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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    They tried to bomb us in Canberra but we caught them, brought them before the Criminal Court, where they were convicted of terrorism, and sentenced to long jail terms.

    But they are nothing if not aggressive and continue to attack Australian women as well as our Constitution.

    The latest act of aggression is the call from the highest Islamic body in Australia to introduce Sharia.

    As I write, Government buildings in Canberra are surrounded by low, reinforced concrete walls to guard against Islamic car bombs.
    I had no idea "car bombs" can be Islamic! Interesting!

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    I accept lying both because it seems to me to be an essential part of society, and because it has done me more good than harm (as far as I can tell ). However, there are certain circumstances when I would find particular lies unacceptable, in that I would take measures to punish the prevaricator to prevent possible perpetuation. Instances such as lying about having completed some essential task (e.g. an engineer lying about following proper safety protocols), or any other type of lie which could result in the suffering or physical harm of others would be considered unacceptable.
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    I'm okay with lying as long as it's not for the sake of personal profit at someone else's expense, or motivated by malice.

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    "Well, men are only men. That's why they lie. They can't tell the truth, even to themselves."
    -Rashomon

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    "Well, men are only men. That's why they lie. They can't tell the truth, even to themselves."
    -Rashomon
    You know that's intended to be a lie, right? It's genius.
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

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    If you'd seen the movie you'd know that's not the context. Men as in all humans.

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    The movie is different from the short story.
    Ti = 19 [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Te = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Ne = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Fi = 15 [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Si = 12 [][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Ni = 12 [][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Se = 11[][][][][][][][][][][]
    Fe = 0

    -----------------
    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

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    The truth sets a man free. Why should I lie? What shall I fear besides God (who already knows all things)? Aside from fear of God, fear is only an emotion inordinate with the eventual consequence of a thing. We should cast down our fears with the truth. There is no reason not to.

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    Lying is a cowardly act and I don't like it at all. Morality is a spectrum though. In the example of the axe-murderer at the door, yes, I would lie, because the amount of immorality that would come from lying is WAAAAYY less than allowing your family to die. I don't lie unless it is absolutely unavoidable.

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