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I've lied before to people saying that I follow a particular religion & that I enjoyed something that they were really interested in as I didn't want them to get upset/angry, plus at the time I just found it too hard to say the truth as I was worried about how they'd react. Opinions?
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I've lied before to people saying that I follow a particular religion & that I enjoyed something that they were really interested in as I didn't want them to get upset/angry, plus at the time I just found it too hard to say the truth as I was worried about how they'd react. Opinions?
That's not a white lie lmao
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Why lie about your religion lol, or your interests? People won't get angry at you for liking different things to them
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This has nothing to do with morality.
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These are not white lies, these lies could put u in prison, and prison is for black people, black lies is more correct
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(Original post by Multitalented me)
I've lied before to people saying that I follow a particular religion & that I enjoyed something that they were really interested in as I didn't want them to get upset/angry, plus at the time I just found it too hard to say the truth as I was worried about how they'd react. Opinions?
Everybody lies about little things seems like u just didn't want to hurt their feelings which is fine by my morals


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That's not a white lie lmao
It can be imo...
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Would be funny if you pretended to be jewish and they asked to see your penis.
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Would be funny if you pretended to be jewish and they asked to see your penis.
I'm circumsised anyway so that shouldn't be a problem, although it would be awkward actually having to show them it haha
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'Morals' are largely a social construction, there is some evolutionary benefits to them too but on the whole you can lie as much as you won't and nothing dire will happen. Tell lies if you want, there's no such thing as karma.
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Big question. It depends. Most lies are generally okay if you're lying to protect someone in the long run. I don't condone lies that are used to temporarily save your ass, like cheating on your relationship and serious things like that which directly involve other people - in the long run you're just hurting yourself and everyone around you. If your lie is protecting yourself and everyone around you in the long run, then generally speaking it might be alright.

I lie through my teeth to protect my family from finding out a hell of a lot of things about me. I know that if they knew certain truths then it would kill them. I can't deal with that. I already feel incredibly guilty for being a huge burden on them, they don't deserve more **** from me. In situations similar to this I'd say lie as much as you need to. I'm not going to hurt my family in the long run because the things I'm hiding from them don't concern them. It's what comes after the lie that determines whether or not it's okay.
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I don't think it's right to lie. But I don't always practise what I preach, so that makes me a hypocrite. Still, lying is always wrong, but sometimes necessary.
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