5.3.9.5 Further violations of the Eighth Commandment

Everyone is called upon to strive for sincerity and truthfulness. Our conduct in society and business should also be oriented by the Eighth Commandment.

Besides giving false testimony in court and blatantly lying, white lies, half-truths, statements intended to conceal the true facts, and slander are violations of the Eighth Commandment. Likewise bragging and exaggeration, duplicity and hypocrisy, spreading rumours, defamation, and flattery are expressions of untruthfulness.

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