As a child, I was told to never discuss politics and religion.
I thought that was a crock. What the hell else are you supposed to discuss?
I gleefully discussed both all the time, flying in the face of good manners.
Now I’m older and I really think it’s best if I don’t know my friends’ politics or religion.
It might be better if we stick to safe things, like sex.
It depends. Sometimes there is an opportunity(and it is RARE) to talk about religion and politics. The brits do it better than us – they get rowdy(just look at a session of parliament), but they can have a drink after and not be bothered. We take it all very personally here, I think. I know I do.