human being has
a right to truth and truthfulness
In the great
ancient religious and ethical traditions of humankind, we find
the directive: You shall not lie!
Or in positive
terms: Speak and act truthfully!
Let us reflect on the consequences of this ancient directive:
or man, no institution, no state or church or religious community,
has the right to speak lies to other humans.
Let no one
be deceived: There is no global justice without truthfulness and
humaneness.Young people must learn at home and in school to think,
speak, and act truthfully. Without an ethical formation, young
people will hardly be able to distinguish the important from the
unimportant. In the daily flood of information, ethical standards
will help them discern when opinions are portrayed as facts, interests
veiled, tendencies exaggerated and facts twisted.
the Declaration Toward a Global Ethic of
the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, Chicago 1993.
drug firms costs NHS up to £60 m.
Why so many
politicians are liars.
E crime and
net raiders cost US $10 bn. Computer fraud and theft is double
that of the previous year.
And now you
cant even trust the wine. Ten people arrested in what may
be one of the biggest wine scandals of recent years.
sold living tissue of children.
to cash in over Euro.
a firm built on deceit. False passports,
the dead buying shares
Lies as printed.
Three on $800 m forgery charges.
abroad are a growing problem for insurers.
New York Times
Europe hits £45 bn a year.