Is it OK to LIE?

@xtian04 (282)
Philippines
December 29, 2008 1:09pm CST
When it is ok to lie? Have "White Lies" been acceptable now? What if you lie because you are just protecting yourself or someone? what if you lie because you do not trust the person? Is there a right time for making lies? Or we really have to be honest all the time? :P
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6 responses
• United States
29 Dec 08
Lying is NEVER acceptable! not in my world! I absolutely HATE being lied to.. whether it be a white lie or a lie to make me feel better about something OR even protecting me. I don't lie and I expect the same respect from those around me. Trust is a terrible thing to lose...
• United States
30 Dec 08
Ya big doo doo head!!! it wasn't a gnome! it was a little short guy I met on the bus who asked to see your garden!
@xtian04 (282)
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
LOL. i wish i knew whats going on. hahaha. :P
@clampz (21)
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
i think its ok as long as youre doing this for good, example your protecting yourself or someone else's.
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
whether it's a white one or not... as a teacher, I always remind my students not to be used in engaging themeselves into a dishonest act... may the means nor ends are good...
@clampz (21)
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
i think it ok to lie if your intention is good, if youre protecting someone or if youre tryinbg not to hurt someones feelings.
@triharder (244)
• Singapore
29 Dec 08
Personally, I think its only ok to lie when you're trying to surprise someone and telling them the truth would just blatantly spoil the surprise :) like if your wife/husband/gf friend or whatever asks you where you were all day or what you were doing you could make something up instead of saying i was shopping or i was at this mall or something like that... but I guess maybe what could also be considered a white lie are the euphemisms we might use to say we're unemployed (we're in between jobs, we're looking for a job, we're doing ok) or had a fight (we're disagreeing on xxx or its nothing...). I dunno there's so many of those out there... can anyone else think of something like that?
@abccba (1916)
• Denmark
29 Dec 08
I think that in some situations it's okay to lie. If you do it because someone don't really need to know the truth because you know the person will get hurt, i think it's okay.