Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Prayer Request for 5-year-old Diego Mendez Injured Due to Fall of TV on His Head - Reality or Hoax

Beware! It’s a Cyber World - - Diego Mendez Prayer Request: Summary

A ‘prayer request’ message is rapidly penetrating on Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks asking for re-posting and prayer for a 5-year-old boy, Diego Mendez, who is in intensive care due to head injury caused by falling of TV.



Prayer Request for 5-year-old Diego Mendez - Reality or Hoax


 Before jumping to the final conclusion whether the message has any kind of reality in it; let’s see the contents of the message below:

The message being posted on walls of Facebook users looks like ..

Prayer Request for Diego Mendez: Facebook Wall Message



And read like ..

ATTENTION ALL MY FRIENDS.
TODAY I NEED YOU. I NEED TO SEE THIS MESSAGE ON YOUR WALLS!!! URGENT!!! I"M ASKING FOR A PRAYER FOR DIEGO MENDEZ (5 YEARS OLD), A TV FELL ON HIS LITTLE HEAD AND HE'S IN INTENSIVE CARE. PLEASE POST THIS ON YOUR WALL FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR; I WOULD DO IT FOR YOUR SON. LET'S GO FOR A MIRACLE.

Beware! It’s a Cyber World - - Diego Mendez Prayer Request: Explanation

The recent message asking to pray for Diego Mendez, 5, is spreading on most of the social media networks including Facebook and Twitter. The message further asks the recipients to report the message so that the collective prayers can save Diego Mendez miraculously.

For those who came across such ‘prayer request’ hoaxes in the past it is like a ‘Reborn Hoax’ with just change of the name and description of accident which caused to send the child into intensive care. 

In this specific case; there’s no such credible information that the incident described in the message bears any kind of reality. Moreover, the message itself didn’t mention that where actually this accident happened and no further details about the hospital are given. These facts making this specific message suspiciously a HOAX.

Therefore; as a final conclusion, it is not appropriate to spread any kind of such message which bears ambiguity and vagueness. One would think that it doesn’t cost him anything (in monetary terms) to re-post the message on his wall; but just think it can cost you your precious time and many others who follow you.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what does it hurt to pray for everything. Thank your creator for the ability to think.

Anonymous said...

its really stupid to pray for something thats not true

Anonymous said...

You'd have to prove first that talking to walls has any ability to alter reality.

Because it's been proven not to work. Doesn't matter if you pray to a Jesus or some foreign religion.

But you can keep on toying with people's emotions if that makes you happy.

Shahid Mahmood Butt said...

our job is to bring the facts in light; while everybody has his right of free speech.
personally i agree with the comments saying - its really stupid to pray for something thats not true.

Anonymous said...

It still does not hurt to offer up prayer, if it is a hoax, then lets pray for whoever started this.

Shahid Mahmood Butt said...

it seems good option. let's do it.

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