This will most likely be a heavier post. Rant warning.
A lie is defined by Wikipedia as “an intentionally false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not wholly the truth”, which says it pretty well.
People lie a lot. Especially these days.
Something has happened. It’s increasing alarmingly, the lies that feed fear and hatred.
“Obama wants to change the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner because they send too much of a war-like message”.
I saw this one on Facebook, re-posted by several of my friends.
No one so much as gave it a single thought, they just clicked share and went on with their day. Happy to have helped spread truth…
One Google search: “Obama, lyrics, anthem” at that time gave me at least eight top results saying how this was false and a hoax, but who cares…
Unfortunately this couldn’t be further from an isolated incident, I see several obvious propaganda lies every day shared by friends on Facebook. Lies, that could so easily be exposed if anyone cared, but it’s too late.
Everything has been taken to a whole new level now. The lies are so obvious and big and still spread easier than wildfire and barely anyone even bothers questioning in any way.
When you voted for the candidate that didn’t win, what do you do? Well naturally you help destroy your entire country by undermining the winning candidate and opposing him in every way so that he will fail doing any of the things he wants to do.
And then you blame him for that failure. Because if the world isn’t exactly the way YOU want it then you destroy all the things you don’t like.
No one has the right to tell you you’re not entitled to the world.
Sufficiently pissed yet?
Yeah, at me, I assume. Who the f**k am I to tell you to find out what is fact before you spread it?
You know who is referred to as the Father of Lies in the Bible, don’t you? Yes, you do. Yet some people see themselves as so holy, so right, that it’s OK for them to employ the Devil to shape the world the way they like it.
Some people like to push Bible verses to justify their actions. Well how about John 8:43-45?
“Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me”
If some people bothered with a simple Google check, they would understand who and what they’re backing.
The truth shall set you free (John 8:32 btw…) Do you feel free?
Even in ancient times, the time the Bible was written, people were intelligent enough to know that the root of all evil isn’t greed or money or ignorance, even though those truly are evil.
The root of evil is lies.
The Bible writers were not the only people in those days, but everyone, of every creed knew that lies was the root of evil.
Ahriman was the Persian evil deity based on the Zoroastrian destructive spirit Angra Mainyu and represented evil, destruction and lies. His house was called House of Lies.
Isfet was the counterpart of the Egyptian goddess Maat and as such represented chaos, lies and violence.
The ancient Greek had several spirits/ gods/ goddesses that stood for evil, such as Apate, spirit of deceit, fraud and deception and Pseudologoi, male spirits of lies and falsehoods.
In Norse mythology, Loki is the trickster and liar.
Yet, today, people who deem themselves righteous and holy still use the Lie to achieve their goal.
I just want to say one thing. I NEED to say this, very clearly:
THE END NEVER, AS IN NEVER EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, JUSTIFIES THE MEANS!!!
Lies are brainwashing friends of mine, even family. According to them I’m a bleeding heart liberal, a PC idiot who is too afraid to say what I feel so they must do it for me, and no better than Hitler.
Really? Hitler was a good guy?
Can we keep this in perspective please?
And please don’t speak for me. I’m perfectly capable of speaking, of having opinions, and my opinions happen to be the opposite of yours.
You’re not God. Thus I’m not the Devil and vice versa.
Take it a little bit easy.
You have heard the expression “agree to disagree”, right? No bloodshed happens when you agree to disagree.
My point is, lies are spreading, more than ever before they are dividing people, locking them in on different sides.
Have you also heard the expression “Divide and conquer”? Pretty much the whole world is now so divided, what would happen if we had to face a mutual enemy?
People will bitch about how they hate liberals, immigrants, republicans, democrats, this or that. They will completely miss the Big Picture.
Well played, Devil.
Whether you are religious and believe in the Devil or not, believe in the concept of evil.
Believe that lies are the tool of evil, the favorite one. The most efficient one.
Refuse to play this game. If you can’t win, accept defeat until next time.
Be a little honorable. Be very honorable.
Respect yourself. If you can’t win without resorting to lying, or spreading things whose veracity you haven’t checked, then maybe it’s for the best that your cause doesn’t win.
Don’t fight so hard. You don’t know everything. You can’t control everything.
You were never supposed to.