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Rusty Bedsprings





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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Stop feeding me lies! why? Reply with quote

I happen to think that lying can be good, if used in a Nobel way. Now your probably thinking duh, but let me explain more in depth to what I am asking. There are lots of situations where lying could save people's lives ect. but is the actual act of speaking the lie, when Isolated, justified to be morally good because of what the lie leads to? I think it generally is, do you?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Stop feeding me lies! why? Reply with quote

Rusty Bedsprings wrote:
I happen to think that lying can be good, if used in a Nobel way. Now your probably thinking duh, but let me explain more in depth to what I am asking. There are lots of situations where lying could save people's lives ect. but is the actual act of speaking the lie, when Isolated, justified to be morally good because of what the lie leads to? I think it generally is, do you?


Uhmm... the end may justify the means... I guess.

Depends what kind of lie and in what context I feel.

For example, the lies of the Liberal party with respect to Adscam were not justifiable by their end, to protect Canadian federalism.
Rusty Bedsprings





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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Depends what kind of lie and in what context I feel.


If the lie poses not material benefit to you but may to others.
FF_Canuck





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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an interesting question. I know some have theorized that human social organization depends on our ability to lie to ourselves and others, at least in a social 'white lie' capacity. Really though, I've seen people destroy themselves by turning dishonesty into a reflexive habit - in my opinion, lying or minimalizing or obfuscating has a few very limited applications.

Rusty Bedsprings wrote:
nathaliejaron wrote:
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Depends what kind of lie and in what context I feel.


If the lie poses not material benefit to you but may to others.


'Lie to them for their own good'? Not a fan, and there's a distressing amount of people who think this way a great deal of the time.
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