How Not to Avoid Comfortable Conversations about Religion

There was an intriguing, but not unexpected, article once on WikiHow titled "How to Avoid Uncomfortable Conversations about Religion."

The eight pointers went as follows:

1. Resist the urge to argue. Instead, just smile and say, "Interesting."

2. Meet it head on with honesty. Say, "I'm not comfortable talking about that and I'm just not willing to have this conversation."

3. Ask them why they brought it up. If it seems trivial, or even trolling, it gets exposed and often ends.

4. Redirect the conversation. Ask about their job, children or health.

5. Suggest a better time. This will allow you to control the environment, length of time, involved parties and other factors.

6. Excuse yourself. Go to the bathroom or greet someone else nearby.

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