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Can The Truth Really Set Us Free?

It is often said and believed by many that saying the truth actually sets someone free. But some people also feel that lying especially on minor issues protects one from some sort of harm. One person was even quoted as saying that ''to tell the truth always is a noble idea but often boring". Could it be that we prefer lie to truth? What are the consequencies of speaking what is not true. Does it really matter if we tell the truth or not? In a situation where you have to lie to save a relationship, what will you do? Immagine your babe coming home to tell that she slept your friend but just couldn't bear the guilt in her mind and just want to free her mind by telling you the truth. What are the factors behind lying?

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Finally, if you must know, the truth CANNOT set you free.

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My dear, they say when in Rome, do as the Romans do.

If you feel lying is what can help you achieve what you want at the moment, then lie; there are times in life where one has to lie to make sense. You know you’re not doing the right thing, but you have no choice, we’re all humans and we’re bound to make mistakes.

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but in all tell the truth no matter how bitter it will be because of god`s sake, bible said all liers that their place will be in hell fire , so which one do u choose

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Depends on what kind of freedom one is seeking.

And how much one is prepared. I find it irritating that people think that after coming clean about some horrendous secret, they expect everything to be peachy fine. . . like seriously, even alice's wonderland is not that twisted.

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Some truths are better left unknown.

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in such only a lie can set you free lol

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But lying helps sometimes. For instance, one day I got to my office very early in the morning and wanted to use the phone which my boss had always warned us against. After making the call, I decided to dial his number so that it will show as the last dialed number in case he would check dialled numbers. But unfortunately, all attempts to stop the call failed. The next thing was his voice I heard asking me who was on the line from the office. Now, telling him the truth would not only attract his anger but he would also conclude that, it is the way I have been making calls with the phone. In a situation like that, does the truth really matter?

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interesting, telling lies sometimes might be really okay, but think of the guilt you would be feeling for telling a lie, why not tell the truth and get it over and have a free mind.

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The bible saying is "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free"(can't recall the verse). The meaning here is quite different from the often misquoted "tell the truth and the truth shall set you free",try this if you have committed an offence and you get arrested. You will soon be free in the police cell.

That said, lies are damaging to your conscience, integrity and feeling of self worth. As humans it is almost impossible to be truthful all the time for example ,if I genuinely promise to do something believing I will and then don't for what ever reason,then I told a lie.

Sometimes to avoid something terrible eg when armed robbers asked my friend to show them into my house after robbing him of his phone and he bravely lied ,saying he was calling to find out the house number when they took his phone. they left him to look for some one else to rob.

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Can The Truth Really Set Us Free?

yes but not in all case's

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The main question here is 'What is the truth'?

As far as I'm concerned, the truth is that which sets you free. Sometyms u just av to tel ppl what they want to hear. So in the real sense, the truth is that which saves thou, be it true or otherwise.

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