Sunday, June 1, 2008

Orwellian "Truth"

Fact Number Seven: If you oppose the killing of innocent, helpless unborn babies today, you are labeled as a cruel, unthinking extremist.

However, if you support the murder of these babies through abortion, the world will call you caring and “pro-choice…”

Fact Number Eight: If you say that Jesus is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” that is, that He is the only way to God because He is Himself the One, true God, the world will not hesitate to call you unenlightened, intolerant, and a fanatic.

If, on the other hand, you say that there are many ways to God (and thus call Jesus a liar), you are called broad-minded and tolerant.

Fact Number Nine: If you challenge dishonest practices in the workplace, they will call you a whistleblower and a troublemaker.

But if you go along with dishonesty and help cover it up, they will bless you and call you “one of the boys” or “a good team player.”

-Fr. Anthony M. Coniaris, Whatever Happened to Truth? (Light and Life Publishing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004), pp. 9-10.