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.

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