Source:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anne_Frank_stamp.jpg Lying to protect The moral intent is to use a “small sin” like deception to prevent or mitigate a “greater sin.” A perfect example is of the non-Jewish Dutch citizens in the Netherlands who lied to Nazi officials about the whereabouts and presence of Anne Frank and her family during World War II. “ Benevolent” Lying
Punishment The inevitable punishment that would result from the revelation of truth is so unthinkable or unbearable to the liar, that the liar creates a false reality or perception to the authoritative figure. Example: A child lying about breaking a cookie jar and blaming it on siblings. Source: www.familycircus.com Lying to “Save Face”
Condemnation The liar does not want to disappoint or be disapproved of in some manner by the person(s) being lied to that the liar creates a false reality to avoid the disappointment. Example: a minister lying about having a relationship outside of marriage or financially fleecing the flock. Source: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H5PQQWTVL._SS500_.jpg Lying to “Save Face”
Notas do Editor
Our presentation is on the subject of lying. We plan on introducing this concept and showing positive and negative examples. Lying is defined as the deliberate act of deviating from the truth.