Today’s Frenetic Friday is brought to you by the number three and diet pop, well mostly by the diet pop.
So I haven’t had the time to do a Theology Thursday lately and so instead let’s go to the link below and take a little test on the Trinity.
So over at the Babylon Bee they posted this story:
And then Snopes responded with this:
Which caused Facebook to send this to Adam Ford:
Which of course is when you ask if Snopes‘ fact checkers understand the concept of satire.
Satire is a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society, by using humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule. It intends to improve humanity by criticizing its follies and foibles. A writer in a satire uses fictional characters, which stand for real people, to expose and condemn their corruption.
A writer may point a satire toward a person, a country, or even the entire world. Usually, a satire is a comical piece of writing which makes fun of an individual or a society, to expose its stupidity and shortcomings. In addition, he hopes that those he criticizes will improve their characters by overcoming their weaknesses.
Now to Facebook’s credit it has acknowledge its mistake and regrets that it caused Adam Ford problems. (source) But the question still remains why is Snopes fact checking a website devoted to satire? Does it do this with any other satire websites or only ones which are obviously Christian based? Think about this next time you use Snopes for fact checking.
And last we have an interesting article from Civil Eats. A lunch counter where a social experiment is being played out. There two bills you can pay either twelve dollars for your meal or you can pay thirty dollars for your meal. But this only applies if you are White. If you are Black then the price is twelve dollars. The extra eighteen dollars represents the disparity in income between Blacks and Whites. And if they want, the Black customers can take the extra eighteen dollars that the White customers may have paid. During the meal the owner discusses with customer the subject of racial wealth gap. The total time between order and serving is fifteen minutes. So it is a quick conversation.
Two interesting items, among others, in the article is the response of some of the Black customers.
76 percent of the Black diners refused to take the $18 that they were offered. “Black people have even tried to pay the $30 and I’m like ‘No, it’s not for you,’” he said.
And then there is the median income. Through the pre-meal survey, he learned that the majority of his diners have incomes around $65,000, whereas the median household income in New Orleans is around $39,000. So Wey acknowledged that the results may have been different if the pop-up had attracted more of a diverse spread of incomes.
“A lot of the Black folks said, ‘I don’t need that money, give it to someone else who needs it.’”
And that is Frenetic Friday for tonight see you in church on Sunday.