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Is it ever okay to lie?

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Visitor Comments: 12

(12) Aliza Naiman, February 8, 2010 1:30 AM

whenever he lies his nose gets longer.Don't lie!

this is very cute.

(11) zahava, November 26, 2009 10:28 PM

Truth Of Pinnichio

A while ago, I read an article somewhere that said when someone lies, their nose gets itychy.. Thouight I'd like to add that

(10) Bud, July 5, 2009 6:59 AM

The truth *IS* wrong :-)

Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler is known for his book ‘A Letter from Eliyahu’, published in English under the name ‘Strive for Truth’. Yet, the “truth” by Dessler is not what one would learn in logic class. He explains how “in the beginning of our education” we understood that ‘truth’ was when someone told the facts, while ‘lie’ was when the facts were changed. Then he explains how this is only one way of putting things. A better way – according to Dessler – would be to define ‘truth’ as something that brings us closer to “God’s will” and define ‘lies’ as things that help the “Devil’s business”.

(9) Betsy, July 3, 2009 9:13 PM

good ole disney

the subconscious, according to freudian psychology, sees the nose as a phallic symbol. this movie, in my opinion, actually encourages boys to lie by implying something really good will happen when they do!

(8) Meir Stone, July 1, 2009 2:56 PM

When the Truth is wrong

Yerushalmi Berachot 94 b "Rabbi Yonah said in the name of Rabbi Yose ben Gezirah all chatter is bad but all Torah chatter is good. It is also said All lies for the sake of peace are good but lies that help you to do evil are bad." Roul Wallenberg lied to the Germans he would claim that a Jew had a sister in Sweden and was under the protection of the Sweedish crown... That was a good thing!!

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