…for those who assume I am a moral idiot who thinks a priest could not use a disguise to hide from those trying to murder him, be aware that I have, many, many many times pointed out that not all deception is lying. So, for instance, disguises are not lying. Equivocation (“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up”) is not lying. Mental reservation (I am neglecting to inform you of what I talked to my confessor about) is not lying. Evasion (Nazi: Do you know about any subhuman Jews hiding in this neighborhood? Me: I don’t know of any subhuman Jews in the neighborhood, but may I say that I admire the way your Fuehrer makes the trains run on time? And your uniforms are, I must say, very smart looking. Would you like to come in and search my apartment? I was just reading this morning in my Bible Paul’s injunction to obey Caesar. Its in Romans 13. I think it’s *so* important for Christians to be good citizens, don’t you?”… all while neglecting to mention that secret room in your attic where the Jews are well hidden.)
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