Yesterday, while listening to my favorite gospel radio station, I was very intrigued about a topic that I heard the DJ discuss. The DJ was having a discussion about grieving. The DJ’s mother had passed away approximately two weeks ago and he was discussing his conversation with his wife about grieving. Apparently the DJ’s wife had told their young son about the passing of his grandmother and the young son asked the mother if his father had cried. The mom was unsure as to how to answer the question and she asked her husband what to tell the son. The DJ said that he is not one who outwardly cries but told his wife to tell the son that he had cried like a baby. He indicated that he did that so that the son would not grow up thinking that it was not okay for a man to cry.
I made a call to the DJ and asked why does he think it was okay for him to lie about that to his son. He said that he was trying to make a point. My question is: IS IT OKAY TO LIE TO MAKE A POINT?
In my opinion, instead of just making a point to his son, the DJ (while being what he calls transparent) has sent out a message to his massive audience, that it is okay to lie, just to make a point.
I think that the situation could have been handled in a better way to get the desired results.
Everyone emotes differently. That could have easily explained to this child. Just because the father is not one to openly cry, that doesn’t mean that the son will take on that same trait.
I’m reminded of people who get up in church to testify and instead, they TESTI-LIE. Perhaps, they feel that they are helping GOD to get the point across. I don’t think that GOD needs anyone’s help in getting a point across. Tell me your views on this topic. I am very interested in what you have to say.
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