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Message 60 of 78 (722177)
03-17-2014 3:27 PM
Reply to: Message 59 by RAZD
03-17-2014 3:04 PM

Re: when is a false statement a lie?
One simple rule of thumb could be that the first time a false statement is made that it is given the benefit of the doubt, but that if it is repeated after it has been demonstrated to be wrong then intent can be inferred.
A factor that should included is whether the person making the false statement knows/believes that statement to be false.
In the case of Faith, she knows these statements she is making to us are true so she is not lying to us.
Unfortunately, to believe what she does in spite of the evidence we have presented, she is lying to herself.

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