can we speak lies for a good cause?

India
September 28, 2008 2:35am CST
can we ever lie for a good cause? if our lies are going to help someone.as we know lawyers speak a lot of lies because of their profession.do you think it is ethical to free someone by speaking lies even if the person is innocent but all evidence are against him.
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• Malaysia
28 Sep 08
If a person is innocent and get caught will all evidence against him..then the person who framed him is a genius. Back to the topic about telling lies. I think it is okay for us to lie for the right reason and the right time. Sometimes we lie to not hurt or break someone's heart. I know it is best to be honest. But one cannot be too honest because sometimes it just hurts too much to know the truth.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
28 Sep 08
No, it is not ethical to do that. Once one uses subterfuge it is no longer a good cause. In the long run this will just hurt the person. Injustice is a terrible thing, the the end never justifies the means.