It’s all a matter of adding details and defining your terms.
A few weeks ago, a nosy polygraph examiner asked me if it was true that my people smoked marijuana during my sermons. Now I could have said “No, that’s against our religion!”, and prayed for the machine to blow a fuse.
But why take a chance? The easiest way to beat a lie detector is simply by telling the truth. You don’t have to tell the WHOLE truth or NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH - just THE TRUTH THE WAY YOU SEE IT. So, I didn’t deny anything. I just said, “No one in my church ingests, inhales, or injects foreign substances or drugs of any kind. It is entirely against our religion and is strictly forbidden.” And I was telling the absolute truth.
What I didn’t mention was that our marijuana isn’t foreign; we grow the shit domestically in the church greenhouse.
- From Dr. Bob’s Reality is Just the Way You See It
Taken from The Black Book of Mentalism by Robert E. Cassidy