The story, “All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from May 2014,” was posted in January and has been reposted since across social media.
“This chip will also be an impressive GPS sensor that will task with a micro-disposable battery every 2 years in state clinics,” the article reads. “GPS chip grants an edge of error of 5 meters, as a statement that it is excellent.”
Although the article is labeled a “hoax” above the headline, and it has been debunked on Snopes and elsewhere, credulous Christians saw the story as harbinger of “the New World Order.”
“OPEN YOUR EYES ALOT OF EPOPLE JUST DON’T WANT TO SEE IT,” posted one Facebook user. “WE ARE SEEING EVERYTHING UNFOLD AS TOLD IN THE BIBLE…ALOT OF EVIL GOING ON IT IS NOT A COINCEDENCE..THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IT OR NOT..”
Another commenter highlighted by The Friendly Atheist warned doubters not to take the story lightly.
“Keep scoffing about Jesus,” the Facebook user posted. “The Anti-Christ is working now. It’s prophersied in the Bible. Get your own copy before the Bible is banned from EU.”
One commenter cast doubt on science itself.
“Science is only based on what we know,” the Facebook user said. “Theories change from left to right. Our own existence is a very short moment in time. This is all God creation. I agree that there is free energy, but it evil and greedy people who love money do their best to terminate it. Personally, I believe in science. But what if God is science?”
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