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    Re: Politics and religion - two subjects to avoid in conversation

    Well, we have always had an unwritten rule in our family that politics and religion are off limits at family gatherings, Holiday Dinners/Picnics, Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, Mitzvas, Graduations, and the like.
    Great Grandma would take the broom to any group who dared get into such a discussion. Outside of family functions, they were fair game.
    Work Functions have always had a similar "unwritten rule"

    Many of the people I work with have vastly different notions and I have, on occasion, found my professional respect for some to suffer when I found out their political or religious views, so I learned to avoid such discussions in work environs.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Politics and religion - two subjects to avoid in conversation

    LarsMac a very wise position.

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    Re: Politics and religion - two subjects to avoid in conversation

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    The best way to learn about religion and politics is to discuss it with people who share completely different viewpoints from your own. It's a two-way street those who don't want to learn will not enter discussion those who do will. Though I would agree there is a time and a place but what do you do if at work you see someone being picked on because of their religion - I live in a country where which football team you support for some people gives away your religion you'd have to add football to your list of subjects to avoid in some places I have been working.

    The indyref in Scotland galvanised political discussion mostly it's on a passionate but civilised basis but people want to talk politics you find total strangers standing discussing politics without falling out about it.

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