“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with
people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?
I don’t believe in creating restrictions on what people can or cannot talk about. Our world is so overrun with ‘political correctness’ that it is nearly impossible to say exactly what you want without offending at least one person, if not many more. How are we to have a conversation about the hard questions if we’re not allowed to ask them?
Right now there are so many things happening internationally that require a lot of discussion to fully understand. Clear communication is essential to allow people all over the world to understand the different views of situations. As the world becomes more and more connected, this idea will only become increasingly necessary.
If a group of mature people want to talk about religion and politics, I say go for it. You are likely to learn something that changes the way you see the world, and how you interact with other people. On the flip side, you’ll probably help someone else realize something as well. It is the hard conversations that change the world and help us most to grow.
I do have one caveat. There is a line between discussing and preaching. I do not think it is at all fair to try to force my own opinions and beliefs on others. I don’t know their full story, therefore I really have no right to tell them what is best for their own life. So discussing ideas is fine, asking questions and talking, but I believe it is important to allow others to have their own beliefs.
Do you agree or disagree with the quote above? Why?