The simple answer: although I believe that lying is generally wrong and to be avoided, the surrounding circumstances ultimately control whether it is acceptable. To give you the classic example, if a Nazi SS officer asks you whether or not you are harboring Jews (and you know that if you say yes, the officer will kill them), I believe that it is not only acceptable to lie in such a scenario, but it is actually ethical.
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