27 September, 2005

Is the truth important?

Mohandas Gandhi once said:
The truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction.
It took me many years to understand what he meant. Would you agree that the truth is powerful or, on the other hand, not really that important?


  1. Not only is it important to tell the truth but one should know the Truth and I have found The Truth to be marvelously simple and I found Him in Jesus Christ. I pray that you will find the narrow and straight path to Him too :)

  2. I agree with theoneiknow. :)

  3. It's an interesting thing about the human race, that we are the most mentally advanced species of this Earth, yet we are the only species capable of lying. Studies have been done on animals, especially gorrilas who can speak through sign language, and no animal is mentally/physically able to lie.

    I think our ability to decide between telling the truth and lying may something to do with God endowing us with free will, which can be a means of evil but is inherently good. After all, who is better, one person who chooses to speak the truth or someone who has to tell the truth?

    So, I totally agree with the idea of importance in truth. I guess I just felt like rambling.

  4. "In the age of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

    i think Mickey Z quoted this line in his latest book