The fourth episode of Aletheia Quest with Alan Fahrner is “Social Media & Bearing False Witness,” where I look at…perhaps…the Commandment most broken on social media.
0:00 – Intro
1:09 – Current Event
3:26 – Logical Fallacy or Cognitive Bias of the Week
5:06 – Social Media & Bearing False Witness
24:23 – “If You Got Love” by David Britt
A few shout-outs:
- A huge thank you to David Britt for letting us play “If You Got Love” (featuring Stephanie Massey Streater): https://youtu.be/dPhTiTyFxeI
- Critical Thinking Cards from https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com
- Opening bumper music is “Werk Baby Werk” by Travis from the Audiio.com music service: https://audiio.com/Travis/neighborhood-language/werk-baby-werk-instrumental
Scriptures in this broadcast (all “English Standard Version”):
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (Exodus 20:16).
You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit (Exodus 23:1-3).
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape (Proverbs 19:5).
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish (Proverbs 19:9).
A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure (Proverbs 21:28).
Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips. Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done” (Proverbs 24:28-29).
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them (Luke 6:31).
And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 19:16-19).
Please let me know what you think!
P.S. You can watch David sing “If You Got Love” right here:
(Cross-posted on my Aletheia Quest blog.)