"If you repeat a lie ling enough, people will begin to believe it". Is this true

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  1. ixwa profile image84
    ixwaposted 8 years ago

    "If you repeat a lie ling enough, people will begin to believe it". Is this true? Why?

  2. JBeadle profile image79
    JBeadleposted 8 years ago

    Maybe - but I have a feeling when that happens you become one of those people who can't look themselves in the mirror anymore.  And that isn't good.  Except for things like "does this dress make me look fat?" - I think honesty is the best policy.

  3. savagepriest profile image60
    savagepriestposted 8 years ago

    lies when repeat again and again hides the identity of truth just like during the early days it was thought that earth was the center of the solar system

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    Personal-Injuryposted 8 years ago

    I think people just end up thinking i have herd that lots of times so it must be true, specially if they herd it from differnt people.

  5. SteveoMc profile image74
    SteveoMcposted 8 years ago

    As long as no one is interested or invested in the truth, then they will begin to believe it.    It simply means that they don't care what the truth is, and you can believe whatever you want to believe.

    There is a whole group of people who love to lie to each other and to encourage the lies.  They tell them whenever they can and fight with anyone who disagrees with them.....they are called conservatives.   These people do not care what the truth is.   They love the stuff that they make up.

  6. profile image56
    bipolarmusicposted 8 years ago

    I don't know if people will believe it or not, but you could start believing it yourself.

  7. dabeaner profile image61
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Personal-Injury inadvertently hit on an answer due to his misspelling "herd" for "heard".  Humans are herd animals.  Most submit to authority and accept what they say.

    How else to explain the blind acceptance of stupid religions?
    How else to explain the blind acceptance of the utterances of weaselly politicians?

    http://hubpages.com/hub/do-you-really-w … overeignty

  8. puebloman profile image60
    pueblomanposted 8 years ago

    You are quoting Josef Goebbels I think. He repeated many lies to the German people and they believed him. After all, Hitler was democratically elected.
    On the other hand, the German people were ready willing and able to be deceived. The time was right and they were ripe to receive lies.
    My point is that it always takes two. There always has to be a willing or weakened receiver of the lie. Self confident, well educated assertive people fall for repeated lies less easily than do superstitious frightened people.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 8 years ago

    Some people will believe it.
    Because  lies are very powerful tools used by manipulative people to get what they want;  and unless and until the lie is exposed for what it is, in a way that proves the innocence of the target of the lie, the lie will continue to be spread through rumor and fear.   Often, the target gets shunned and reviled,  while the liar sits back and laughs.   The victim gets trapped into a corner and seems to have no way to really defend himself/herself without looking as bad as the liar.
    And you asked "why?"----sometimes because the liar looks harmless and of course hides the lie under a few  truths,  so people are inclined to believe them.  Remind ya of anyone?  Like maybe......Satan!
    I hate lies.  And I pray to God not to hate the liar.  It's very tempting to hate the liar.   After all, which of us has not been the victim of a liar?   Few of us I bet.

    P.S. I'm a conservative,  and I'll expose a LIE right now-----the second half of SteveoMc's post!
    Shame on you SteveoMc.


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