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Staving B.Philip Jonsson:
>At 12:07 11.5.2003 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>
>>The Catholic church, which has reasons to distinguish kinds of sins,
>>does make this distinction, thus making the types of lies threefold:
>>malicious, officious, and jocose lies.  Officious lies are those told
>>to benefit oneself or another.
>
>Is jocose lies a sin at all?  And where do they draw the line between
>lies and fiction?

This is a guess, but an author of fiction acknowledges it as such, and so
there is no intent to deceive.

Pete