CHRISTIAN URBAN LEGENDSChristians are accustomed to believing things without evidence, so it's not surprising that some promulgate incredible fictions in support the literal truth of the Bible. Two are especially popular: (1) Men have been swallowed by whales and survived. (2) NASA Computer calculations verify that there was a "missing day" (or "long day") in the time of Joshua. [An "urban legend" is an unfounded fictional story, presented as if it were fact, and widely believed because it has the trappings of plausibility and appeals to people's preconceptions, beliefs or prejudices.]
Web sites with miscellaneous Christian urban legends:
The Lost Day
Jonah and the Whale
She Said "Yes" (Or Did She?)The book "She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall" recounts Cassie's life, and her death in the Columbine High School massacre. According to the book Cassie was asked by Eric Harris "Do you believe in God?" When whe replied "Yes," Eric shot her.
Evidence now surfaces that this verbal exchange didn't happen. Another Christian urban legend has arisen, and will probably continue with a life of its own in spite of contrary evidence. But the really revealing fact about this is that the media knew the story of this verbal exchange was false from the start, and said nothing for five months. Apparently a lot of people didn't want to let facts get in the way of a vast propaganda weapon for Christianity. This comes under the category best described as "Lying for God."
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