Apparently theists do not look kindly upon liars but some don’t understand why atheists feel the same. A commenter on this site writes:
Most [atheists] appear to despise lies, falsehoods, and misrepresentations as much as any theist. I’m just a bit fuzzy on why.
So I thought I’d look to their leader for support for this. And it seems to me theists are happy to lie when it suits their agenda:
“The traditional teaching of the church has proven to be the only failsafe way to prevent the spread of HIV/Aids.”
That is from the head theist at the time, Pope Benedict XVI.
And that is quite simply a lie. Condoms are how you prevent sexually transmitted diseases. I’m sure the objections will be that he really meant that monogamy and marriage are the only way to prevent HIV/Aids but that does not mean that it’s not a lie. It just means that marriage and condoms both work. Therefore it’s a lie to suggest that only marriage does (or whatever is meant by the traditional teaching of the church).
So when the boss theist that many theists look up to for guidance is happy to lie, what am I to make of the argument that theists appear to despise lies, falsehoods, and misrepresentations?
They despise them only when it suits them, I’d suggest.
“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
And yet Adam and Eve are argued to be our ‘parents’. Odd how they could do that being dead.