Creative accounting

Topics: Morality, Ethics, Lie Pages: 3 (1240 words) Published: November 6, 2013
Lying, something that is done by every human being at some point in their life whether they mean to or not. Why do humans lie though? Every person has told a lie to someone at some point for something whether it was to cover up something that they didn't want the other person to find out or maybe to keep someone from feeling bad about themselves. Webter dictionary defines lying as marked by or containing falsehoods.(merriam-webster) Webster dictionary also defines the word lie as to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive.(merriam-webster) So people lie every day even to people they love to deceive them from the truth. What would make people do that to one another and how is it effecting the self-image of the people lying and getting lied too?

To better understand the lie a look into the history of a lie is necessary. No one has much proof of where the lie originated but according to a lot of religious orientations the original lie came from Satan the Devil. The story is that God made the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, in a perfect world and only gave them one rule and that was that they could eat from all the vegetation's and fruit but could not eat from the tree of the forbidden and said that if they ate from that tree they will die. There was then an angel in the heavens that would get praise for being one of the most beautiful angels. The problem that arose is that he wanted more and he wanted to be worshiped so he took the shape of a serpent in the garden of eden and told the first lie. He told Eve that "you certainly will not die" pretty much saying that God was a liar and therefore completing the first lie. Not knowing that there could even be a lie Eve believed him and went and ate the fruit and therefore God took their perfection away and therefore this is the reason why we as humans are imperfect to this day because of the first lie.(bible) A lot of christians refer to this as the greatest lie ever told. Lying has been viewed as wrong...
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