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No culture in the world recommends lying. But it seems western culture is typically strict with a lie and dishonest. Why is that?


Native speaker’s answer


This may be due to the fact that Christianity (and many other religions) prohibits lying, which is considered to be a sin. Thus, it is seen as morally and ethically wrong. As there is a huge overlap between religion and culture, this kind of ethical code has persisted until today - even though many people are no longer very religious.

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