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
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?
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. :)