May 2008 Adults lie constantly to kids

On FAIR's review of MT's polygamy section, they continue to ask if it is the church's fault because the members believe erroneous things about how and what the saints believe about polygamy when they cite a few LDS sources that tell the truth about those misconceptions. Well yes, it is the church's fault because, although the apologists may read obscure, LDS scholarly articles, the average member does not read or even know about those kinds of things. Most members get their information from what they are taught, rightly or wrongly, in church and from reading The Ensign as well as conferences. If the church really wanted all of its members to know to stop believing the explanations that make polygamy acceptable like it wasn't illegal, they could solve this very easily by clearly teaching it in the manuals (not making members extrapolate the information) and by publishing clear articles covering these issues in The Ensign. FAIR may blame the members for being ignorant but MormonThink does not.

If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?

the polygraph operator can identify easily whether they are telling the truth or lie

Why “Show, Don’t Tell” Is the Great Lie of Writing …

Some think they are innocent as long as they say what is technically true, even though they intend to mislead others to believe what is not true. It is possible to tell things that are technically true, yet we leave out pertinent facts or otherwise so speak that we lead others to believe untruths.

said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer

Note that these people end up believing error, because they do not like the truth. They prefer teachers who "tickle their ears" - tell them what they want to hear. So they may end up believing they are acceptable to God, but they deceived themselves.

~Lin YutangAs important in a trusting relationship as the truths you share are the lies you never have to tell.