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Friends with Differing Political Views... IS it Possible?

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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Question: Do you arnd your friends share Political and World Issue Opinions/Views?

Options:

Yes. All my friends have the same opinions

Yes, My friends all agree on the Important issues

Half & Half... we agree on some and disagree on others

No my friends don't agree on any issues

We don't talk about Politics in our Friendship


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Total Votes: 60

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 Can you be friends with someone if you know you have EXTREMELY different views on political  
 
issues or world issues...?

 Do you just ignore those topics in your friendships? 

 Do you KNOW your friends' political views?

 Is there an Issue that would break up a friendship?

 

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by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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prettypaws
by Member on May. 21, 2011 at 2:10 PM
I would say 98 % of my friends are republican. I am a democrat. The women don't really talk about politics at all. Their husbands and I get into some doozies though. Most the time we argue on Facebook...and get over it the next day. Sometimes it takes a day or to longer. Sometimes I let stuff slide and don't comment and I figure they probably do the same.
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muslimah
by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:16 PM

 ALL my friends are anti-Zionist

egyptian_mommy
by Member on May. 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM
How boring it would be if we all agreed on everything.
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TCgirlatheart
by TC on May. 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM
It would depend mostly, on how we were able to discuss and deal with the differences.
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TruthSeeker.
by Milami on May. 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM

 I can talk politics and religion with any of my friends, even ones that do not share my views and have never had it cause a rift. But, one conversation on different parental views left a 15 yr friendship in shreds:(

Della529
by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Yes.

No.

Mostly, yes.

I don't think so.

I know a number of people who are pro-Israel, zionist types (this is the bible belt ;) who cannot stand President Obama, but love hearing what O'Reilly, Beck and Hannity have to say.  We debate constantly.

Veni.Vidi.Vici
by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:37 PM

I had to go with half and half. Yes, differing political and religious views have stunted my friendships, ended some and would hurt others if it were discussed even occasionally.

katy_kay08
by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:39 PM
In real life yes...on this site only if both are secure enough not to need everyone to agree with them all the time.
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lovinangels
by on May. 21, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Half and Half. I'm usually the cream in the middle of the oreo. I see everyone's point of view, just don't always agree with them.

Veni.Vidi.Vici
by on May. 21, 2011 at 3:26 PM

My biggest issue with my friends being of a different political affiliation is that many of them think that if I don't agree with them I am already against them. If I defend something the POTUS has accomplished, not accomplished or intends to put into action I'm a stupid asshole who will fall for anything and I clearly don't have enough Jesus in my life.

Let us pray.

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