Prove it to me! Show me! Some questions are so obvious that the responses should be obvious as well. Yet, ask the question and the dance around the truth response begins and a not so very subtle dance it is. It turns out to be lies.
So when confronted with inaccuracies is it better to ‘fess up or talk over the original question? If one is hiding something, then, I suppose the bunker (or Florida) is the place to go. If one is honest and humble, then truth prevails. After all, we are only human and by nature are inclined toward truthfulness warts and all. But sometimes we choose to “make up” excuses to cover the truth of our flaws. Lying is a bastardization of the mind.
For I am well aware of my offenses, my sin is constantly in mind. (Ps 51:3)
As we work on trying to get back to the garden we sometimes end up being our own worst enemies. Honesty is called for and where flaws are observed then we work on making them less so but above all we don’t deny they exist.
The crowds got even bigger and he addressed them, ‘This is an evil generation; it is asking for a sign. The only sign it will be given is the sign of Jonah. (Lk 11:29)
We sometimes think we are gods, but, as you know, we aren’t.
and so it goes…