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What Are "the Lying Arts?"

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on June 17, 2002 01:35:12 UTC

1. Appeal to emotion INSTEAD of reason.

This is a lying art BECAUSE reason can support emotion honestly. Sometimes emotion will cloud
the issue.

2. Play morality games INSTEAD of Love games.

This is a lying art BECAUSE morality turns individuals into "units." One of the most ironic
is the accusation that members of another group
"treat people like things." But the person holding that view has just turned all those individuals into "morality things" without getting to know and love them.

3. Say "It is proven" or "I can prove it" and then present a muddled, disorganized, vague case.
One began with a conceited belief and never admitted one could be mistaken. One joined with other like-"minded" persons.

Usually... not always... ( I do not make them units, but observe that in my experience ) these folks
1) play morality games instead of love games
2) appeal to emotion instead of reason.


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