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The Art Of Honesty

“You can’t handle the truth” A Few Good Men 

“Ye are of your father the devil,…When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” God

In all honesty I must admit that I do not know the truth. But I do know what I know and that is The Truth. 

Truth photoThings today can be very confusing. You have conflicting reports of news and the whole concept of fake news. One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. What I do know is that this distortion is done purposely and it is done in order to manipulate public opinion.

But I don’t need to know correct facts to know the Truth. I understand that as a Christian that my battle is not against with flesh and flood but against powers on high. What does that mean? That the war is not against my fellow human beings but against ideas and philosophies contrary to the Word of God.

Take for example hatred and war. We are being led down a familiar and precarious road. Once more the war drum is being beaten, this time it seems the primary target is North Korea. We are told a lot of negative things about the North Korean regime. We are told that the people of the country is greatly suffering under an oppressive dictator’s stone hand. I don’t know how accurate that statement is but I do know, without a doubt, that the remedy is not the wholesale slaughter of the North Korean population. That is what a war will boil down to, most likely the deaths of millions.

The Bible says specifically that if you enemy is hungry feed him. Yet all these proper, ‘evangelicals’ are lusting for blood. President Trump threatened “Fire and Fury like the world has never seen before.” I doubt man can do anything like God did to  Sodom and Gomorrah. Furthermore if Trump understand history, something I don’t take for granted, he is threatening worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So in North Korea to cure the wound we are to destroy the body. That is utter insanity.

The Truth is that it is easier to accept a lie than to know the truth. The truth, if admitted as such, will convict one’s soul. If we understand that all human beings, regardless of race, economics, religion, skin color, nationality, sexual orientation and so forth, are worthy of respect and love, we must then amend our behavior. It is not the strong man that hates and resorts to violence but the weak. The striving for superiority is not strength but weakness.

I am sorry to say that the  United States government has a long track record of being deceitful and lying. They have flagrantly violated every treaty made with the Native Americans and to this day will not honor their word. The so called ‘Christian right’ is fully deluded in thinking that one could endorses carnal warfare. It is very hard to love somebody when bombs are dropping down destroying and killing.

Just that basic concept of admitting that carnal warfare, under any circumstances, is wrong is a hang up for so many. If one accepts the premise than one immediately comes at odds with the United States government which is engaged in an endless war. On the surface the United States presents their brutality as a righteous ‘war on terror’. Those wanting to live in some twilight zone accept this declaration without challenging it. But if one looks harder, the truth is that the United States is simply conquering other nations to steal their resources. If one is convicted to this reality the question becomes, what will one do about it.

The Truth is not an easy path to walk down but it is  the only righteous path.

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The Art Of Honesty

John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. He is a published writer and works with the Church of Christ. John has lived with bipolar for over thirty years and has been hospitalized nine times, three of which were committed. John has chronicled his life story in his memoirs "More Than The Madness". Also of note is John's book of poetry "Murmurings Of A Mad Man" which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words to change the world for the better. His website can be seen here. His books can be seen on Amazon. You can visit his personal blog "Turn A Page Or Two" here.


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Kaniecki, J. (2018). The Art Of Honesty. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/fragments/2018/02/the-art-of-honesty/

 

Last updated: 20 Feb 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Feb 2018
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