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How do you quench your thirst for politics?

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by JesusMyFriend, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. JesusMyFriend

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    I guess one of the answers many will give is to discuss politics on RF, and I agree, RF is helping me as a platform where I can openly talk about my own views and opinions and different topics such as religion and politics and at the same time listen to other people's opinions.
    However, lately I had been talking to one of my bffs and on a gc on politics, but unfortunately it ended up on fights and arguments. Neither of us was willing to deny we were wrong or change our opinions. Therefore it became a matter of being told "I'm right you are wrong", "your opinions are irrelevant", "your opinions are trash" and so on, until I decided to just forbid politics, as personally it always led to disgust and emnity. Because politics is such a big part of me, I find it this very difficult but for the good if friendship (which is above politics) this topic is a no-no now.

    Basically to quench my first I mainly talk to my parents, especially my mother. She's a lawyer and a specialist in international relations and human rights therefore she is always able to explain political issues to me. She's very knowledgeable about literally everything under the sun. That's why I consider her my best teacher and always turn to her when I have any doubt, question, etc. The good thing about her is she's a highly critical and objective person and she has taught me to become like that too (I'm still learning though).
    I also made kind of a politics account on social media where I just randomly post my opinion on different things, in order to be able to freely express my opinion. I also have other best friends with whom I AM able to talk about politics. They are very passionate about it and even if we may disagree on something, we also learn from each other.
    Last but not least, I read articles, books , read news and watch documentaries in order to form my opinion on things and learn more.
     
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  2. rocala

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    A very good question. I am not sure that I ever quench my thirst despite a life long interest in politics.

    My spiritual beliefs lead me to a gentle approach, my practical sense tells me that on occasion you just have to work with what you have. Sometimes my heart genuinely feels that a few firing squads would do wonders for my country.
     
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  3. Sunstone

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    Political awareness seems more of a duty than a thirst to me. But I'm old fashioned. I think citizens have obligations as well as rights, and one of those obligations is to be as well informed as is necessary and possible to participate in politics in an informed manner.
     
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    In my opinion it would be much better if people do not pay much attention to politics. Politicians fill the airwaves with lot of sophistry and emotive nonsense to distract people from the shortcomings in their performance. In my view people should tune all that out and vote in terms of how their lives have been actually impacted by the government policies over the term of office. If positive, vote for...if not vote against. Simple.
     
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    I'm of the opinion that there are no winners in politics. These debates and issues have been going on for many, many years. There's no winning, argument, position or side. Few people can take a side in a political debates and not let it get personal.

    I always felt that in Matthew 22:21 Jesus said "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's." Jesus was advising folks to stay out of politics. There's no peace in politics.

    Unfortunately politics is always tempting. Sometimes I wish I'd turn off the news, avoid social media and just deal directly with people. I get along with most everyone. Don't need to know their political views or religious views. Folks generally have enough moral common ground to get along fine.
     
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    Yes completely agree with you in that case. However not so many people see it that way. The tend to think their lives have nothing to do with politics and always turn their backs to problems that are happening nowadays. For example, every time I mention a worry or a sad event like terrorist attacks, etc some of my friends just ignore me.. and when I question them on that they say their life is already full of problems for them to care about these problems. Sad but true..
     
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