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Rash Promises

In two of my previous posts on the subject of speech, I have briefly discussed deception and gossip. Rash promises fall into neither category. Rash promises are when we promise what we cannot guarantee to we are able to deliver. Rash promises are wrong because they promise what we cannot guarantee. There is only one thing that we can guarantee when we are speaking. We can guarantee our present int...

Speech and Immorality

Speech is naturally used to communicate to other people. But not all communications to other people are valuable. Some kinds of speech are wrong by their very nature. There are five ways that speech may go wrong: by lying, deception, gossip, harm and rash promises. One of the ways in which speech may go wrong is by lying. Lying is deliberately telling something that we believe to be false. Since s...