I think it's important to keep people honest, and to try to be consistent. Also, while my core beliefs and values are very firm, I try to have flexible thinking beyond that. It makes me question things, and rarely take things at face value.
Also, I consider Tempester an AS friend, like yourself, and I'm a big believer that if you can't shoot straight with your friends, who can you shoot straight with?
By the way, how are things going for you? Are you recovering from your illness well? Sorry about lack of PPPL lately. But hopefully it won't be too long before I write more of it.
Lot of good posts in the XBox One thread (I agree with your newest post completely), and I liked your most recent VM on Tempester's page. One thing I've always liked about you is your outspokenness and willingness to confront people on things.