Thursday, 10 March 2022

Which came first? Is it that evil people are liars - or that liars are evil?

Discuss...


8 comments:

Epimetheus said...

Seems like impulsive evil comes first, then the shame and guilt of such forces a choice: repent or lie. If the way of lies is chosen, one's evil becomes more conscious, calculated, and patient.

Alexeyprofi said...

When your deeds are evil you have to lie so others will still believe you and have good attitude about you

Lucinda said...

I think liars are usually trying a less costly way to obtain a good that they don't deserve, playing off the probability that they can shift responsibility onto the deceived in case of getting caught. To me this is just game-playing most often employed by those indifferent to morality, but still interested in something good.

I think of evil as being more 'honest' in a way, they prefer not to lie, they want credit for destruction of good, not to partake in it. Evil ones tolerate liars to help them destroy, but they do not value them.

Todd said...

Perhaps lying is a primary tool of evil, but the goal is the destruction of the good.
People who have good in them often start to use lies as a method of dealing with disappointment, or a tool to get what they want.
But the use of this primary tool of evil can make you more evil over time, without repentance.

HomeStadter said...

Lying. First you must lie to yourself.

Kathleen said...

Not all evil people are liars, nor are all liars evil.

Luke said...

I don't know. But this question interests me so I'll think on it.

Howard Ramsey Sutherland said...

I've lied and I've done evil. I repent of both. But I'm not sure which comes first, or if they always overlap.