Truth and Babylon

Lying, Path the Truth, and “By the Waters of Babylon”

Description: Lying is a hot topic in morality, for we are not suppose to lie, but are there not times we actually should lie? In the PowerPoint you read three weeks ago, I had a slide with the different types of lying; in that slide I had the contention that belief without proof is actually worse than lying, because someone who believes without proof is saying truth has no value. The issue is complex. Last month, I was talking to some students about the UFOs over North Texas, and as I spoke to the people I became convinced that if the govt. knows what is going on with UFOs they should hide it from the people.

Write an essay to explore the nature of truth and how it should be given out.

Assignment: Read “BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON” by Stephen Vincent Benét – see below.

A good source:

Instructions: MLA style, type, size-12 Times New Roman, double-space. Answer the following question using chunk-style.

ASSIGNMENT: Should TRUTH be given out in small doses, or should the truth, facts, be wholly available to each and every person? For how is it we actually do come upon the truth of things?

You must use at least:

1) two quotes from Benet, and

2) should have at least two quotes from an additional source.


1000 to 2,500 words, MLA-format — heading, abstract, body with citations, works cited.

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