It’s been a while since a participated in the Daily Prompt. Although I’m sure you’ve all had withdrawals, I commend you for your perseverance for, uh, persevering through those tough times. But I’m back, and I’m here to alleviate your pain. Or add to it, depending on your point of view. Eh, fuck it.
I tend to agree with this statement. While I myself – that’s a little redundant, don’t you think? - don’t succumb to anger when discussing religion or politics, a good portion of people do. I tend to avoid conflict wherever possible because, well, I can’t stand it. Arguing and fighting are pointless. Nothing will ever get solved if voices are raised and anger is raging. Nobody can think coherently during those moments. So I try to avoid them if possible.
Some of the most commented and hotly debated posts in this very weblog (that’s what those extremely complimentary web bots call it) have been religious or political in nature. I respect, or try to, other’s opinions whether or not they concur (like a doctor) with me, but normally the debates always end up right back where they started because neither person will concede their position and it usually ends with me saying enough is enough since nothing is getting accomplished.
I do my best to respect the views and beliefs of others, I really do. But I tend to avoid those conversations when at all possible because most people are very passionate about them.
What about you, dearest reader? Do you enjoy discussing politics are religion with others? In your experience, how does that normally turn out?