Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Color of a Lie

Everyday I ask the kids I teach a thought provoking and creative question.
I gather these questions from many places and sources, including my own unique little head. I ran across this question a few weeks ago and asked my kids their thoughts.
They were interesting to say the least.
In this time of election and political murk, I wonder what would happen if this question could come true...would we really want to know?

So here it is:

What if people turned bright purple every time they told a lie?

Okay, it is your turn. I want to know your thoughts about this question. I'll let you know some of the kids answers and my own tomorrow.

One last thought as you ponder the consequences of this question:

Proverbs 12:22 "The Lord detest lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful."

Can't wait for your answers! And I'm not lying!


Sharon said...

This is great, I can remember way back I think I would of stayed purple as much as I was purple!
hahahaa... But with today I think I am somewhat ok, maybe be purple I don't know once a month... NOOO...because if the little things like saying No I feel ok today, not to worry my hubby or my mom "It is a tiny lie" sooooooooo well GUESS WHAT Just PAINT ME PURPLE,,,,, hahahahahaha I cannot tell a lie!!
Have a great day
Sharon :)

Beverly Lewis said...

We'd have a lot of purple people walking around! It would either cause massive change in people's behavior or they would do like Moses did and just wear a veil. Which would cause major fashion changes as many sought to cover up, big time. Interesting thought.

Barb said...

There'd be a lot of purple people and a great movement to make it socially/morally acceptable. I wonder how many NON-purple people there would be?

Since we're talking purple, where is that phrase from... 'the purple people-ater'? Lies have a way of eating you up and all that purple would just take over.

Edie said...

In response to Barb - Sing it with me... "It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater!" Ha ha. Now if you add one of those to the mix THEN there might be repentance! LOL

There would be a lot of purple people. Being purple (and lying) would become the norm and completely acceptable. Christians might cooperate with Christ a little more and then would really stand out in a crowd.

I'm a terrible liar, thank goodness, so it doesn't much matter if I turned purple or not!

Dorothy Champagne said...

I'd have to agree with Barb. At first, the people would try to hide their purple. Then they would find a few others who were always purple and form some sort of association. Then they would take their purple association and claim that they were being mistreated as purple people. Then society, not wanting to offend anyone's right to choose to be purple, would do what they could to make it acceptable to be purple as much as you want. The Upside? You could drink as much grape kool-aid as you want and not be embarassed by any staining.

Joy in The Truth (Sharon Sloan) said...

OK, well...I am picturing a lot of Barney dinosaurs walking around...all that purple!

Purple is my favorite color, so I am personally hoping it would be a different color!

Thankfully, we are made righteous and blamless through His blood. The beautiful, precious red blood.

Thanks for your prayers! I updated my post about surgery. :)

Kay Martin said...

Just imagine a hundred purple lying people with one white sincere truth bearer in the midst of them!!! Oh yeah! I like this.

On Purpose said...

This is kinda like peeing in the pool when you were younger and it turned colors and everyone knew you peed in the pool!

Runner Mom said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to see what the kids say. I loved the comments on your blog too!! Great!!

My ADHD Me said...

Maybe the purple people and the non-purple people would end up getting together. next thing you know, there would be mauve and lavender people. Then you would be judged by the shade of your purplenish. If you were light purple, you would think you were better than the dark purple etc.
It would be very interesting...and scary....like the Scarlet Color.

Kimberly said...

Hmmmm...now this is something to really think about. How many times do we exaggerate or leave out just a little of the truth to make ourselves look bette? I know I would end up quite convicted as my shade changed more than I expected it to.

Leebird said...

I do believe the Merrill family would look like a bunch of plums!

You are right...you do have a "unique mind" ;)

Truth4thejourney said...

Oh my, what a colorful world we would live in! Reminds me of Pinocchio. Love the thought of it! LOL!!


Technonana said...

Oh Edie beat me to it!!! That's what we would have!!!
Purple People Everywhere!!