Conflicted About Lying

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As Norodom Sihanouk once said, “Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies; history has no place for them.” “It’s the Truth: Americans Conflicted About Lying” states that lying is mostly unjustified, especially regarding certain subjects. “Rejecting All Lies: Immanuel Kant” also mentions that lying at all is a sin, and that being truthful is not only a necessity, it is a moral duty. Furthermore, “Brad Blanton: Honestly, Tell the Truth” states that lying hurts, and even breaks, relationships and is very stressful and time-consuming. It is important to always tell the truth since lying can cause distrust in relationships and is wholly unjustified, a lie will always end up hurting someone or even the liar themself, and while many believe…show more content…
For instance, the article states, “Once a person finds out you lied, you lose currency in their eyes” (NBC, para 12). This demonstrates that lying causes distrust in relationships. Also, one lie can result in major rifts in relationships. Furthermore, the author writes, “Very few would admit to thinking it was OK to lie on a resume, cheat on taxes or lie to a spouse about an extramarital affair” (NBC, para 15). This shows that americans believe that lying is terrible, especially for specific circumstances. Most americans agree that lying is a sin, and that a lie should not be told. In conclusion, the article states that we many americans are conflicted on the subject of lying, many agree that a lie should not be told. Additionally, the article, “Rejecting All Lies: Immanuel Kant” states that lying is a sin that should always be avoided since it always harms someone. For instance, the text states, “A lie, even if it does not wrong any particular individual, always harms…show more content…
For instance, “It’s the Truth: Americans Conflicted About Lying” states, “In the AP-Ipsos Poll, 65 percent of those questioned said it was sometimes OK to lie to avoid hurting someone’s feelings....” (NBC, para 7). This shows that when a lie is said to refrain from injuring someone’s feelings, the lie is completely justified. Also, the lie was told in order to protect someone rather than any selfish purposes. However, even lying to protect someone will eventually backfire on the liar. For example, “Brad Blanton: Honestly, Tell the Truth” states, “...lying is stressful and hurts
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