✝️ Magic Internet Money hits $35k

Do you believe in magic internet money?

Fact: Mushrooms are gross 🤢🤮 

That’s right. I said it. Today is National Food Day, and I’m celebrating everything but mushrooms. Why?

Because mushrooms are not food. They’re poison to the soul. They look sus, the texture’s all wrong, and it triggers my gag reflex.

I’m convinced God made mushrooms to troll me. Or perhaps they’re a consequence of The Fall.

Adam, how could you do this to us?! ❌🍄❌

Anyways, here’s what we’re covering today:

  1. Magic Internet Money hits $35k

  2. 2,000 children dead or alive in Gaza?

1. Magic Internet Money hits $35k

In May of 2010, you could buy one Bitcoin for under $0.01.

Last night, we witnessed Bitcoin surging past $35,000, a 16-month high. What caused this magic internet money to explode?

A simple hope — that a Bitcoin ETF would be approved in the U.S. If this happens, it’ll affirm the country’s position on cryptocurrency legitimacy. Big players like Grayscale and BlackRock are hoping to convert to an ETF.

Biblical perspective: It’s vital we don’t get carried away by price movement and investments. As believers, we are expected to exercise self-control. Proverbs 13:11 teaches us, “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.” Our trust is not in earthly treasures, but in the God who has given us money as a tool to evangelize.

2. 2,000 children dead or alive in Gaza?

Let’s run a thought experiment.

Which of these headlines sounds more credible?

  1. 2,000 children killed in Gaza, aid group says

  2. 2,000 children killed in Gaza, Hamas-controlled group says

This article decided to run with the first option. Why?

If you wrote an article, you wouldn’t want your readers to know that Hamas is spoon-feeding you propaganda. Instead, you’d loosely reference another article by Save the Children, which quotes the claims from a Hamas-controlled Health Ministry.

And that’s what the authors of this article did. 🙄 

So are these children lost or are they still alive? Honestly, I don’t know, and that’s exactly my point.

Biblical perspective: Your ability to discern fact from fiction affects your credibility and testimony. We are compelled by James to be “quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger” (James 1:19). Refuse to amplify headlines quickly after you read them from a single source. It is often wiser to step back and admit, “I don’t know.”

I’ve fallen for a lot of fake news in my lifetime. I hope you join me in skepticism as the war unfolds. Lives are at risk and we must avoid misinformation.

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