[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of July 13-15 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts .]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 15 - Dare to Be Honest!

HOST: Pick up a newspaper, and it's a rare day when some kind of corruption hasn't made the headlines: cheating in sports and in the classroom, political graft, under-the-counter payoffs, embezzling, deception in the home. These items, and a host of others equally recognizable, are bringing many thoughtful people face to face with the question of how to maintain personal honesty and standards of integrity.

The extent of the challenge is summed up in plain language by Frank Gibney in his book, "The Operators" (Publisher, Harper and Brothers). He writes (p. 206), "Our national future is being misshaped, far more than we realize, by the witless optimist gulled into phony stock purchases, by the two-bit chiseler padding his outsize expense account, by the corporate dodger who writes off his Florida yacht as a business expense, the influence-peddler who tampers with legislation."

A lot of people are asking themselves, With so many people cutting corners, can I really afford to be honest?

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