Friday, September 16, 2005

Politics and Religion

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?

8 comments:

Dayzed But Not Confused said...

If I didn't send out "those" kind of emails....I'd have no reason to email anyone.


p.s. your husband is gay

John F. said...

It doesn't really matter because my view is the only one that is right and I dont share it because I dont want anyone else to know the truth.

P.S. Day would know he is the one that made him gay.

Miss Sara said...

Sara,
Some people just HAVE to be right ALL THE TIME, and if you don't agree with it, they purposely bring it up in order to mock you with your "stupidity." It's ridiculous. That's why I don't discuss religion or politics with my grandfather. It's useless. Stick to the friends who respect your opinion and talk to the other ones about whether Teletubbies are gay, or something equally amusing. ;)

Sarafu said...

Apparently Teletubbies and my husband are gay! :)

Sarafu said...

Apparently Teletubbies and my husband are gay! :)

Daniel said...

I'm not gay, er, uh, shut up Richard! Yer head has a ...... candy shell.

John F. said...

dang it!!

patty said...

I say "say whatever the hell you want to whoever the hell you want whenever the hell you want." so there.BUT I don't have very many friends either, so guess that's why. now shut the hell up and leave me alone. yeah....... yer all gay!!!!!

ps. You can email me at charter....