Q: There are 2 gates, one that leads to heaven and one that leads to hell. In front of each gate there is one guard. One guard can only lie, and the other can only tell the truth. You can only ask one question. What question do you ask?
A: Ask one of the guards "If I asked the other guard which door lead to heaven, what would he tell me?" Choose the opposite of how he answers you.
The LIAR will lie about what the honest guard would tell you. The honest guard will tell you what the LIAR will tell you. An intelligent mind can learn from a liar. It can also learn from the truth.
Do we know that the story is a lie from the outset? If so, then it's a close call becasue we can learn much from lies known about ahead of time. Most of the historical lessons that guide us are, I believe, the mistakes of others. But, even though lies that are known are valuable, they only leave us with "what not to do" and tell us nothing about what we should be doing. So, I have to go with the truthful story.
However, if we don't know the story is a lie, then definitely, the truthful story, because a story that is a lie (and we don't know it to be a lie in advance), is a deception and it could be a deadly one.
So, I think I'd have to go with the truthful story as the most valuable.
If you're talking about someone that's a blank slate, I believe the most can be learned from the truth. If there's nothing there to begin with, and the situation's a lie, nothing will truly be learned when compared to the truthful situation for the learning from the lie will skewed with deception and misinformation. And what are you really learning if you're deceived and misinformed? I don't believe one can spot a lie without knowing the truth.
the biggest lies story is the one about draco the athenian harsh law giver,that affects in a negative way most everyone in the world and since it is by force everyone is eating it,I CAN ELABORATE ON WHAT I have said and now the biggest truth story is the one about JESUS CHRIST and I also can elaborate well on both stories which is lies or TRUTH, AND YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE
That depends upon the kind of lie. A lie is a potential truth either for someone else or a different time. When the Wright brothers had said that I have flown, would have been a lie one day and a truth the next. Is there anything imaginable that has not happened to someone, somewhere, at some time. It is the details (who when where) that make the body of the story true or false.
Each and every story has a home somewhere in History, therefore no story is a lie. To some person, somewhere in time it was a true story, sadly most are forgotten in the mists of time. Truth is in an individuals perception of the story. Tell a story in a crowd, then ask each person individually what it meant to them personally. The replies will span a broad spectrum, within infinite variations on your original story. Fun isn't it!
An open mind sees the lessons in both. Even Jesus used fables (which are acceptable lies, like fiction) to get his point across. When we look at it as a lie, for it's own sake, I think that when we pick apart the lie and find the truth behind it, our minds have learned more from the searching. And we learn how to look past the face of the lie, to tell the difference between lie and truth. A valuable experience.
Whoever said that truth is stranger than fiction had an excellent point.Although some things are too good to be true, they are true so people do not believe it.People, for example, lie about their age; and there is no way of knowing unless you can check official documents. Some people have two or more IDs.I met someone who had IDs in her maiden name, married name and pseudonyms/aliases; and she got welfare support/ food stamps etc. Another person is disable and apparently her income is too high because she got less than $100- unless she is telling a lie. In our topsy turvy world, people believe a lie because it sounds more logical than the truth.
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