Monday, September 30, 2013

"There Are Two Ways Of Lying... And Little By Little You Forget You Are Cheating"

"Love In The Western World" is cited by C.S. Lewis in "The Four Loves."


"There are two ways of lying, as there are two ways of deceiving customers. If the scale registers 15 ounces, you can say: "It's a pound." Your lie will remain relative to an invariable measure of the true. If customers check it, they can see that they are being robbed, and you know by how much you are robbing them: a truth remains as a judge between you. But if the demon induces you to tamper with the scale itself, it is the criterion of the true which is denatured, there is no longer any possible control. And little by little you will forget that you are cheating."  Denis de Rougemont


"God Speaks Truth While Right-Wingers Defecate In His Mouth Trying To Stanch It"


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