The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie . . . but the myth. (John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States.

Kennedy wrote that it’s not the “deliberate, contrived, and dishonest” fabrication we should fear but the “persistent, persuasive, and realistic” untruths cloaked in allegory or fables that are true-sounding but are intended to deceive. Lies are often recognizable, but myths may have an appearance of reality. We should listen well and be discerning of all we hear.

Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly (1 Timothy 4:7).