How to Tell a Lie
By M.E. Brines
Copyright 2011 by M.E. Brines
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In modern society today we’re surrounded by lies. We’re bombarded by advertisements, blandishments and commercials, swarmed by salesmen hungry for commissions, politicians desperate for votes and spiritual “shepherds” that shear their sheep as closely as the wolves they purport to protect them from. The ability to see through deception is as vital to modern Man’s survival as the ability to read the tracks of wild game was to our ancestors.
But how does one identify the truth?
Some say it can’t be done; that there is no such thing as Truth. And some state this unequivocally. “There truly is absolutely no such thing as absolute Truth.” But is it really true that nothing is true?
Even if some philosophers deny the idea of truth, the dictionary defines truth as “conformity to fact or actuality, a statement proven to be or accepted as true, fidelity to an original or standard, reality.” [The American Heritage Dictionary online, http://www.answers.com/topic/truth]