In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Polite Company.”
“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.”
Debates and discussions are good, name calling and belittling people is bad.
Discussing and understanding religious beliefs other than one’s own is important to develop tolerance as it at times defines a major part of people’s identity. By discussing religion with others you can learn and understand others customs and traditions.
Discussing politics with other people is important too. Having conversations with others will help both parties learn more. After speaking to someone you may see something that you didn’t see prior to the conversation, be it good or bad.
When discussing religion or politics it is important to remember to discuss these topics calmly and know when to fold and agree to disagree.