Is being silent the equivalent to lying? Recently I got into an argument with a friend. They said that if asked a question, and one chooses not to answer in any way, then they are lying. I opposed this statement. If an individual doesn’t say anything about a particular subject, then they did not put out any information- yet they did not make a false statement. It’s fair to say, though, that maybe this person is hiding something, however that is not an acted false statement. I still stand for my word, but I can stand corrected with the right explanation. However, I decided to turn to all of you- is silence a lie?