Speaking Truth in a Woke World

In a world where facts and opinions often blur, there is an age-old wisdom in the adage, “Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.'” This principle, rooted in various religious and philosophical traditions, encourages individuals to exercise caution when asserting absolute truths. Much like the biblical passage in Matthew 5:37, this approach emphasizes the positive aspects of speaking absolute certainty in our statements. While the modern world may demand quick answers and unwavering convictions, there are benefits to acknowledging the nuance and complexity of life by refraining from speaking things known to be untrue.

For example, consider the act of forcing someone to use a pronoun that isn’t their God given identity. Are we complicit in a lie? We are knowingly speaking an untruth? In such cases, the wisdom of not speaking absolute truths becomes conformational despite someones personal preferences; which conflict with someone else’s personally held beliefs. 

The phrase “woe to those who call good evil and evil good” is found in the Bible in the book of Isaiah, specifically in Isaiah 5:20. It is part of a passage that addresses the moral and ethical decay of a society. 

In this verse, the prophet Isaiah is condemning the moral confusion and moral relativism of a society that has lost its sense of right and wrong. It is a warning about the consequences of perverting moral values and distorting the truth.

Should individuals and societies maintain a clear and righteous understanding of good and evil, and to avoid moral relativism that can lead to ethical confusion and societal decay.  

In a world where the lines between fact and opinion often blur, the timeless wisdom of “Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no'” remains a guiding light in the complexity of modern life. 

Isaiah’s warns that the inversion of good and evil  is nothing new. This serves as a timeless reminder of the perils of moral confusion, it also calls us to maintain a clear and righteous understanding of morality.


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