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K_Michael_Tolman
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Christfollower
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Is honesty more important than being nice or respectful?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2019 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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K_Michael_Tolman

Pro

First round is acceptance. I look forward to debating with you.
Christfollower

Con

I accept. I look forward to debating with you! :)
Debate Round No. 1
K_Michael_Tolman

Pro

Obviously, Since I'm here on DDO, I believe that my opinion matters and that others should hear it. So whatever I believe to be true is what I'm going to say to you, Not whatever is nice or makes you feel better. That being said, I still think that being as respectful and courteous as possible is the best policy, No matter what the behavior my opponent or even someone I talk to in real life is. But in most circumstances, Honesty should come first, Rather than hedging about to avoid hurting people's feelings.
Christfollower

Con

Although honesty is important, Without love, Kindness, And respect, It is just a wrong as telling a lie.
There is a way to tell something truthfully with respect without hurting other peoples feelings.
Debate Round No. 2
K_Michael_Tolman

Pro

I'm not saying that we can't have those things. They ARE important. But it is better to hurt someone's feelings with the truth than to say the things they want to hear.
Debate Round No. 3
K_Michael_Tolman

Pro

Very well. My opponent has agreed with my argument. I rest my case.
Christfollower

Con

yep! I agreed with you at the start but wanted to see your arguments.
Debate Round No. 4
K_Michael_Tolman

Pro

Vote for me if you care. Y'all probably don't. Oh well.
Christfollower

Con

Vote pro :) Show the world that honesty is important, But still be respectful and kind.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by melcharaz 3 years ago
melcharaz
Honesty is important, How we relay that honesty can affect how others recieve it. Sometimes being blunt gets the point across, Sometimes patience and kindness makes them think. Just depends on the person.
Posted by Thoht 3 years ago
Thoht
Truth is paramount to all other virtues.
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