The other day on Twitter a scientist saw Wade Burleson putting out disinformation about COVID-19, face masks, and vaccination. This person stepped up and challenged him on his disinformation. This is another post about the ongoing problem of American evangelicals practicing disinformation. In this particular case we see Wade Burleson represents the problems of evangelicalism.
“If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow.“
“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”
Hebrews 11:1 NLT
The other day on Twitter a scientist schooled Wade Burleson on COVID-19, facemasks, vaccination and called out his disinformation campaigns. As the scientist wisely says, when someone puts out disinformation it becomes other people’s problems. Vaccination is necessary in order to get to herd immunity. In the view of this blog if evangelicals like Wade Burleson were around in the 1950’s screaming about vaccination we would never have eradicated polio. But there is another aspect to consider as well. Wade Burleson also said that misinformation is in the eye of the beholder. In other words there is no such thing as objective truth. So what does that mean? That truth does not exist? If information is in the eye of the beholder then in my view that opens the door to acts of evil. It paves the way to anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, violence, and a host of other disturbing issues. And when evangelicals lack truth it also shows how they struggle with ethics as well. But the point of this post is to show how a scientist corrected Wade Burleson on science. This blog is big believer in science and always will be. And from my point of view it looks like Wade Burleson is still stuck in Dayton, Tennessee of 1925.