https://aneighborschoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/thumbnail-myth-fake-news.png 630 1200 David Gornoski https://aneighborschoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/anc-logo-1.png David Gornoski2020-08-19 18:21:152022-06-04 01:41:17How Mythology Unmasks Fake News
How Mythology Unmasks Fake News
The concoction of fake news is very closely connected to how mythologies were spun in ancient times. Both are written by the winners and both deal with expelling crowd-designated scapegoats. Christianity, on the other hand, reveals the persecution and sacrifice at play in myth-making; it has made it impossible for society to scapegoat the other. Where did our fascination with underdogs come from? Who are the ‘witches’ in today’s witch hunts and how do the media and the establishment help us scapegoat them? Listen to the full episode to find out and more.
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