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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Somebody once said that lies will lock you up.
With truth the only key.

What do you think everyone?

P.S Good to be alive and back on DA
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:icontherobottoymaker:
Therobottoymaker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
i would also have accepted: lies will lock you up.
With truth the only WD40.
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:iconshadowstone13:
ShadowStone13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
define 'lies' and 'truths'.
What context are we talking about? Are we defining truthfulness based on what the speaker thinks? Truth independent of individual beliefs? Are we taking into account intents?

Also, I am curious... Where did this question come from?
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:iconhaanpere:
HaanPere Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Lies often have short tracks, as the majority of our species is about as good at lying as your average dog but yes, sometimes it's better to lie than not to.
Like when the phone salesman calls you.
It's 4am, I won't even try making sense.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Hey. Even salesman gotta do his job.
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:icongodslayingmachine:
godslayingmachine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
If no one knows the truth then no one will know you're lying either. Therefore they'd take your lie as being the truth. Right?
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Who knows?
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:iconalzebetha:
alzebetha Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Lies are useful tools for smart people and dangerous for dumb people. same as with everything kinda.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
They are the sharpest tools in the shed,
But not much use for the biggest. (tools in the shed)
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:iconwesmeadow:
Wesmeadow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The irony is that the honest man gets figured as being the liar, while people buy into the lies that the liars spread.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Its like that
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:iconsuiag:
Suiag Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe that the truth will set you free, and others - lying just makes problems worse (I have grown up seeing this)
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Perhaps
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Confound not truth with falsehood, nor knowingly conceal the truth." (Holy Quran 2:43)

“O you who believe! Fear Allah (God), and be with those who are true (in words and deeds).” (Holy Quran 9:120)

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Holy Prophet Muhammad [Allah's Apostle] (saw) said three times:

"'Shall I not inform you of the biggest of the great sins?' We said ' Yes, O Allah's Apostle '. He said, ' To join partners in worship with Allah, To be undutiful to one's parents '. The prophet sat up after he had been reclining and added, ' And I warn you against giving forged statements and a false witness; I warn you against giving forged statements and a false witness '. The Prophet kept on saying that till we thought that he would not stop " (Bukhari, Book of Good Manners)

He also said another time:

"Whoever does not give up speaking lies and (does not give up forged) acts with it, God is not in need of his leaving his food and drink." (Bukhari, Book of Fasting)

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These are some Islamic views.

;)
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
God is a jerk, and a liar.
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then he is not considered God, because God cannot act like a jerk, nor can he be dishonest.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Says who?
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Says 5+ billion people.
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:icontdroid:
tdroid Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I think that a good lie will stand up to scrutiny just as well as the truth. Just be careful what you lie about and to not create too many loose ends.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Somebody has to tie them up I suppose
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:icontdroid:
tdroid Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Indeed, though who shall that be?
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
The chosen one
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:icontdroid:
tdroid Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Which one? There have been many of them through time. Many deluded ones too =P
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I like honesty. But then again I don't feel bad about offending people... Maybe those two have something in common hmm...
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Every sword has two edges
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Just like faces of a coin. And pubes on testicles.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Well im with you on the coin, but I think I count more than two hairs on my testacles.
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:iconobjection1plz::iconobjection2plz::iconobjection3plz:
:iconobjection4plz::iconobjection5plz::iconobjection6plz:
:iconobjectionplz:
That does not disregard the fact that the exact amount of hair may be varied on each testicle,
thus making the phrase "Like two hairy balls" equally applicable as "two sides of a coin"
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
If your balls are lopsided. I suppose the analogy is worth considering.

But...

Hitler only had one ball.
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Hey man, even coins have those rough edges that serve no purpose.
There are two sides, and then there's Hitler.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
The drummer from def leopard only had one arm. THE DRUMMER FROM DEF LEOPARD ONLY HAD ONE ARM! THE DRUMMER FROM DEF LEOPARD ONLY HAD ONE ARM!
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:iconwhiskyomega:
WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think what that means, or how I see it anyway, is that once someone starts lying they have to continue lying to cover up their first lie and the process just keeps continuing until they're so tangled up in them that it becomes necessary to live their own lies. Telling the truth the only way they can release themselves from the cycle of lying.

I think of it this way, personally, because I've seen it and my brother's a very good example of this.
He began a bunch of lies about my parents and I, spreading them around the family, and soon he found that he had to keep lying in order to maintain the first ones he'd made. He'd wanted the family to accept him (exactly how he thought to do that by bashing his own parents i'll never know), but it mostly backfired on him and he's largely ostracized from the family, yet he continues to lye because he won't admit he's wrong and telling the truth now would prove to the few who do believe him that he's a liar, which he won't do, so he had to continue the front.
He might loose what few people believe him if he told the truth, but it would set him free from the cycle he's trapped himself in and can start fresh.
It's tragic, in a way, because now he's forced to live a life of lies to keep up the ones he first made but he did it to himself. :shrug:

This is just my own experience with the power of lying and the truth, though, so just because I see it this way doesn’t mean other people don’t see it differently.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yes I agree.

And yet on the other hand.
All humans conceal themselves. We all lie.

And we are all in chains.
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:iconwhiskyomega:
WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I wouldn't make such bold a statement as to lump us all together like that because I know, for myself at least, that I don't conceal myself and I say what I believe is the truth to the best of my knowledge. If my knowledge is proven flawed then I admit it and learn from there.

Please speak for yourself.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Ok.

You win.

Flawless victory.
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:iconbullet-magnet:
Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
The truth can hurt you but never harm you.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Words are weapons,
Sharper than knives,
Makes you wonder how the other half die.
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:iconbullet-magnet:
Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can hack my root directory if I lack updated rhetorical firewalls.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our mind,
Have no fear for atomic energy,
Cause none of them can stop-uh the time.
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:iconbullet-magnet:
Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Stop hacking my root directory!
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
No
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:iconbullet-magnet:
Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Aww, please.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Ok. fine.
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:iconsmkiller:
Smkiller Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
I lack the ability to lie. I feel guilty way too easily.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
That's good for you I guess. Means you must also have a very light conscience.
Unburdened.
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:icondutchconnaisseur:
DutchConnaisseur Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Some people are just to impolite to lie.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yes. Very true.
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:iconytcyberpunk:
YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lying is never good.

BUT, hitting a person in the face is never good either; it is still justifiable, in some situations. Self-defense, for example.

I think there are times when lying is the lesser of two evils. For example, if you can't stand to be around someone, for reasons that are not their fault and that they can never change, I think it's better to make up a reason that will allow them to feel good about themselves, rather than tell them a truth that might drive them to depression.

Lying for the sake of taking advantage of others, now that is immoral. It's a low that I don't think I've ever sunk to, and never plan to.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yeah, its basically a balancing act with your ideals.
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:iconspacelanderryo:
SpacelanderRyo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Lying is not immoral. The only people who condemn it are those in power that are too stupid to figure out lies and hope their followers will be even stupider. Because of their desire to control the masses, the beneficial idea that lying is immoral has been ingrained in culture.

Of course some actions like bearing false witness are immoral, but just telling an untruth is not in most cases.
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:iconbadeyedeers:
badeyedeers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Morality. Very confusing
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