The tirades of a couple of (very) recent threads has got me to thinking, and I wonder how many here have thought the same thing. This thought pertains to all sides of the fence, so give a listen. How often are we guilty of taking something we hear/read ABOUT someone or something, and automatically using it as if it were true... without checking the authenticity of the facts? Some quotes were pulled from a couple of websites regarding a certain publication and used as fact, but these "facts" were never substantiated or verified by either the one who used them or those who disagreed. The burden of proof lies on the one making the accusation, not the defendant, but when no one checks it out we are all guilty of accepting it. Unless something can be established as actual (by first-hand knowledge), why would we use it as such? Of course, adultery and such would not fall within this conversation, so let's not go in that direction. But "facts" about various translations, including the KJV's various editions and the modern editions, are tossed around without thought... but have these been checked out? Copy-and-paste tactics are about as lazy as it comes, especially without any verification. It is easy to find something, anything, on the web that agrees with whatever you want to say. A simple Google search will give you all kinds of "ammunition" for this sort of thing... but how credible are the sources? Without checking out what is said, we are taking the word of a total stranger as fact. No website should be given that kind of credibility. Even the Bereans searched the scriptures to verify what they heard. I, for one, am willing to take a stand for truth. Yes, I have copy-and-pasted "facts" without checking them out before, but I will not do so anymore. If I can't back it up, I won't post it. To do so would not only harm my integrity, but the integrity of the word of God. I, for one, do not want to be guilty of it. So, are we men (and women) of integrity, or are we slovenly and willing to shovel the mire?