Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Lying to ourselves about whether lying is lying
I am so tired of the constant dishonesty under the name of "marketing", "salesmanship" or "advertising". That certainly includes prostituting friendship as if it was currency, instead of something personal and precious. "I'll be your friend if you invite me to your birthday party" belongs in elementary school. When Alma tells Korihor he will be smitten if he denies God again and Korihor tries to get away with not technically denying God exists, God still smites him. Do we think our pretending our dishonesty is acceptable if we call it marketing, salesmanship, or advertising is fooling him? Isn't that just lying to ourselves about whether lying is lying?