No, Nobody's Discovered a New Eyewitness Account of Jesus' Miracles

Another day, another dumb fake news site getting its ill-gotten clicks by exploiting the natural human desire to trust his fellow man. Time was, reporting the news was an honorable profession in which great journalists took joy in informing the public of the truth. Today, any joker with a router can pass off "the truth" as a modern way to crank call millions with downright cruel chicanery. One of the most egregious peddlers of these pranks is World News Daily Report, who recently posted an article titled "Newly-Found Document Holds Eyewitness Account of Jesus Performing Miracle." If the unnecessary hyphen wasn't enough to tip you off, the story is a total fake. The picture used is actually from Wikipedia's article on the Vindolanda tablets. The alleged historian who found the mystical document, Ignazio Perrucci, is not real.

This hasn't stopped several sites from reporting the story as fact and some 25,000 people from sharing it on Facebook. If you see any of them, kindly inform them that the story is untrue ...

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Brian Smith

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Brian Smith commented…

Can you please tell us how and why this is a fake? If you are also going to make a claim that the find is forgery, or unauthentic, please provide the evidence

Marilyn Van Driesen

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Marilyn Van Driesen commented…

Bravo ... an outlet finally taking the time to reveal a fakery. It is sad to see journalists printing 'news' that takes a lot of suppositions without digging more deeply into the assertions first.

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Marilyn Van Driesen

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Marilyn Van Driesen commented…

Bravo ... an outlet finally taking the time to reveal a fakery. It is sad to see journalists printing 'news' that takes a lot of suppositions without digging more deeply into the assertions first.

Brian Smith

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Brian Smith commented…

Can you please tell us how and why this is a fake? If you are also going to make a claim that the find is forgery, or unauthentic, please provide the evidence

Thomas Heaney

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Thomas Heaney replied to Brian Smith's comment

The evidence is right thereL 1, The image in the "report" is of the Vindolanda tablets which are about life in 2nd century Britain. 2. The supposed historian isn't real. 3. The "news" site itself, World News Daily Report, states clearly: " World News Daily Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within worldnewsdailyreport.com are fiction, and presumably fake news."

Hence the report is fake because the people who wrote the "news" report said that they write fake news.

James Adamic

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James Adamic replied to Thomas Heaney's comment

Please read the article first. It explains how they discredited it.

John Bartram

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John Bartram commented…

With 331,000 FB 'likes' and 2,600 Tweets, the damage is done.
For anyone interested in archaeology of this period and subject, you can visit:
https://sites.google.com/site/originsofchristianity

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