What is lying? According to Wikipedia, a lie is a statement used intentionally for the purpose of deception. The liar would have to already set in their mind that they want to deceive or mislead the person they are telling the lie to. Everyday people make the choice whether to tell the truth or not. According to the Ten Commandments, it says “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” In other words, to not lie about or to peers. It is obvious that lying is bad if you get caught. Lying is wrong. Most people would say that lying is wrong, except when there’s a good reason behind it, which means that lying is not always wrong in certain situations. What are the effects of lying? The effects are to remember your lies, losing people’s trust, and it being addictive.