View Poll Results: Do you lie?

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  • I never lie

    11 13.75%
  • I lie very rarely

    35 43.75%
  • I lie sometimes

    28 35.00%
  • I lie frequently

    2 2.50%
  • I lie constantly

    4 5.00%
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    Re: Do you lie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Hard to live a peaceful life and never lie. She does look fat in those pants may not be the best policy.
    No. Those pants don't make you look fat. Being fat makes you look fat. <------ is that a lie?

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    Re: Do you lie?

    Lying is in the nature of humans. Why bother lie about it. Everyone lies for some reason or another.

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    Re: Do you lie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    The lower down on the poll people vote, the more I believe they are telling the truth.

    We all lie constantly in little ways. Just imagine what would happen if we didn't?
    I grew up in backwoods Alabama where a man's good word was very important. Most people lived by that moral code. The problem is that when so many people tell the truth, we expect everyone to be truthful. That sets you up in a position to be scammed or abused.

    My dad told me that construction barrels were full of concrete. I believed it until I was a lot older. I never ran over one for fun even though it is very tempting. My mom told me that if you pull a fire alarm you will get blue ink all over your hand. I believed it until I was a lot older. My parents also told me that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. My parents were trustworthy people. I had no reason to suspect they were making any of these things up. I still think they honestly believed all three of these things to be true. They probably heard it from a reliable person and had no reason to question it.

    It is my suspicion that religion cannot exist without a presence of a large population of honest people. There is a movie called "The Invention of Lying" starring Richard Gervais. He lives in a world where nobody has ever told a lie. He tells a lie for the first time ever and uses it to manipulate a whole world full of trusting people. Prior to the establishment of Israel, there was a tradition that when someone made a business contract a bull was cut in half and the two parties walked between the severed bull. They said, "Let this happen to us if our word is not true." Honesty was a common tradition which paved the way for the Israelites to be shammed by Moses. The tradition of honesty continued and allowed Jesus to influence many people.

    An honest population is ripe for new religions to emerge. Trusting people are vulnerable to be shammed. Thank God for liars. They keep our brain in good practice. We have to exercise our brain by seperating the truth from the BS. It's good for us as individuals. It's good for society.

    Lying is great.
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    Re: Do you lie?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Simple question. Do you lie? How often? And why or why not?

    Personally, I try not to as much as possible, but I do find myself telling white lies occasionally, mostly because it's a situation where lying is a lot less complicated and easier to explain than telling the truth.
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    Re: Do you lie?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    No. Those pants don't make you look fat. Being fat makes you look fat. <------ is that a lie?
    Seems we can have more than one lie there, but thrust are best left alone.

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    Re: Do you lie?

    I lie...

    Down, when tired
    On, when relaxed
    In, when afraid
    About, when lazy
    Against, when teetering
    With, when the wife's happy with me
    Without, when the wife's not
    Outside, when camping
    Between, when mediating

    So I guess I lie quite a lot.
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    Re: Do you lie?

    I work in management. If omission of the truth is a lie, I lie all the damn time.
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    Re: Do you lie?

    Well I'm going with those other 10 liars and claiming that I NEVER lie. Never.

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    Re: Do you lie?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Simple question. Do you lie? How often? And why or why not?

    Personally, I try not to as much as possible, but I do find myself telling white lies occasionally, mostly because it's a situation where lying is a lot less complicated and easier to explain than telling the truth.
    I lie all the time....wait, no I don't. Or do I?
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    Re: Do you lie?

    I lie...awake.

    I drive myself crazy.

    Drive myself crazy.

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