Who can you trust these days?
As human beings, we crave and appreciate honesty. Yet deceit is such a huge part of society today. So who in the hell can you trust?
Politicians? Politicians, no matter what their political leanings are, are experts at telling you what you wanna hear. But then when they get into office, often expose their true colors.
For example: "I am not a crook. " - Republican President Richard Nixon. "Read my lips - no new taxes." - Republican President George Bush Sr. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." - Democratic President Bill Clinton. "If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it." - Democratic President Barack Obama.
Politicians are the best trained Liars in our society, and absolutely refuse to take any personal responsibility for the mistakes that they make. So obviously trusting them is a bad idea.
What about religion?
The Church so often claims to follow the teachings of Christ. In fact, the entire Christian faith is built on the teachings of Christ, which are found in the Good Book.
One of Jesus' teachings was: "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. - John 13: 34,35.
Yet, whenever their is a war that happens, Priest and Churches bless the troops and claim God is on their side. Sounds to me like the Church might have missed that little detail that Jesus mentioned.
Also look at the pedophilia scandal that rocked the the Catholic Church several years back, and how then Pope Benedict shuffled these pedophile priest from Parrish to Parrish, being more interested in protecting the reputation of the Church, as opposed to its members.
But it's not just the Catholic Church to be the only one who has had its Church leaders prey on Children. Sadly, it's also happened in Protestant faiths as well.
Look at the case of that one group of Mormons who had that reality TV show, and who's adult son later pled guilty to having molested little girls - who if I remember correctly were members of his own family.
Not to mention the Church has recently begun to except Evolution, which in direct contrast with the idea of God - and the idea that God made everything - because Evolution states: "Everything happened by chance."
And the fact that the Church claims to follow the Bible, yet the Church has changed its views on homosexuality by allowing active homosexual people into its ranks as priests and whatnot, when the Bible says clearly: "Thou shalt NOT liequality with Mankind as with Womankind - it is an abomination." - Leviticus 18:22.
(Now I realize there's a lot of debate as regards to the last issue. I'm just simply stating what the written facts are).
So maybe trusting in the Churches is not a good thing, either? Especially not when it's leaders say one thing, and do another.
What about Scientists?
A lot of great strides have been made in the scientific community . Yet they still are at a HUGE disagreement about where we come from - how we "evolved." Some say we came out of the sea - while others say we evolved from apes. Not to mention they give a variety of conflicting dates as to WHEN these evolutionary steps took place.
So perhaps science is not the most reliable thing to put any type of trust in, when the experts are not in agreement?
So really, who can you trust nowadays? Who, or what in this world actually said what it means, it means what it says? I was wondering if anybody else on here never thought about these things, and as a result feel the same way?