by Lawrence J. J. Leonard
How bad can it get when someone tells a lie?
That depends on how well versed we are in spotting the truth.
There is a ‘Spectrum of Truth’ that can be universally applied
to all that we think, do and say.
Once we have gone down that slimy, filthy road of lies,
the only way back is to come clean,
and then, of course, to stay clean.
The infinite line from the star light of truth to the abyss of treachery is here:
The spectrum of Truth
* FACT – unfiltered and unabashed
* Observable actions – earnest words or actions
* Sincere expressions – feelings of love, position, conscience
* DATA – accepted by an agreed process (stats, recipes, eyewitness)
* Incomplete fact – information containing one side of the story
* Inaccurate statement – information with accidental or purposefully omitted parts
* Inconsistent action – sign says ‘open’ but doors are locked
* Questionable process – good intentions, no follow-through (unfulfilled promise)
* White lie – an untruth of little consequence to serve a good end
* Fantasy – works known as fiction (books) to serve a good end (entertainment)
* Invention – a spoken untruth for self-preservation or protection
* Deceitfulness – intentional lie to serve a selfish end
* Cheating / Disloyal activity – making a promise with the intention of breaking it
* Duplicitous statement – declaring ‘Z’ and then intentionally doing ‘A” afterward
* Corruption – falsehoods, lies and maleficence in thought, word or deed
* Trickery – using a lie for the purpose of theft
* Fraud – utter misrepresentation to cause another damage or injury
* Treachery/ Treason – subverting a principle or group of people for personal gain
“In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth,
it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.”
~ Samuel Johnson
Answer to Back ward mask 002:
“Whoever lives by the truth comes into the light.”
~ John 3:21
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