Yes, some folks are honest, no doubt about it. But few truly honest people ever achieve much of anything above average (you and I are exceptions of course). The truth is, despite its virtuosity, honesty doesn’t pay very well. As I ponder the matter, I can’t think of a single profession or industry that’s uncompromisingly rooted in truth. Try it. Name one. Just one. I’m all ears.
Pastors lie, or at least bend the truth, always trying to expand membership and increase tithes and offerings. Cops lie when interrogating suspects, to make the accused believe the police know things they don’t. The law even allows them to legally do that. But if you lie to them, well, ask Martha Stewart about that one. Salespeople and advertisers lie. Products are never as “amazing” as represented and advertised.