In response to this writing prompt:
“It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?
I totally agree with this statement. These are two “touchy”/”hot button” issues that are inappropriate to discuss in mixed company of people we already know, let alone around people we don’t know. Like no two people being alike, not everyone shares the same religious views/preferences or political preferences/standpoints. The way to alienate anyone is to begin to berate them for their views just because they don’t fit your worldview.
I’m also of the belief that on Facebook, the conversations of both should be kept to a circle that doesn’t mind the discussion. But, when that fails, just ignore whoever is trying to incite the conversation. That’s the beauty of free speech – you’re free to ignore it. 🙂