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  1. Truthiness

    by , 11-03-2017 at 06:49 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    "Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see." Various as far back as Alfred the Great

    I have become a little dubious of the ability of many people to tell the difference between facts and fiction. I was going to title this ‘Truthiness’, but I found that truthiness’ has been redefined to mean something having the appearance of truth although it is not. That is part of the problem, but I am concerned with things that a simply not true at all, but people assert ...
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  2. Persistence of Lies

    by , 07-05-2017 at 02:26 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes.

    So who really did say it? Benham's Book of Quotations credits the line to Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), a celebrated English fundamentalist Baptist preacher and the author of "John Ploughman's Talk; or, Plain Advice for Plain People." His exact words were: "A lie travels round the world, while Truth is putting on her boots."
    http://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/02/we...the-twain.html ...

    Updated 07-07-2017 at 08:34 AM by PeterL

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  3. Righteousness and Truthful Speech are Vital for Spiritual Reforms.

    by , 06-26-2013 at 03:56 AM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Peace be on you.....Two major components of spiritual reformation, as I believe, are:
    1- To practice righteousness (Taqwa) as taught by God and Messenger.
    2- Right, straight forward, appropriate talk with wisdom.


    “O Ye who believe! Exercise Taqwa of Allah, and say the right word. He will reform your conduct for you and forgive your sins. And whoso obeys Allah and His Messenger shall surely attain a mighty success.” (Holy Quran, Surah Al Ahzab, Chapter 33, verses ...