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I don't know that I agree with that. In pretty much every parish I've ever been a part of, it was understood that the priests were not to talk about most of those topics from the pulpit, or that they were to do so only obliquely.There are no prohibitions of changing the subject in society. There are no prohibitions on talking politics. There are no prohibitions on talking about abortion. There are no prohibitions on wearing Donald Trump's face on a t-shirt. There are no prohibitions on wearing anti-Trump slogans on a t-shirt.
Which is exactly what I said. We agree. If you stray, you run the risk of running afoul of social norms, but there is no rule prohibiting it. -- jimNot all are necessarily "prohibitions", but all represent a pretty strong social pressure, at least, toward keeping some parts of our lives apolitical.
Mostly. Moderators enforce rules. The members enforce standards. Think of it as police who arrest you and your neighbors who stop talking to you. -- jimYup, I guess I see "haphazardly enforced moderation standards" as being much closer to social pressure than to prohibition. Possibly we still agree?
You shouldn't, because he's cherry-picking.I don't know that I agree with that.