5.13, The Lie

**The following analysis is made for understanding only. Action requires much more consideration. I do not recommend the lie. But I can recommend its analysis. What has been traditionally condemned in every decent society, and even among rogues and criminals when they are in league with each other is the principle that lying is wrong. …

2.17: Warning against wrongful peace

We have noted that real peace is only possible with real purity. The effort to establish peace in the sense active in the beatitudes independent of purity is impossible. Peace is, for a time, achievable by the tyrant that threatens off with their heads for fighting. But there is no real peace there. There is …