FINDING TRUTH IN THE LIES

Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective

In a world of outrageous lies, what’s a simple person to do?

It’s one thing to misconstrue the truth; it’s another to outright lie, the latter being in vogue among both Democrats and Republicans.

Bill Clinton opened the door by saying “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

Now there’s Donald Trump’s “Obama founded ISIS,” and Hillary Clinton’s “FBI Director Comey said my statements were truthful.”

Weirdest of all is Rudy Giuliani’s claim that there were no successful Islamic extremist attacks on American soil before President Obama’s administration, apparently forgetting the attacks on the World Trade Center when he was mayor of New York.

What’s a simple person to do?

Here’s My Take: It would be easy, like Pontius Pilate, to wash our hands of the matter and write off this presidential election. Or we can continue our hand-wrangling over the latest lie by the other party. Neither is constructive.

It’s hard to hear anything when you hear everything. Instead of being pummeled by the words of others, why not be quiet and listen to the “still small voice” within. Truth (and the Holy) can be found in the silence.

 

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