Quote by Charles Schulz: “There are three things I have learned never to ...”
The Third Thing You Shouldn’t Talk About In Polite Company – Home Ownership
When I was growing up, that expression was drummed into to me countless times. However I found I had an ungoing internal struggle against that "sagely" advice from my family. While, at the heart of it, I understood the reasons why I was being advised not to create a heated discussion that could cause irrevokable offense, it constantly nagged at me Yesterday, while reading through some of these fora it struck me Politics and Religion are two of the most influential factors on human existence and our future. By raising our children to not talk about either, small wonder shit never gets done.
Mark Twain , one of the greatest American authors and humorists, had a way with words beyond his books and stories. He was also quite sharp with insults and opinions, especially regarding politics and religion. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the gentle reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.
Charles Schulz — 'There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people Religion, Politics, and The Great Pumpkin. '.
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That general rule — to not talk about religion or politics — is simply to avoid conflict. I have written about this many MANY times. There are many times when it does NOT make financial sense to own a home. There are also times when it DOES make sense to own a home. Home ownership, like religion and politics, is a very emotional topic. People are connected to the idea of owning their home, just like a relationship with an actual human being.
When religion and politics ride in the same cart, the whirlwind follows. Those who believe that politics and religion do not mix, understand neither. Those who believe religion and politics aren't connected don't understand either. Politics and morality are inseparable. And as morality's foundation is religion, religion and politics are necessarily related.