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Is 'Honesty the best policy' is a debatable question which some people might agree with and others may disagree with. There is no right or wrong answer to this question it all depends on your opinion.

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Is Honesty the best policy? Is 'Honesty the best policy' is a debatable question which some people might agree with and others may disagree with. There is no right or wrong answer to this question it all depends on your opinion. People who believe in this statement will believe it is always be good to be honest. This is because if you are always honest you will never have a guilty conscience about things. For example if someone asks you if there new jumper is nice and it's obviously not you would tell them the truth although this could some times lead to upset. This would be absolute morality because you told them what you believe with out lying to make them feel better. ...read more.

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They could be telling someone they look good when they don't so they don't upset them. Little white lies are told on a daily basis. There is no way to get around it. Although honesty can important, some people think telling a three-year-old that the painting of which she is so proud looks more like a plate of spaghetti than a dog would undermine her self-confidence. Also if someone would except a painting they were given although it would look better on the bottom of a birdcage than in her living room. This would be relative morality. Most atheists would be considered relative moralists. The guideline of "lying when necessary" is best seen as an example of the "rule" that "there are no rules." ...read more.

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On the other hand, it would be right to lie: to a thief demanding to know the location of your safe; to a Nazi asking if you are harbouring any Jews; to a con man to regain money he swindled you out of. I there fore believe that being honest is good and bad. I think it is good to be honest for matters like stealing and that it can be good for telling to people to higher there self confidence. The problem with being a relative moralist is that sometimes it can get you in more trouble that you were originally in, in some cases. If this ever happens it is always better to just tell the truth and get it off your conscience. ?? ?? ?? ?? Will Smith 07/05/2007 ...read more.

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