“We live in an age where truth is on the defensive. When someone makes an outrageous claim even though they may hold one of the highest offices in the land if not the world, we must say to them, “Where’s the proof, where’s the evidence? We must hold their feet to the fire. We must treat it as if their lives are the same as the facts.” Deborah Lipstadt
I challenge “truth” because the beasts, “Lie and Deceit” roam throughout our world. Often, they are two-faced to save face. I challenge material I read by looking for the facts. Just because someone prominent is quoted, the quote may be accurate, but the facts can be skewed. It is my responsibility to try to defeat the Lie and Deceit beasts by simply asking, “Where’s the proof?”
As a little girl I learned telling the truth is better than getting caught in a lie. I taught my children the same theory–they tell me the truth and the punishment will be less severe than if I find out they lied. I do my best not to lie–even when the truth hurts someone I care about.
Dear Lord, I’m grateful I need not ask, “Where’s the evidence?” to believe in you. Amen.
(Note: Deborah Lipstadt is known for her research on Holocaust denial and how to fight for the truth in an era marked by “alternative facts.”)