My daughter’s former French professor has a blog, now a legend in our family. His latest is “Some Things You May Not Know About Americans.” A few caught my attention:
- 27% admit to cheating on a test or quiz.
- 29% admit they’ve intentionally stolen something from a store.
- 58% have called into work sick when we weren’t.
- 90% believe in divine retribution.
So many who “believe in divine retribution” have cheated or stolen, and more than half of them have called in a sickie. Do they really believe in divine retribution if they do those things? Why say they believe it when they obviously don’t? Are Americans just stupid (Brits not allowed to answer :))? Perhaps this explains:
- 91% of us lie regularly.
A life of lying is also a life of self-deceit. Many who “believe in divine retribution” think they actually mean it — but their life shows otherwise. (That 91% has to include a LOT of professing Christians, an absolute disgrace, and sadly some of my readers, American or British or elsewhere, must be in that category. If that is you, time to get it sorted.)
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.