The 2,000+ comments were chock-full of smug remarks…
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The Facebook meme was just silly. But the idea that there is a relationship between Ishtar and the Christian resurrection story is significantly less so. At least some religion scholars believe that the latter evolved out of the former. http://awaypoint.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/ancient-sumerian-origins-of-the-easter-story/
It was silly. When I first saw it I didn’t pay much attention. The third time, I was like wait a minute. Great blog and thank you for the information.