Regina, Saskatchewan; Canada
I agree, a lie is still a lie.
But a mask is a mask too.
I know I am cornered to believing in a "mask" of words and appearances in this life. I can't know what for sure what may "lie" behind the surface of that "mask" . But what I know is that that the "mask" is a truth itself. Whether one treats me with kind words in order to get closer to stealing my money, or whether a person treats me with kind words in order to respect me, it is a truth that that person treats me with kind words. I will believe in those kind words. Not in some hidden agenda I can't know about. I believe that is believing in a truth, not a lie, no matter whether one means deception or not, wherever he uses kind words, I consider the usage of kind words, a truth that believed in, not a lie, no matter what may be behind them. What is behind them is not something I know or can believe in.
[This message has been edited by Essorant (08-31-2006 04:12 PM).]