Lying vs The Truth

United States
October 28, 2011 11:12am CST
GROUP DISCUSSION What are you guys views on this topic?? If a man tells you he's about to lie... the proceeds to tell you one... Is he lying or telling the truth?? All opinions welcome.
2 responses
• Canada
28 Oct 11
If I tell you I'm about to lie, and then I go ahead and tell you that the moon is made of cheese, then my statement that I'm about to lie is a truth, while the statement about the moon is a lie. So, first, you would have to know whether the supposed false statement is indeed false. It could be that I tell you I'm going to lie to you, and then I make a statement that is actually the truth, but you do not know that it is true. You would take it as a lie, but in actuality the first statement that I'm going to lie to you is a lie, and the second statement, which is supposed to be a lie, is a true statement. It's a nice game to play. But it can actually be used to say something which can not be said in any other way without offending. Satire is one such method. A person who writes a satire is saying that the satirical piece is a lie, but it actually contains a truth that would offend if said openly. Karim
• United States
28 Oct 11
Wow.. that is the first intellectual answer I've heard thus far. Very good!! Thanks for sharing your views!!
• Canada
28 Oct 11
But, Mrscallands, it is the ONLY answer. There may be better to come. However, thank you for the compliment. Karim
• United States
2 Nov 11
I've heard a number of different views... and they are all quite interesting. But yours actually piques my interest the most..!!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
31 Oct 11
Hmm, this is really a tough one. I would say that if you admit upfront that you are going to lie, then you are in essence telling the truth. However, I honestly can't think of any kind of an example where someone would do that. I know that there are times that I need to tell small lies in my life so that I can get through without hurting someone. However, I can't think of any time that I would say to someone that I was going to lie to them.
• United States
2 Nov 11
I can understand what you're saying. It's quite the predicament to be in huh?? But it happens.... In the instance that it would happen to you, what would you do?? Thanks for sharing your views..!!