This year a group of us ended up sharing a table and discussing two subjects that are typically taboo at family gatherings: politics and religion. It was interesting to say the least. At this table we had: one Christian, two atheists, two Hindus, and one Jehovah's Witness. Also there were two democrats, one republican, one that never votes, and two who can't legally vote here.
Despite all our differences we were able to share our opinions, beliefs, and ideas without any disrespect or hot tempers. I was really surprised at how well it worked out. Later that evening I also got to discuss presidential candidates with Uncle David. He loves to talk politics (he's an Independent) but doesn't often find anyone who wants to discuss it with him. He's a big Ron Paul supporter and I'm rooting for Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee. We had quite a conversation.