History YMMV / TheInventionOfLying

29th Feb '16 10:23:53 PM Gaon
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** Given that Ricky Gervais, (who wrote the movie) is an atheist, this was probably the whole point. How you feel about religion sort of determines the message - is it a good result that came from a lie, or does it not matter that the result is good since it came from a lie?

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** Given that Ricky Gervais, (who wrote the movie) is an atheist, this was probably the whole point. How you feel about religion sort of determines the message - is it a good result that came from a lie, or does it not matter that the result is good since it came from a lie?lie? [[TakeAThirdOption Or is it not a lie at all?]]
5th Apr '14 5:35:03 PM Fireblood
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** It often comes off less like this is a world where no one lies, than a world where everyone is a complete {{Jerkass}}.

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** It often comes off less like this is a world where no one lies, than a world where everyone is a complete {{Jerkass}}. Apparently not only can people not lie, they ''must'' say whatever comes to mind.
21st Mar '14 9:21:07 AM Eegah
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** It often comes off less like this is a world where no one lies, than a world where everyone is a complete {{Jerkass}}.
17th Mar '14 3:53:06 PM Tuckerscreator
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*** "Good lie" or "Bad lie" are not the only options. You do realize there are people who actually believe that Christianity is true, right?
5th Jul '13 7:48:05 PM PlatinumBeetle
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*** "Good lie" or "Bad lie" are not the only options. You do realize there are people who actually believe that Christianity is true, right?
1st Apr '13 4:36:47 PM Austin
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* {{Fanservice}}: Jennifer Garner cheerfully and innocently talking about masturbating.
29th Mar '13 9:14:56 AM hullflyer
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** Given that Ricky Gervais, (who wrote the movie) is an atheist, this was probably the whole point. How you feel about religion sort of determines the message - is it a good result that came from a lie, or does it not matter that the result is good since it came from a lie?
5th Mar '13 12:50:40 AM Fireblood
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* FridgeLogic: People aren't familiar with lying, but they evidently are with mistakes; the idea that, if there's ever a contradiction between people's senses or memories and what Mark says, that Mark couldn't jus be mistaken, never seems to cross anybody's mind (even in cases where Mark states that somebody isn't drunk, despite physical evidence that they are, and despite how this recasts the assertion of the police officer that they are as a mistake).

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* FridgeLogic: People aren't familiar with lying, but they evidently are with mistakes; the idea that, if there's ever a contradiction between people's senses or memories and what Mark says, that Mark couldn't jus just be mistaken, never seems to cross anybody's mind (even in cases where Mark states that somebody isn't drunk, despite physical evidence that they are, and despite how this recasts the assertion of the police officer that they are as a mistake).
17th Jan '13 8:40:25 AM Eegah
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* {{Fanservice}}: Jennifer Garner cheerfully and innocently talking about masturbating.
10th Dec '12 5:00:46 AM IsadorLevi
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* FridgeLogic: People aren't familiar with lying, but they evidently are with mistakes; the idea that, if there's ever a contradiction between people's senses or memories and what Mark says, that Mark couldn't jus be mistaken, never seems to cross anybody's mind (even in cases where Mark states that somebody isn't drunk, despite physical evidence that they are, and despite how this recasts the assertion of the police officer that they are as a mistake).
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