receding. Truth is no longer expected. Deceit is now condoned as being necessary for success.
With the loss of truth, trust becomes impossible, and, of course, with the loss of truth and trust,
love becomes unimaginable and meaningless. The irony, of course, is that it is not hard to find
adequate instruction for a better way. The sages of the ages, The Buddha, Confucius, Socrates,
Christ and more recently the great poet John Donne, to name a few, have outlined in detail the
path we must follow should Utopia be attainable. The great truth revealed by all of these
ancient figures that we foolishly pay lip service to but fail to heed is brotherhood. We are our
brother's keeper. How could we have gotten it so wrong? As a Secular Humanist, I have long