No. Not at all<br />
I think it is a style of presenting information or an argument.<br />
They will go on to explain a set of beliefs and statements about a subject and at the end say "Do you agree"<br />
Obviously in any philosophical / political argument there is always the rebuttle:<br />
I agree with point # 1,2,3 - and that may make sense, How ever in your statements and points about (x-y-z) I refute this and feel it is invalid for the following reasons:<br />
The person can go on and site research and referances on why somehting does not stand up to reason or authenticity.<br />
So really the maybe the focus is more on the person that is ansering the question and how easily can be be manipulated or swayed.<br />
Any one with strong beliefs and logical reasoning / and self confidence will know how to state their beliefs in a professinal and well stated manner no matter how the question is stated or arranged.<br />
This is only my opinion from what I have seen in University and debates and common experainces in conversations with every day adults that have strong opinions and knowlege in a an area they are being asked about.
Leading and clever I'd say :)
No. If they say, " you DO agree, don't you?" then yeah. Nice try though
They are leading questions. I posted one just now, with 3 possible responses, but would be happy with any creative reply.
Only to those without a mind of their own.
You mean something like....do you agree that I'm going to eat you?..do you agree that tonight is a doggie night....do you agree I'm going to rape you?..those kinda stuff?
Not particularly. You have to use the english language properly if you are going to converse in English.
No offence, because I like every one, but read the beginning of your question "Do you agree" & no I don't think you or others are being manipulative with such a short question. It could be but those type of questions have things after that point out the manipulation to most people. Thanks. Take care. :)