Always Tell The Truth or Never Lie?

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  1. B_cricketsliar

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    Do you always tell the truth or Do you never lie? Are you wise enough to know the difference, if so, which of the two is better, more admirable?
     
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    Um, always telling the truth would require nonstop talking for the rest of your life. I am pretty sure that is not admirable. Never lying is also not a trait that I would deem intrinsically "good" because there are certainly situations wherein lying can have a positive effect.
     
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    Neither.
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    You said the same thing I did, only better. *applauds*
     
  5. Dr Rock

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    actually, there's only a difference if you assume that "truth" and "lies" are self-contained objective absolutes.

    ... which isn't true :p
     
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    Lets see, do I lie ?
    Let me ask you this.... Your wife says "Do I look Fat ? "

    How do you answer this ?
     
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    can you really count on the responses to this question?
     
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    Dr. Rock, can you please show me how they are not "self contained absolutes"? Well first tell me what exactly you mean by that term then tell me how they are not that.

    Thanks.
     
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    You tell her that she is the most beautiful woman alive, and that how she looks would never matter to you. THEN you tell her she looks a touch chunky in that sweater, and watch as she hacks your dick of with a bucher knife. :D
     
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    I don't, i'm not married
     
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    ditto.

    people always assume i'm married - i don't know why, cos i'm ugly...
     
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    I answer honestly, after all it's subjective and she is 57 with a little belly, she doesn't ask very often. By the way I have a belly at 56 and my wife is honest in her assessment of my weight. Tit for Tat.
     
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    GBO and DocRoc, I don't think the original question was meant as a philosophical treatise on "universal truths." I think it was meant in the context of telling another person one thing, when you know another thing to be the fact.
    Wife: "Why were you so late getting home?"
    Husband: "I had a late meeting at work." (I'll catch hell if I tell her I was at my girlfriend's house getting a blowjob.)

    The truth is just so much easier in the long run, so I'm most always honest and truthful. It ruffles a few feathers, but oh well. My friends and family know that if they don't want a truthful answer, they shouldn't ask me.

    One of my favorites: "Honey, does this dress make me look fat?" "No, sweetheart, it's your gigantic double-wide ass that makes you look fat."
     
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    oh, well no then, that would be lying. only scumbags and losers do that.
     
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    I always lie. I'm lying now about always lying.

    With a tip of the hat to Harry Mudd of Star Trek.
     
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