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The Greatest Lie Ever Told...which is it for you ???

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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 06:58 AM
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We've all been lied to.
If you like it or not, and anyonewho says they havn't...is well...not telling the truth.

From as a child a little white to get us to go to sleep (ok, we'll go to the park tommorow..now sleep), to father christmas and the tooth fairy etc etc.

Later on in life we have to swallow lies like -

The magic bullet theory
The Gulf of Tonkin incident
Pearl Harbour
The Bible / Religion
Yes, i'l still love you tommorow
9/11
The cheques in the post etc etc etc

The list is endless and for everyone it's different.

What i'd like to know from you is - For you what is the greatest, if not the worse lie forced upon or accepted by mankind and why..
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:00 AM
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The biggest Lie for me would be Santa Clause.

But in the Realm of conspiracies I would say 911 would be the greatest lie ever told, a close second would be Pearl Harbor (Ie. the reason for it being attacked)


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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:04 AM
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The greatest lie ever told to humanity is that satan doesn't really exist.


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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:06 AM
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the history of mankind
and that we evolved from apes



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:06 AM
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kinda hard to tell...many of the worst lies have not been uncovered. But if I need to pick one that is known about...it would be legendary Bill Clinton swearing in front of cameras and God...that he DID NOT HAVE sexual relations with that woman.

Not that it's the worst lie ever told...but it's the most telling to me...since we have concrete TV proof...that officials, presidents, senators, will lie if they need to and that we are pretty naive trusting authority. They won't even blink twice before doing it.

And we keep on voting them in...by the truckloads.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:09 AM
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I'm going with "This won't hurt a bit."
I think we've all been a victim of THAT one!


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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:10 AM
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No lie is forced upon mankind, so I really can't give an answer in regards to that. As for the biggest lie ever told to the masses:

You're FREE

Edit: Re-read the thread and noticed I went offtopic, edited the post.
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:11 AM
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The constitution of the united states



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:12 AM
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I think , personally, it all depends when you where born.

For the boys born in the 40's who went to Vietnam, it must have felt such a betrayl to find out they went to war over something that never happened.

For us, it has to be the 9/11 - WMD fiasco.

For mankind as a whole, religion and god..more people have died in the name of religion than any other reason.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:13 AM
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For me (even though it is not as popular as others one could name) it would be those who say the Holocaust never happened. Why? Because those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The Government wants what is best for me and my family comes in as a sickening second.

Your vote counts.

We need to do a cavity search on your 92 year old grandmother to keep America safe for you.

I did not have sexual relations with that woman.

Anything that follows "Make no mistake"....

Fluoride is safe and good for you but don't swallow your toothpaste.

I could go on and on I am sure as most others here could. It is really kind of depressing to see how much dishonesty is floating around out there.
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:13 AM
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The Greatest Lie Ever Told...


Roswell...





posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:14 AM
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Originally posted by FidelityMusic
No lie is forced upon mankind, so I really can't give an answer in regards to that.


OK...not forced, but accepted by mankind..



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:15 AM
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Drinking your own urine is beneficial to your health.
They get me with that one everytime


Apart from that, the whole God thing.
Unless he's an alien...then maybe.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:16 AM
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There are a lot of lies out there.

Change You Can Believe In
I'm from the government, I'm here to help
You didn't build that
It takes a village.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:18 AM
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Originally posted by kimish
The biggest Lie for me would be Santa Clause.

But in the Realm of conspiracies I would say 911 would be the greatest lie ever told, a close second would be Pearl Harbor (Ie. the reason for it being attacked)


The First lie in your life would be this one, if you had this belief as a child.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:22 AM
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The banner on ATS that says "deny ignorance"

There is entirely too much ignorance on this site now



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:39 AM
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Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
For me (even though it is not as popular as others one could name) it would be those who say the Holocaust never happened. Why? Because those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The Government wants what is best for me and my family comes in as a sickening second.

Your vote counts.

We need to do a cavity search on your 92 year old grandmother to keep America safe for you.

I did not have sexual relations with that woman.

Anything that follows "Make no mistake"....

Fluoride is safe and good for you but don't swallow your toothpaste.

I could go on and on I am sure as most others here could. It is really kind of depressing to see how much dishonesty is floating around out there.
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How about anything that follows
"Let me be clear"
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:42 AM
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Originally posted by Thunderheart

Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
For me (even though it is not as popular as others one could name) it would be those who say the Holocaust never happened. Why? Because those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The Government wants what is best for me and my family comes in as a sickening second.

Your vote counts.

We need to do a cavity search on your 92 year old grandmother to keep America safe for you.

I did not have sexual relations with that woman.

Anything that follows "Make no mistake"....

Fluoride is safe and good for you but don't swallow your toothpaste.

I could go on and on I am sure as most others here could. It is really kind of depressing to see how much dishonesty is floating around out there.
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How about anything that follows
"Let me be clear"
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Nice!
We'll add that one and "I am not a crook!!"



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:44 AM
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This was exactly what came to my mind. The greatest lie ever told to mankind is Freedom or the illusion of Freedom. Sure Freedom is a real thing, but I don't think most men will ever taste it. True freedom is beyond the chains and bounds of anything linked to society itself. It isn't necessarily the government that defines or prohibits it, but what society puts boundaries on. There are things that are accepted and that are not.. And that in itself is a contradiction of freedom.

So again, FREEDOM is the greatest lie ever told.






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