Monday, July 09, 2012

Kyrie eleison! CIA goes all holy roller on us.

Here's something weird:  the CIA's motto is "And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
[John 8:32]

It was taken from Director Allen Dulles' introductory remarks at the agency's building cornerstone laying in 1959.

So not only does the CIA lift their motto from the New Testament, they picked it from the non-synoptic Gospel to boot.  That is so CIA - to use a source that doesn't agree with any other sources.

I think Revelation 2:29 works better:  "He that hath an ear, let him hear."  Also known in ecclesiastical circles as the Wiretap Passage.