I've just had to lie my way into a location to get photos for a class project. Without the lie, I wouldn't be able to complete my project. I know it's wrong but..... is there ever justification for said lies? The lie hurts no-one but of course, I cannot see the repercussions for the future. It might end up hurting someone but if I hadn't lied my ass off (telling some massive whoppers- "Hi, I'm an assistant for a director in Perth, looking to stage a theatrical production sometime here in the next year and he's sent me out on a recon assignment...") I would have failed my assignment for uni which would result in a no-graduation for me. Hmmm, the grey area is thickening.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I guess the trouble with "white" lies is that they can lead to a slippery slope which leads into outright lying (with a malicious or harmful intent). Everyone lies, as a favourite TV doctor with a limp famously proclaims. I've yet to meet a Christian that doesn't lie. Not like telling their mother that they can't pick them up from hospital because they're tied up at work when instead they're Facebooking but little lies like.... "Sorry Davey, we've run out of jelly beans" to avoid a public meltdown at Children's church when he's refused a lolly because he's already massively obese for a 4-yr-old. (Not taken from real life). Do we as Christians try to balance out life, tightrope-walking that line between white lie and BLACKEVILHORRIBLE lie or do we err on the side of caution and make life a lot harder to deal with than it already is?
Posted by sodabug at 3:43 PM