Do you enjoy discussing religion or politics with your friends?

Portugal
August 7, 2010 11:35am CST
I know there are a lot of people that are not comfortable discussing subjects like religion or politics, even with friends, but I don't see why not. I personally love this type of discussion, you get to know other points of view and, maybe, even reflect on them and have them change your opinion. No matter what I love how we all think differently about subject and it's great knowing that even though we have different opinions and sometimes get carried away while discussing them we are still friends, and no one gets upset!
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@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
7 Aug 10
My sister hates for me to talk about religion. I have seen her roll her eyes for even praising God when something gets done. Politics she is more serious than me on when we used to talk about it. I don't mind talking about it as long as people don't get insulting, angry, and they remember it's only to get other people's ideas. I have seen some people just get really upset to even begin a conversation regarding these two topics.
• Portugal
7 Aug 10
I really don't get it. I'm not a religious person myself but I find others faith to be very interesting. I often want to learn more about it but people get offended when I ask questions...
@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
7 Aug 10
Sometimes frustration because to a person who has accepted Christ we just take it for granted that it's easy for another person to do the same. I sit and talk to Mormons who come knocking on my door, if I have time. I will be more than happy to go over scriptures with them. I took a philosophy class that helped me understand why people think differentlly.
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
8 Aug 10
I prefer to discuss about religion than politics, religion is deep and we can love each other with religion,but politics i hate it,so many disgusting people on politics.
@blueboy3 (123)
• Ireland
8 Aug 10
With respect, I find that religion and its adherents and can be as problematic as politics and its adherents.
@jujunme (2303)
• United States
7 Aug 10
you must have some very open minded friends and relatives. Topics, such has relgion and politics, can lead to many heated arguements. When it come to religion, most people are set in their ways and it is alnost impossible to change or alter their beliefs or opinions. I myself will sometimes discuss religion and political views with those i know have somewhat similar beliefs and so, it becomes easier to share our opinions with each other
• Portugal
8 Aug 10
the point in discussing these subjects isn't changing someone's mind, it's getting to know their beliefs and seeing if you are able to understand others' point of view. I don't think it's about being open minded, it's about respect, I respect them and their intelligence, and as such their opinions, and they feel the same about me. Discussing subjects with someone who agrees is no fun, because you don't need to justify yourself, nor will you find anything new!
@blueboy3 (123)
• Ireland
8 Aug 10
I do enjoy both kinds of dicussion and think that both are very healthy. However, sometimes I find it frustrating because we can have such different mindsets concerning religion and politics. It can be hard to find even a shared vocabulary on these topics. I often have these kinds of conversations with one of my brothers, and we agree on a lot of points, but so much time is taken up with trying to understand what the other is saying. Sometimes the key issues are not what you believe or hold, but why or on what basis you do? Some of my friends cannot seem to question (not disregard the fundamental views) and so there is little room for discussion.
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
i do love to share my thoughts to my friends regarding politics or religion. Even though most of them prefer not to respond because topics like these do not catch their interests, i still continue to tell them what is inside my head with subjects like these. There are also few of them who gets back at me with their opinions and that is the time when a great debate between friends occur. ^^
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
I would rather choose religion than politics. But I also prefer that we have the same religion "catholic". Because I experienced before, while discussing opinions with other religions some are not open-minded and it just turned into an argument.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Aug 10
Discussions of poliics or religion can get heated sometimes. When these discussions are with a stranger or acquaintance, opinions are not as importaant to you. When it involves a friend and you have a difference of opinion, it vcan put a strain on the relationship. I try not to mix these discussions with friends just for that reason.