If you are a part of my family or close circle of friends, then chances are good you’ve heard me rant about spam email forwards inciting fear, slander or lies. Here’s a few examples:
Philippians 4 encourages Christians to focus on the truth. How often do we waste thought and emotion on rumors, and then pass along the misinformation as idle gossip?
One resource I utilize in searching for the truth is snopes.com. At the top left of google’s homepage is a news link to narrow your search to recently reported items. Using the search box at Associated Press or Fox News is also a great way to read the news for yourself to decide if you agree with the email’s spin, and to help decide whether it is truthful and worth sharing.
Following up on a forwarded email takes me no more than five minutes. I think the time is spent well if I can spare my loved ones anxiety over their insides being eaten away by Coke. The truth is out there, now go find it!