Myself, I just use my actual opinions -- I'm so bad at lying convincingly, and even if I was better, I have better things to spend my cognitive faculties on than keeping track of which people I tell which lies to.

OTOH, that's a very bad idea with people who don't already know you. (In that case, I play it safe, e.g. in the past couple years I only ever mentioned my beliefs in a God or the lack thereof to people I had already known for months, or whose ideas on the matter I already knew.)

More "Stupid" Questions

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read31st Jul 2013498 comments


This is a thread where people can ask questions that they would ordinarily feel embarrassed for not knowing the answer to. The previous "stupid" questions thread went to over 800 comments in two and a half weeks, so I think it's time for a new one.