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Time to talk about religion and politics this holiday


November 21, 2018

One of the old adages many of us live by is that we should never talk about politics or religion. We are warned in November, with elections and family gatherings at Thanksgiving, that the quickest way to disharmony is to tackle these two topics. There are other controversies in November like which kind of cranberry sauce is best—but that’s for another day. We have all been warned to not discuss politics or religion. Perhaps that has been bad advice; perhaps this year we should have a serious talk about both politics and religion.

This month of giving thanks we might include in our blessings not only family and freedom but also the right to have diverse views about things most close t...

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