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The Lie

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Matthew 15:11 KJV

As you may have noticed, I seldom upload dark art, but there are times when I feel the need to communicate something about the dark side of life.

This is one of those times.

Perhaps it is because of Valentine's Day and the desperation that some people feel as a result of past and present romantic deception. Perhaps it is merely because of my ongoing irritation at the nonsense that seems to pervade so much of the media.

Or perhaps it is because I saw the movie "Sophie's Choice" last night before going to sleep.

There is a reason why lying is deemed to be a sin, a violation of one of the Ten Commandments. Lying is the lubricant that keeps the machinery of evil in motion, and the lubricant that allows it to start. How far would evildoers get without the opportunity to lie to themselves and to others?

A relationship in which one or both parties is a liar, is no relationship at all. If someone lies to you, how much do you really know about that person, other than the fact that they have lied to you?

But there's more.

As Homer Simpson said, "It takes two people to lie. One to lie, and one to believe."

After the fashion of Yogi Berra or Casey Stengel, Homer Simpson conveys a truth, seen from an unusual angle. If the rest of us would be less gullible, if we would stop being so ready to believe gossip, slander, propaganda, and politically correct cant, then the liars who bedevil this world would get a lot less traction.

One can only hope.

Tech notes:

Thanks to :iconcavia: for suggestions made on my previous attempt on this theme, Pierced Lips.

Image rendered in Apophysis 2.08 3D Hack

using GlynnSim plugin by :iconeralex61:

Black background and signature added in GIMP.

I also blogged this image here.
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