The Morality of Lying

Perhaps lying is not wrong, it is just the possible outcome of deceiving people that is.

 
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Dialog:

  • Port:
    • Perhaps lying is not wrong, it is just the possible outcome of deceiving people that is.
  • Starboard:
    • But, then the morality of one's action is dependent upon the response of others.
    • One's lies are only immoral if others believe one.
    • I could even make someones actions immoral by believing something that was intended to be doubted.
  • Port:
    • The "lying is not wrong" thing is just a joke.
 

2 Comments:

  1. Jacob Wintersmith Says:

    Ponies? I must be missing something here.

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  2. thad Says:

    That was my attempt at an unbelievable and false statement. Thus, a moral lie.