Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged. Between getting caught up in being a mom and googling over my new nephew free time is hard to come by.
Anyway, I have a question and maybe a little complaining to do. You know the saying "Never discuss religion and politics" Well, I used to think that was silly but as I get older I realize that there are circumstances in which that statement is a real lifesaver if not a necessity. I have Lots of friends who dont agree with my political stance and religious views and we can discuss it freely without offending each other or even arguing. Its because we respect each other as people and in the end we both know we aren't going to change each others minds. Then there are those who we Shouldn't discuss these things with.Not because we dont respect each other, Maybe its because the passion behind both views is too strong or maybe just because the actual discussion doesn't produce anything but frustration and anger. And I would assume its because both parties realize neither of us are budging on our personal views. Which really, who is going to change their entire view on religion and politics over a few conversation. Not likely. So why do people Really want to discuss it even though they know its not going to produce any good fruit. I don't send out emails bashing democrats to people who I know wouldnt appreciate it or rather would just be offended by it. (Actually I don't send those out to anyone) Just out of simple respect and the knowledge that there is no real need. Is there a reason that some insist on this? Maybe they aren't trying to be rude and truly just don't think about it or maybe it is all in jest.
When do you think its appropriate to discuss touchy subjects as these?
Just fishin for some opinions?