Why they tell the truth.

| April 27, 2011 | 2 Replies

I was listening to local Christian AM radio station “Truthtalk KJSL” tonight while driving home (as an amateur anthropologist). I heard a promotional spot that caught my attention. It went like this:

Abraham Lincoln said: “No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.” That’s why at KJSL we tell you the truth!

Oh, Really? Is that why?

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Category: advertising, ignorance, Whimsy

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Miles McCullough says:

    Sadly, it's not hard to imagine the thought process behind that tagline:

    Truth is good. Why? I dunno, just one of those things I guess. I know! I'll google "truth quotes." Ooh, Lincoln was a famous American President, I'll use him.

    The context is that the KJSL folks have been told truth is good, but don't even care enough to learn a good argument for why it is good. They don't care that truth is necessary to human welfare, or even to just imagine that truth is good for it's own sake. Just one more example of fundie logic: "If it's not good for me personally, then what good is it?"

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