Another Good Pharisee, Part 2

I would like to tell you that these are my favorite quotes about lying, but that would probably be a lie; but it sure sounds better than “here are ten quotes of limited appeal.” “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” – Winston Churchill “A truth that's told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent.” ― William Blake “I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.” ― S.E. Hinton “Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.” ― Khaled Hosseini “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” –Lucille Ball “We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” ― Rudyard Kipling “I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.” ― Al Pacino “We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.”

Another Good Pharisee

If you are a certain age, you will remember this commercial. Dressed in buckskins and wearing a feather, a weathered-faced native American paddles down a scenic river.  At first, it’s a beautiful scene, but it changes quickly. We see that the river has trash floating in it. The camera pulls back; and now, we see smokestacks belching out pollution. Our friend beaches his canoe on some trash-filled shoreline and takes a few steps. The vista is disgusting—a highway of cars and grime and smog. A narrator says: “Some people have a deep abiding respect for the natural beauty that was once this country. And some people don’t.” In case you missed it, the “some people” here who do definitely include native Americans. As the narration continues, a passing car throws a large bag of trash out of its window. The bag splatters at the feet of our native American friend

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