Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Watching Liars Lie

It is educational to watch convincing liars just so that when you are face-to-face with a liar, you can hopefully pick up on the same tells. Perhaps not consciously, but at least you will feel unsettled enough to keep asking questions.

I noticed the moral indignation. Or a slight whiff of "I'm too good to stoop to that level" kind of thing. Or exaggerated emotional reactions.

I recall that when I would lie as a child, I would start crying due to the fear of getting caught. I would then use that emotional energy to try and gain sympathy from the listener.

This is a similar reaction I have seen from numerous Protestant Pastors I have confronted over the course of my lifetime.

When you ask them why they are acting so emotional about the thing you are confronting them about, they will lie about the real cause. Obviously, they are hiding something.

This brings to mind:
Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil. 

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