So I’ve been thinking. Yes, it happens, and it sometimes yields interesting results.
I’m a Baha’i, and in the Baha’i Faith we are told we should personally investigate the truth and figure it out for ourselves. Through independent reading, analysis, conversations and consultation, we are encouraged to find out the real meaning of truth – or at least grasp as much of it as we can.
But that is assuming that we have a source of information that we can trust. When it comes to day to day affairs as reported in the news, can we truly trust the information that gets to us? After all, the news is filtered – intentionally or not – before it gets to us. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to read dozens of websites to get all the different angles to be able to figure out what’s real or not.
Go ahead. Get the Advil. You know this question is going to eventually give you a headache ;).