Started by phattmatt, May 16, 2014, 02:07:40 PM
Quote from: Poison Tree on May 16, 2014, 02:28:32 PMSo you can't say "I'll just lie under these circumstances" and you'll "be honest at all times" expect under circumstances similar to "hiding Jews from the gestapo, for instance" Do I have similar views on honesty? I'm still trying to figure out what your views on honesty are. Sounds like you do have circumstances under which you would lie so you will not be honest at all times, your claims to the contrary notwithstanding.
Quote from: Solitary on May 16, 2014, 03:08:45 PMThis is not a black and white issue. Lies can hurt, and telling the truth can hurt. This is the problem I have with organized religion with its black and white thinking which results in absolutes. "Wrong to kill period! Really? "Never hurt people." Really. I have been through a surgery with no anesthesia to save me from immanent death. Ever have a gastric tube put through your nose and shoved down your throat? Not every shall not is absolutely wrong or right. How about the latest from religious nuts: "There is only one kind of marriage that is right---our kind." : "There's only one kind of sex that is correct, missionary position and between a man and woman!" Solitary
Quote from: the_antithesis on May 17, 2014, 11:18:05 AMIf Survivor has taught us anything it's that honesty will get you voted off the island.