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  • Yes, lying is good.

    It teaches, more specifically children, lessons. Once a lie has been told, the guilt upon the conscience of that person eats away at them. If they have been caught out in their lie, the shame of it should compel them into refraining from doing it again. This, in future, should have a domino effect in the way that things that go hand in hand with lying are bad - which teaches them (people) a lesson.
    There is no possible way of doing something bad and not having a part of you eat away at you - unless you are a sociopath.
    I am aware that lying is "bad" but in some instances I believe it is good. Simply put, we lie because it works. When we do it well, we get what we want.

    We lie to avoid awkwardness or punishment. We lie to maintain relationships and please others. And, of course, most of all we lie to please ourselves. Strengthening our stories, our successes, we often tell untruths to make ourselves appear and feel better. Having our well - being in tact is important because if it isn't, risk of depression is very high. 80% of individuals find themselves depressed within their lifetime, and if that number decreases so will the self harm and suicide rates which all makes for a better world.

  • Lying is inevitable and universal.

    I was in an informal debate about this once, and everyone else was claiming that lying is immoral, etc.
    I said for everyone who has told a 'white lie' to raise their hands. Everyone did. I asked for everyone who has told a 'bad' lie to raise their hands. Everyone did.
    The ultimate truth is that everybody lies, so there is no point in shaming people for doing it. There is no point feeling unnecessary guilt over something everyone has done, and something that you (along with everyone else) will undoubtedly do again.
    There are situations why it's bad, but on the whole, admitting that you (and everyone else) lies and that there's no point pretending we don't is more honest than going on, and telling your children that lying is really 'awful' and that it's a 'sin' etc.
    And as for people who tell only 'white' lies, that's like saying you'll lie when it doesn't matter, but not when it does.

  • What would happen if you didn't lie?

    If it wasn't possible to lie, the world would go to pieces. World leaders and politicians would state the truth about each other and fighting would ensue. In a more common example, if we didn't lie relationships may break down and other people's opinions of you will be terrible - 'Do you like my dress?' someone would ask you and forced to tell the truth you would say 'No its a disgusting colour' or something along those lines resulting in bad feelings to each other. Right now, think of all the lies you can remember you have told and think - what would have happened if I told the truth?

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  • Lying is never "Good":

    The arguments that state lying is good all work off of the ends instead of focusing on the action. For instance if you tell a lie and someone's life is spared because of it then you've done a good thing however that doesn't actually make lying right all it does is make the intention good. There's a massive difference between action and intention.

  • Religions Rely On Telling Lies To Exist!

    Christianity and Islam practice Apologetics, but, What Is Apologetics?
    Apologetics is Making Up Lies to cover previous lies the religion has been caught out on using. It is a form of obfuscation and Obscuring truth or reality to make their Lies appear to have some Truth.
    So religion has now become the art of getting away with bigger and bigger lies.
    So if telling Lies is very bad, then religions cannot complain about others telling lies, because they have made Lying an Art Form.
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  • Sometimes it is.

    The argument for the murderer at the door is a perfect example of where lying is a perfect example of showing that lying is good. However, it is not always good lying to your partner that you don't have HIV (if you do) is morally reprehensible. I put this question up as it shows there is not always a yes or no answer. So, yes this answer could be on the yes side.


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