Daily Prompt: Polite Company

Daily Prompt: Polite Company

“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?

When I finally met my father who had been banished from ever contacting me, i was 48. The visit answered allot about who I am but it also left allot of questions. Some of the first words from my father where “I don’t talk , and I don’t talk about politics or religion.” So we didn’t talk much.

Some times I think its better not to know the person. Its better to just say how you feel and listen how they feel and then go on. Like conversations on a bus commute, they are short and generally one sided, yet not threatenings because you know there is a stop shortly.

But really, once you have expressed your dispensation toward an ideology of politics or religious persuasion, you have aligned your self in a camp. sometimes people just don’t like your camp.

But the real truth is you may say you are a democrat, republican or liberal, or a baptist, Presbyterian or Lutheran, but that doesn’t really say what you believe any more. All these camps are not so easily defined by a title or a platform as they used to be. It takes a conversation to separate your true belief from the pigeon hole of a title.

So anyway……….

“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?

I disagree, to a degree. discussions should be like the peals of an onion, small but lots. most people avoid anything that resembles a stand anyway. But it is true no one is entirely neutral.


Perennial plant propogator for Creekhill nursery. Over 40 years of experience with lots of plants from foliage, cut flowers, seasonal potted plants, annuals and perennials. A plant geek and nerd, i am

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