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If you tell a lie and it becomes the truth, does it matter that you once lied?

In the way that some people questions whether or not the ends justify the means, I'm wondering if you tell a lie and it becomes the truth, does it matter that you once lied?

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  • Nov 16 2012: If your lie becomes the truth, what you did initially was to lie. So, morally it was not your intention to tell the truth.
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      Nov 17 2012: So morally it's not alright, but can it be accepted logically or socially?
      • Nov 18 2012: We expect politicians, banks, doctors, businesses, pharmaceutical companies and our lovers to tell the truth; there is nothing as desirable as the truth.
        An intention to misrepresent facts is not good socially, morally or logically.
      • Nov 18 2012: We expect politicians, banks, doctors, businesses, pharmaceutical companies and our lovers to tell the truth; there is nothing as desirable as the truth.
        An intention to misrepresent facts is not good socially, morally or logically.

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