View Poll Results: Which is more of a taboo topic?

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  • Religion

    17 65.38%
  • Politics

    0 0%
  • Both Equally

    9 34.62%
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    Default Our two sensitive topics

    I know this seems like a odd thing to ask but what would you rather NOT discuss. I had always heard that the best way to make friends is to never talk about two things (the same two things that are scandalous here as well)... Religion and Politics. Supposedly, disagreement there is a guaranteed way to drive a stake into any friendship or attempt at one. Its seemingly human nature to want to be around people who are like ourselves, so what do you guys think? We approach these with caution why? And could a argument or disagreement about one of the two cause you to lose a friend or not make friends with someone?

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    both equally, I have friends with whom I never would've been friends if I did discuss religion with them or politics, because they had an extreme view on these things. You could even see it by looking at them that they were extreme supporters of a political group or a religious group, but that didn't stop me to become friends with them. But we never discussed one of these subjects (depending on what kind of person (s)he was) . But later on when you start to know each other a little better, you can discuss these subjects sometimes.
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    I would say religion. People in the States seem to be very religious toward Christianity. Some people even try to preach me about the goods of god and stuffs. I'm not much of a believer, so it's a bit fruistrating... My religion is Green (as in the color of the bills, BTW! LOL)

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    you should have added a "none" option, too
    I'm fine with either of them as long as the other isn't being a dick about it by ignoring my points and making things up to sustain his arguments...

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    I can/do get in heated debates about religion.

    Not too many in regards to politics cause I don't know that much about politics...

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    It lacks the option "I don't care"...yeah, I'm an atheist...

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    i chose religion. i'm almost certain that people are more fanatical about religion than they are about politics. in either case, arguing about preferences in each is like arguing whether ice cream or chocolate tastes better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shautieh View Post
    you should have added a "none" option, too
    I'm fine with either of them as long as the other isn't being a dick about it by ignoring my points and making things up to sustain his arguments...
    Me too. Actually, some of my friendships have been strengthened because we have dug into each other about our different religious and political views.
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    While I got to go with Shautieh here on, both doesn't matter to me.

    I think Religion is more of a taboo, because there isn't no scientific proof or anything just your creed, and faith..
    Politics while everyone might have their own oppinion, its about real things making it alot easier for someone say. "Ok you are right, you got a good point about it"
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    It should be obvious to anyone who has been here for any lenght of time that I'll happily debate almost any topic, religion and politics included.

    And indeed, why should religion and politics be considered more sensitive than any other topic? I can see no reason why this should be the case, and I can't see why it would be impossible to have a constructive debate on these issues either.

 

 
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