In many places, whether at the dinner table, at work or on some internet forums, we can hear the mantra: "No Politics! No Religion!".
The logic behind this plea is that those hot topics are considered divisive. People tend to have strong opinions about them and tempers tend to flare. Thus, in order to prevent disputes in some social settings, we are often encouraged to avoid discussing politics and religion.
This approach is short-sighted and even damaging.