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Can traditionalists and secular-progressives get along?

Audience Member: You've stated that it doesn't bother you to be the subject of a lot of criticism and so forth, and I guess I would classify myself as a traditionalist, and I just want to know how do I exist in my suburban community and still have friends and state my traditionalist agenda?

Bill: Most people in America are taught never to discuss two things: politics and religion. How many times did you hear that? Politics and religion because people get emotional. ... They get angry. You know? They don't like you. They take it personally.

Now you've got to understand when you go the arena of being a t-warrior—a traditional warrior—that some people aren't gonna like you because of your belief system. Now that's unAmerican. I like this guy over here, even though he disagrees with me. I mean, I don't have anything personal against him. I'll fight him in a debate situation. But you have to take that risk. The way you present yourself really is the key.
FROM: Oprah's Town Hall with Bill O'Reilly
Published on October 27, 2006


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