Would you rather choose to believe a lie that made you happy?

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  1. WiolentOne

    WiolentOne Banned Banned

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    ...or believe a truth that would destroy you.
     
  2. Josh

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    Thinly veiled religious debate thread is thinly veiled.
     
  3. WiolentOne

    WiolentOne Banned Banned

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    Naw, not really. It could be religion, a higher power, something do with your significant other or your parents. It could be anything.
     
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    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    If I knew it was a lie I couldn't believe it. If I didn't know it was a lie then there is no choice in the matter.
     
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    Linkuei Mayor of Bootyville

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    Exactly.
     
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    Of course. But in this hypo, if you had a choice...???
     
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    she banged another dude. you know its true
     
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    It depends on the semantics here. I don't believe that you choose to believe things, you do or you don't. Until you accept a truth, it isn't your reality. An ego-centric outlook, maybe, but a "truth" nonetheless.

    You can live within a lie but this is most often ends in disaster. A common example would be a friend of mine who lived as straight man in a monogamous relationship with house and kids and all of that. It ended in unspeakable tragedy.

    If you accept a devastating truth, then whether or not you are "destroyed" is up to you. If you can't recover, rebuild or reinvent yourself? Perhaps you aren't letting yourself do so.

    Geek alert: I am so thinking of the first episode of Firefly and the final scenes of Serenity because of this thread.
     
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    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    If it is as absolute as the OP indicates, then I'd choose the lie. But in reality I'd choose the truth and learn to deal with it.
     
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    It's probably a nother topic of its own but I think you can choose to believe things. Or at least I think there is some degree of choice involved in our beliefs.
     
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    Exception Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Did your friend go through a messy divorce or are you referring to actual carnage?
     
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    Are you askin' real me that doesn't afraid of anything, or fake me that lives a lie?
     
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    My daughter believes in Santa and she knows he's not real. True story.
     
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    Troof all the way baby. There are tons of times I could have taken the lie, or chose not to investigate so I could believe the best case- didn't take it though.

    Guess I just like to be miserable.

    Kind of related, I don't want to know everything, but that doesn't mean I like lies. Like I don't need a girlfriend telling me about how many dudes shes banged or if a stripper dry humped her at a bachelorette party and she liked it, but if she was going to say anyway I'd rather her not lie.
     
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    Also, I'd want the honest truth. Oh yes Jack, I can HANDLE the truth.
     
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    As it really isn't my story to tell, I'd rather not discuss it any further. Just be glad that you weren't there for any of it. I sure am.
     
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    naked duck It sure is cold without pants.

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    this. but in the spirit of the thread i would prefer the truth. why live with the lie? the truth will set you free.
     
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    Lies make me angry, no matter how small.
     
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    I think of it more as - would you ever tell a friend you prefer white lies over the raw truth.
     
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    Fuck that shit.

    I mean...I'd rather die in miserable knowledge than ignorant bliss.
     

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