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Posted by Box Holder on March 5, 2002 19:52:13 UTC

Richard David Yannopoulos-Ruquist wrote:

"In my opinion, god gave us all of these religions. So the question is, why is honesty only a commandment in an eastern religion?"

Using Jesuit tactics to have others make your case, are you? :)

"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor" allows you some leeway, but offers some protection for others from the effects of one's unbridled lying. Why should you admit to a Nazi that you are hiding an intellectual in your attic?
Why must you admit to an intellectual that you love to watch The Simpsons?

The biggest lie people tell most often is pretending to know when they really don't.

"So why is honesty a secular notion rather than a product of revelation??? Can anyone help me with this question?"

As you say, science addresses this pretty well.
Remember, of course, the founders of science were religious in their own way, though not conventional.

Btw, which Eastern commandment says you must never lie?


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