I have this fascination with “truth”. I always have.
Last night I was building an ethical debate in my mind and decided to involve the debate to include a few others in what I called a Sunday Night Survey.
Here is the question that was posed.
Does a discreet lie outweigh an indiscreet truth?
My survey was in no way scientific with data derived from a specific pool of those questioned.
I simply sent it out to a few folk to see what would happen.
Some said yes, a lie does outweigh the truth. Hmmm…interesting…except they answered the question way too quickly.
Others said, (as would be predictable), no, the truth is the truth and will always be the right answer. However, they too, answered, I thought, too quickly.
Others answered sometimes yes, sometimes no. (This group needs to be watched a little more closely as their lines have begin to blur. However, they may have a bright future in politics.)
I am hesitant to provide examples of the truth vs. lie because the simplicity of the example takes away from the severity of the at times complex debate.
For reasons I am not able to explain, at least my mind has not formed a cohesive thought process regarding this, is that I tend to place more value and demand upon the words “discreet” and “indiscreet” than I do the words, “truth” and “lie”.
I will continue the survey for another day to see what additional responses might be gathered.
The truth of a matter is no longer easy to determine.
However, it is vitally important to our nations interest and spiritual well being that we do determine the truth.
So help us God.