Ultraviolet
Not all alternative interpretations of reality are lies, however. A lie requires 1.) knowledge of the truth 2.) preference for a falsehood 3.) a deliberate attempt to replace the former with the latter. Someone espousing an error stemming from mental illness or flawed politica/ religious ideology might well believe they're telling the truth.

My personal favorite, "The example you gave wasn't …More
Not all alternative interpretations of reality are lies, however. A lie requires 1.) knowledge of the truth 2.) preference for a falsehood 3.) a deliberate attempt to replace the former with the latter. Someone espousing an error stemming from mental illness or flawed politica/ religious ideology might well believe they're telling the truth.

My personal favorite, "The example you gave wasn't TRUE socialism and that's why it didn't work. This time will be different."
Tesa
"By now it is understood that this right to credibility, when applied to the Argentine, has risen to the level of a dogma, perhaps the only dogma that cannot be questioned in the church of mercy, especially when alternative interpretations of reality – which mortals prosaically call lies – are formulated precisely by him."