I’M A CHICKEN SH!T
When It Comes To Lying.
Horrible at it.
It hasn’t been for the lack of trying.
I’ve labored through infinite hours of practice.
Until my lips hurt.
I’m plainly no good.
Never will be.
If you’re going to fail at one thing in life let it be lying.
Messes With My Failing Memory.
And, my inability to maintain a believable ruse beyond a momentary diversion.
I get sweaty.
Not in a good way.
My face makes goofy contortions.
Rats me out.
“Liar, liar, pants on fire …”
My voice crackles.
FUN FACT CONFESSION #1
I’ve Been Busted On Every Lie I’ve Ever Told
A couple women.
This chubby kid at Halloween.
I’m 0 for 39,864,312 at last count.
FUN FACT CONFESSION #2
Lies Are Truths Distorted.
Truth lives in the DNA of every Lie.
“The most convincing lies are steeped in 99.99% truth. The worst lies are the ones we get away with.”
Its the remnant of 0.01% of deceit that makes the difference.
SO, WHY DO WE LIE?
Is It Fear?
To posture, control, win at any cost …
Are we simply deplorable humans at heart?
THE FEAR OF TRUTH
We Tell Lies To Protect.
The innocent …
My, aren’t we pious?
The guilty …
As a pre-emptive defense mechanism.
WE’VE BEEN LIED TO
Our Entire Lives.
Revisionist History lessons taught by the Victors.
Propaganda news disseminated by media.
Just a bit every now and then.
Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy …
Hierarchal structure, doctrine, worship practices …
See: Politicians, Religion, Education, Parents …
WE BELIEVE IN LIES
Truth Is No Longer Real.
The deadest of rarities.
“Deception orchestrates, illusion magnifies … what we see and read.”
Truth’s relevance in society is devalued to a nearly worthless, tradeable commodity.
Was once ‘Truth Quantified’.
How I remember it.
Life As Fiction is crafted into sustained believability.
Disposable fodder to be bought and consumed by the incurably gullible into New Facts – pliable, manicured, impermanent – to suit any cause, purpose, objective.
Whatever We Believe In … Must Be True.
THE GREATEST LIE EVER TOLD
Is The One We Repeat To Ourselves Everyday.
We deny what’s real – whatever it is – and replace with what’s convenient.
Easy to digest.
Provides the least path of resistance.
Whatever our Ego – The Great Enabler of Self Deceit – tells us, we believe.
While there is truth in every lie, there are no lies in truth.
TRUTH IS ABSOLUTE
A Covenant Reserved For Believers.
So, why must we interpret Truth as being anything but Gospel?
And this, courtesy of the world wide web:
“According to results of a British poll, almost 60% of people believe that extraterrestrial life exists, while a survey carried out by the University of Chicago states only 37% actually believes in God.“
A half-century ago, those numbers would’ve looked remarkably different.
In another 50 years, I suspect the percentage of both figures will change as dramatically.
The Stupid Math suggests: if you want to attract more believers to your congregation of choice, convincing the naysayers that God’s an alien may be just the ticket to ramp up your recruiting numbers.
Because blasphemy can be fun.
And, also, God has a sense of humor.
Truth Is Good.
Food for the Soul.
Cures what ails us.
Frees the mind.
Permeates in Spirit.
TRUTH IS DIVINE LOVE
Find It In Your Heart.
Its there … inside.
Accept nothing less.
Than Courage Of Self.
The rest will find a way.