Some theological aside


I am reading this interesting novel titled job, a comedy of justice. You can see it on the goodreads sidebar of this blog. In some place he writes

Many people seem to believe that the ten commandments forbid lying. Not at all. The prohibition is against bearing false witness against your neighbour- a specific, limited, and despicable sort of lie. But there is no biblical rule forbidding simple untruth. Many theologians believe that no human social organization could stand up under the strain of absolute honesty. If you think their misgivings are unfounded, try telling your friends the ungarnished truth about what you think of their offspring- if you dare risk it.

Job, A comedy of justice

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

4 thoughts on “Some theological aside

  1. And some liars are more outrageous than others….not mentioning any political names, of course. Some wouldn’t recognize truth if it hit them in the face.

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  2. yes I know you will lose all your friends

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  3. Ah, lies! I never, ever lie. Nope. Not me. That’s how I’ve won the Nobel Prize for not lying the past 34 years.

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