Two things most men don’t like to talk about are politics and religion.
Most men stay away from politics because there are only two sides to the coin. If the person you’re talking to agrees with you, then that’s that. If they don’t, then you’re not sure if you still want to be friends with them. It’s best just to keep your mouth shut.
Most men stay away from religion because it’s personal, and there are so many options to discuss. It usually starts with the phrase, “I believe…” and you fill in the rest. In religion, it’s even less likely that people will agree, and then, again, you’re not sure if you still want to be friends.
It’s interesting how intertwined politics and religion truly are. Most people either derive their beliefs about God from their politics, or they derive their policies from what they believe about God, and the two are often mutually exclusive.
What has my attention right now is how the original roles of the Church and the State have changed so much over the past 100 years, particularly that they have, in many ways, switched roles. In the coming blog posts, I want to explore these changes and examine where each institution needs to return to its roots in order for the United States to be a healthy nation.