Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Truth

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.  Everything from perjury to gossip is rife in our nation today.  Even a recent president perjured himself in a court hearing.  Whole websites are devoted to gossip.

By bearing false witness you destroy a reputation.  By speaking things that you don't know to be true you destroy what can take a lifetime to build, an honest person trying to live an honest life.  Perjury is so common now that it is seldom even prosecuted in courts any longer.  It is expected the accused will lie to avoid conviction.

Truth is from God, and when we lie we move farther and farther from truth and from God with each lie.  It is important to tell the true.  We not only risk damage to other people's reputation, but also damage to our own soul; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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