Sunday, June 13, 2010
Truth. It's just how I live my life.
Unfortunately, there a lot of players out there in this world.
From corporate America, to the governments of the world, to religion and it's faithful followers, to marriage and the vows of monogamy, to those who are wise in their own conceits, the corruption and lies are rampant. I always knew there was a better way. Did I lie when I was younger to keep myself out of trouble? Yes of course, but there comes a time when you put childish ways behind you, you mature and you deal with consequences - you do not run from them as a child might.
1 Corinthians 13:11
"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me."
What good does deceit do anyway? Do you really think you're sparing someones feelings by telling little white lies? Do you really think that the truth will not eventually come to the surface? What is this illusion surrounding us? Why do we think that we can say one thing while our entire being is saying something else and no one will notice?
Are we so ignorant to believe that we have mastered this life and we have it all figured out - and 'lie till you die' is a real option? Are we that weak? Are we that superficial? Are we that lazy?
Do we loathe ourselves so much and are we so self sabotaging that we've convinced ourselves and now, we're even believing ourselves - our lies, our half truths?
How did we get this far off course?
Using British Petroleum as an example....BP is insane.
Insanity and all it's glory looks something like this:
BP really believed that the ocean is so vast that it would and could hide their little indiscretion.
BP really believed that this oil spill would be a minor hiccup in their profit margins.
BP really believed that they were in bed with the right parties, so any indiscretions could be overlooked.
BP really believed that YOU would believe anything they told you.
BP and the government and the federal judges and the truth are a long, long way from the surface. BP really believes you are not paying close enough attention to figure this one out...until now.
This article is taken from the Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2010:
and this is the headline: Many Gulf Federal Judges Have Oil Links