Category Archives: Truth

The orange revolution

In 2004 Victor Yushchenko standing for president of the Ukraine, was poisoned by the ruling party, who then tampered with the results, declaring on state-run TV that he’d been defeated. However, in a little box in the corner of the … Continue reading

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It takes more energy to lie

The Temple University School of Medicine has found that lying takes more brain energy than telling the truth. It conducted an experiment where participants were divided into two groups. The first group had to shoot a toy gun and then … Continue reading

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Some realities are not perceived by deductive reasoning

For the past couple of centuries, the Western World has tended to judge reality by what can be proved scientifically. Yet increasingly we have come to see that there are all sorts of realities that are not perceived by deductive … Continue reading

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The need to be reminded rather than instructed

Dr. Johnson used to say that ‘People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.’ And that’s what every great moral teacher in history has done – reminded us of the old principles which we often … Continue reading

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Truth is the beginning, the middle and the end

There’s a story in the Talmud – the most important text of Judaism – of how the members of the great synagogue were weeping, praying and fasting together, seeking to know God’s will, when a little scroll fell into their … Continue reading

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One should never complain about something that tells us the truth

I heard about a man who lived on Long Island, who achieved a lifelong ambition by purchasing a very fine barometer. But he was extremely disappointed to find that the needle seemed to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked … Continue reading

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Politicians still object to churches speaking out

Albert Einstein described how he’d slowly watched his homeland give in to Adolf Hitler and wondered if any of the great German institutions would stand up and oppose Him. He said, ‘I expected the Universities to oppose Nazism. Instead they … Continue reading

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Preferring prison

Some years ago Danny Villegas was sentenced to six years in gaol for robbing a bank. However, following his release, he decided he preferred prison life to working for a living. So he held up a credit union and then … Continue reading

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Truth in love

It’s always difficult to know what to do when someone asks you to write them a reference for a job you know they’re not up to. But Robert Thornton, a professor of economics, once composed the ideal letter to fit … Continue reading

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Little White Lies

Professor Bella DePaulo, who specializes in the study of human deception, asked a group of ordinary people to keep a notebook of lies they told in one week. She discovered that they had lied at least once to between 30 … Continue reading

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