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Old 22 August 2012, 07:27 PM
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Throw Tomato Egypt’s “crucifixion” hoax becomes an instant Internet myth

Have you heard the one about how Christians are being nailed up on crucifixes and left to die in front of the Egyptian presidential place?

It’s a story worth dissecting — not because it’s true (it isn’t), but because it is a textbook example of how the Internet, once thought to be the perfect medium of truth-seeking, has been co-opted by culture warriors as a weapon to fire up the naïve masses with lies and urban legends.

The Egyptian crucifixion story gained critical mass when WorldNetDaily, a popular right-wing web site that promotes anti-gay and anti-Muslim conspiracy theories from an Evangelical perspective, published a story entitled “Arab Spring run amok: [Mulsim] Brotherhood starts crucifixions.”

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So it is crucifiction?
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Old 22 August 2012, 08:00 PM
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So it is crucifiction?
I think you won the Internet today.
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Old 22 August 2012, 08:04 PM
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Thanks, but that is Robert Heinlein's joke. Lazarus Long spends a lot of time looking for Jesus Christ's crucifixion, but cannot find it. So he starts calling it the "cruci-fiction".
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Okay, so Bob wins the Internet today.
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So it is crucifiction?
Standing by for crucifanfiction.
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Old 22 August 2012, 09:23 PM
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Great, now I'm thinking about the soldier "plunging his spear" into Jesus in a way that will get me sent to the deepest, nastiest section of hell. I'm talking about the level reserved for child molesters and people who talk in the theater.
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Old 22 August 2012, 09:41 PM
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It’s a story worth dissecting — not because it’s true (it isn’t), but because it is a textbook example of how the Internet, once thought to be the perfect medium of truth-seeking.....
Are we talking about the same Internet here?
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Great, now I'm thinking about the soldier "plunging his spear" into Jesus in a way that will get me sent to the deepest, nastiest section of hell. I'm talking about the level reserved for child molesters and people who talk in the theater.
I think that would be crucislashfiction.
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I think that would be crucislashfiction.
I think Gen Yus was thinking Crucyaoifiction.
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I thought it was Public Enemy from Welcome to the Terrordome:

Crucifixion ain't no fiction
So-called chosen frozen
Apology made to whoever pleases
Still they got me like Jesus
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Icon84 More on the debunked Egyptian ‘crucifixion’ hoax

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Over the last day or so, I have had an ongoing email correspondence with Michael Carl, the WND reporter who wrote the crucifixion article. He tells me he is sticking by his story. When I asked him if he has “any information from any of the tens of thousands of people who would have seen an actual ‘crucifixion’ if one really did take place in front of the presidential palace,” he told me that he had. Tantalized, I pressed him for details. Alas, he refused to divulge any of the evidence to me — or anyone else. If he did, he explained, the Muslim Brotherhood “would kill my sources.” And so ended our correspondence.
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Are we talking about the same Internet here?
Yes, but pre-AOL.
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