This is a question I’ve been wondering lately and I’m having trouble figuring out the answer. If someone is expecting you to lie to them and you expect them to lie to you and you both entered into that kind of situation in agreement, would it be sinful to lie?
Example: The card game of BS. You put down cards in a certain order, say what cards you’re putting down [ex. Two 7s] but by the game’s rules, lying is part of it. [ie: One could say ‘Two 7s’ but put down a 3 and 6.]
Here’s where I find my debate.
There’s a commandment against lying.
However, it does follow the principle of “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” because I know when I’ve played BS for example that I was perfectly willing for people to lie about their cards to me.
But then there’s also the fact that two people having unmarried intercourse are perfectly willing to reciprocate the behavior to each other is sinful.
And then there’s the thing that many agree that there are cases where we seem to accept lies (saying “You look good.” even if you don’t fully think so to avoid hurting feelings.)
So overall I’m kind of confused overall now as to whether that specific case is okay or if it’s sinful.