While doing some extensive research for yesterday's post (surfing youtube) I came across another Christine O'Donnell clip. In this one she is seeking to promote the idea that lying is always wrong. Fair enough.
However Eddie Izzard is also on the show with her and he asserts that there are grades of lies, that some lies are more serious than others and that sometimes it is better to lie. He asks Miss O'Donnell what would she do if, during the second world war she had been harbouring Jews from the Nazis and Hitler came to the door and asked her where they were. Would she lie then?
The Bible clearly teaches against lying (e.g. Exodus 20:16 and Leviticus 19:11) but is it always wrong? When is it ok to tell a lie if ever? How can we always be truthful and yet avoid problems like in the senario above?
Your comments would be most welcome.