I don't share my political views often, but I like a good debate
and will often take the opposing view from my own just to test
someone else's resolve. Religion is the same way. I will debate any point, but my personal views I keep to myself. Too often someone will take personally that you don't share their views and become defensive, so I keep my views to myself until I feel safe
I played in the SCA for many years and had a wonderful time, but I got too close to the politics once and that left a bad taste in my mouth. I stopped going for many years, but recently I have had a yen for tight corsets and hand kissing so I am considering a quiet look at the SCA again and this time NO POLITICS. Perhaps I will take a lesson from raising my children, maybe I will take a newbie with me and rediscover through
their eyes the wonder that is the Middle Ages.