I believe in Honesty « Briana | This I Believe
that’s one of the reasons that I believe in honesty
Even the doctrines dear to the hope of man, of the divine Providence, and of the immortality of the soul, his neighbors cannot put the statement so that he shall affirm it. But he denies out of more faith, and not less. He denies out of honesty. He had rather stand charged with the imbecility of skepticism, than with untruth. I believe, he says, in the moral design of the universe; it exists hospitably for the weal of the souls; but your dogmas seem to me caricatures; why should I make believe them? Will any say, this is cold and infidel? The wise and magnanimous will not say so. They will exult in his farsighted good-will, that can abandon to the adversary all the ground of tradition and common belief, without losing a jot of strength. It sees to the end of all transgression. George Fox saw “that there was an ocean of darkness and death; but withal, an infinite ocean of light and love which flowed over that of darkness.”
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Everyone is raised with their own beliefs. Some people believe in the power of love, forgiveness, and even things like “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. I happen to have several beliefs, but the one with the most feeling, and reasoning is honesty. When your little, you always tend to get into things your not supposed to, and when your mom asks what your doing your natural instinct is to give that cute little kid voice and say nothing mom. When in reality, you just told a lie. When your younger your told that not being honest isn’t the right thing to do. However, as you get older, telling the truth seems to get harder to do. In my case, it was different.