Phil: Was Morrie Right?

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  1. Gosh, this is fascinating.
    Lying is telling something untrue to intentionally deceive someone. Omission is intentionally leaving out details to deceive. So on the topic of half-truths and omission, I think they can be just as bad as lying if the intention is to deceive. I personally think situations, like when Irena Sendler lied, are justified. But it’s not an easy topic and a multi-dimensional one. This is definitely something that has piqued my interest. I’m going to be looking into it further. Thanks, Phil Lollar for that 😀
    ….But tying this back to Morrie, he is still 100% in the wrong IMO. But I’m very excited to hear the whole interview.

  2. Literally studying a book called The Prince by Machiavelli and come to the question of “do the ends justify the means”….
    just can’t get away from this topic😂
    Don’t think my teacher will understand if I use Morrie as an example tho lol
    Incredible how this kids show has sparked such a deep debate about good and evil, can’t wait to hear the rest of the Morrie, Suzu, Emily arc!

    1. Exactly! I love that Odyssey has dared go this way and started these discussions!
      Machiavelli certainly believed that the ends justify the means. However, Phil doesn’t. He believes that the ends were good and the means were good. There was no need to justify them. That’s a slightly different topic and is more eerie in a way.

      1. That’s definitely what bothers me the most about these episodes is Phil trying to tell us what Morrie did was right…..
        I can kinda get on board with Morrie acting for the right reasons but justifying his actions goes too far.

  3. Have you ever heard Lamplighter Theater “The Hidden Hand”

    The main character sounds like Connie. One of the lines she says is “absolutely not.” So the answer of “was Morrie right” Capitolia comes crashing in on her hose shooting peas out of a gun saying Absolutely Not!!

  4. Haven’t listened to the whole thing yet, but it sounds like the person interviewing Phil Lollar is saying that half truths are OK, which I don’t think they are. But I agree with Mr. Lollar that God uses people to fulfill his will, in some cases lying to protect peoples’ lives. I believe that telling the truth should always be a moral standard, but some of Christ’s commands take higher priority, for example protecting others.

    1. No, the person interviewing Phil is not saying that half truths are ok. And Phil is absolutely wrong that we get to pick and choose what moral standards to follow in order to “protect” others. What made you think I believed half truths were fine?

      1. You kept talking about them as though that was different from lying somehow. If, like you guys were talking about, some bullies asked you point blank where the kid getting picked on was, would you tell them, and risk him getting hurt/killed? I think you have a moral obligation not to. You can either say you don’t know, which is telling a lie to protect the innocent, or you can say that you won’t tell them, which wouldn’t be lying, but could mean you getting hurt/killed. That decision is up to you. However, as a Christian it is your duty not to say where they are. That’s what I believe.

      2. You said that God telling Samuel to go to Bethlehem in ‘disguise’ is “a half truth” so you’re saying/admitting that God has told people to tell half-truths to fulfill his plan, which as you say are as bad as lies. So you’re saying that it is permissible to lie under certain circumstances, which I agree with. God will not hold us blameless if we let someone die because we failed to lie to keep them alive. So you sin if you tell a lie, or you sin by letting someone die. Once again it comes back to a “hierarchy of values.” If you sincerely believe that it is better to be responsible for someone’s death rather than tell a lie, that’s your decision to make. I won’t stand in your way.

  5. Telling lies should never be our standard, but what it comes down to is, which is worse: telling a lie, or saving a life. For me, life-saving is far above truth-telling. Maybe your “value hierarchy” is the opposite though. Also this is where I disagree with Phil. In this instance I believe God would want you to tell a lie, NOT the truth. Therefore in this case I don’t think telling a lie is sinning, because sinning is doing something wrong.

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