Monday, December 6, 2010

WIKILEAKS AND SECRETS

So my son approached me yesterday and asked what I thought about the recent wiki-leaks scandal that is going on. He asked if I thought that telling these secrets was good or bad. I explained that I thought the government should be able to keep secrets, it could save animosity if certain secrets were leaked. He seemed surprised and very irritated with my answer. He stormed away calling me a communist fool and promised to bring me a German swastika. I then wondered, what if wiki-leaks published something about him? An intimate secret perhaps? I remember his disambiguation when his sister invited one of his 2 girlfriends at the time, in on his secret double life he was living, courting both girls at the same time. I am sure this is one of many secrets he wished had not leaked. I then wondered, why is it not OK to share your secrets, but it is OK to hear others? In Mathew Chapter 12 it says "people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” I also found this in Hebrews Chapter 4;
Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
This made me wonder, what are the thoughts and intentions of his heart? What untold secrets does he hold about the way he feels about me? You tell me, is it OK to tell secrets?

1 comment:

  1. i think people keep secrets for 1 of well a couple of reasons 1 not to hurt the person they are keeping the secret from 2 to keep yourself from getting hurt 3 maybe feeling embarrased or ashamed of what you have done there are many reasons to keep secrets and i think the reason most people like to hear secrets of others is to make them self feel better about there dark little secrets they have inside and to say to one self "see im not as bad as him" and you would have to ask yourself when a secret was worth sharing and when is a secret a secret ? if that makes since

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