At the end of Watchmen, we're left with a really important question:
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In the Christian Bible, there's a passage where a prostitute named Rahab lies to protect the lives of some Hebrew Spies who are hiding with her in the city of Jericho. Later, in the letter to the Hebrews, the writer tells us that she is to be praised for her FAITH by hiding and protecting them.
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What do YOU think?
3/11/2009 11:46:33 am
Cyrus and I talk about this a lot. I feel that we live in a world where everyone has to tell their truth. We have to confront people with the truth blah blah blah. And often the truth is told really for selfish reasons. If someone has done something hurtful to you or behind your back and has then repented privately of their wrongdoing and has since then changed their ways do they need to tell that truth? Or is telling that truth just a way to rid themselves of the guilt that is eating them inside? If it will not help that person that they did the wrong to but only cause them further hurt and grief how is that good? How is that helpful? I don't think it is.
Excellent point about Santa and fairies and such. I hadn't even thought about truth in terms of imagination and "magic" for children- but you're absolutely right to compare it in this way.
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Nathan Key likes to think about faith and philosophy and talk about it with others. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. He doesn't always refer to himself in the third person.