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Thank you again. I guess the people on the site cannot always be taken so literally. Afterall, the are fallible too. I feared the absolute conviction that a lie is a lie and there are never any reasons to lie — as in to save a life.

As one poster put it though, he would rather face God and say “I lied” rather than face God and say “I allowed someone to die because I did nothing.”

I will read St. Augustine. My grandmother quoted him and read him all the time. She often used St. Monica as an example of the wonderful power of prayer.