On the Perverse Utility of Falsehood

“Every lie is welcome that suits its purpose.”
-Thomas Paine

Nobody wishes to be called a liar, but many will believe in lies to reinforce a delusion.

To every lie, its purpose.



2 thoughts on “On the Perverse Utility of Falsehood

  1. Wow, this is great. I just started a new blog in admiration of Paine, though I’m not quoting him. Anyway, I did a search and found this and was impressed. I appreciate your time spent on this.

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