How to tell a truth from a lie.

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    Discuss.

    Lying is the deliberate saying of a falsehood with the motivation to deceive. Can anyone but a mind reader know another person's motives truly?

    If I say the sky is blue, even though the evidence from the clouds is that it is gray, am I lying?

    Is the sky really gray?

    No, the sky is neither gray nor blue. The sky appears gray and blue at times due to circumstances.

    What is the "true" color of the sky?

    The question of what is truth is profoundly spiritual.
     
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    you have to weigh the evidence
     
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    Adds a whole new meaning to the term "Bush lied, people died".
    If he believed, then he wasn't lying.
    Just saying.
     
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    Not when one lies about serving in the military – that lie always gets found out.
     
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    Sky is what ever color the light is reflecting through the atmosphere and at night it's black or something like that.
     
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    Repeating a falsehood, even if you believe in that falsehood, is lying. Belief does not change the quality of truth.

    I agree with Avatar. You have to verify if something is true or false. Until then, it is merely an assumption and not to be confused with fact.
     
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    Most people who believe in God cannot verify his/her existence. Are they all liars?
     
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    No, if he believed then he is a stupid liar. Lying is telling lies and a liar is someone who tells lies. If they know they are lying then they are PREMEDITATED liars, and if they don't know they are telling lies then they are STUPID liars, but liars none the less.
     
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    They are assuming God, until they can verify their GOD(I do not confuse the god of one religion with another due to the difference in these god's claimed personality) they should not convey that their god's existance is an unmistakable fact.

    The real problem with a belief in a GOD comes when the religion makes claims about the belief system and faith that does not pan out in reality.
     

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