Apparently, statements are not false any more. Apparently, they are now a “counter-official narrative”!
That fits. How does a post-modern, post-truth, conspiracy-theory-obsessed, fake-news-saturated culture deal with what we used to call “false”?
There are, shockingly, people who think that the Christchurch terrorist attack never happened, that it was a false-flag event, even a state-sponsored false flag. But, the most recent article I read about this didn’t simply declare such a contention as false, rather, the the denial of the terrorist attack in Christchurch was (twice in the article) called a “counter-official narrative“.
So is that where we’ve ended up? People flew in to Auckland from all over the globe to attend the International Flat Earth Conference. That the world is flat is now seen as a counter-official narrative? That the universe is only 6,000 years old is a counter-official narrative? Is the contention that humans have never been to the Moon a counter-official narrative? Is Jesus being only a fictional character a counter-official narrative, or, in this post-truth world, is that belief (there are no facts – only beliefs) at a tipping point? A tipping point that tips when it comes to Jesus’ resurrection? Is my holding to Jesus’ resurrection a counter-official narrative yet?