Monday, January 19, 2009
I'm Not Who You Think I Am
To all my friends, I lie to protect myself and to protect you. I'm not proud of it, but I doubt the truth would make things better. Morality rarely reasons in black and white; there are infinite shades of gray. The Christian idea of God, my idea of God, deals in absolutes, but humanity never does. Those few women and men who try are outcasts or failed presidents. What can I do but seek forgiveness from those my lies inadvertently hurt and try to make better decisions that require less lying. But I doubt I will be a perfectly honest person 100% of the time.