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Thread #87561   Message #1635587
Posted By: Little Hawk
27-Dec-05 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Advice for anti-war anti-bushites here
Subject: RE: BS: Advice for anti-war anti-bushites here
You know, even saints and prophets must avoid the temptation to be totally forthright and honest with scoundrels or fools or people who simply can't be trusted to respond well to a direct statement of the plain truth...

That's why Jesus advised his disciples not to "cast pearls before swine, for they will turn and rend you". Even a saint may have to tell a "white lie" now and then in certain company in order to avoid totally unnecessary and pointless conflict with people. That's wisdom. There are times when a harmless and judicious lie may save many innocent lives.

The problem with the Net is: you never know who's out there listening as you speak. That makes it like a minefield. One has to consider carefully what to say, and what not to say, unless one simply doesn't give a damn. And that's what I call "reckless".