In Reply to: Never discuss politics and religion posted by Larry C. Shelton on June 08, 2010 at 08:54:
: Who originated the phrase "never discuss politics and religion"?
I couldn't find anything specific. But the rule is to not discuss politics or religion at the dinner table. "Emily Post and other self appointed arbiters of etiquette have long ruled that politics and religion should be scrupulously avoided at dinner..." http://lacoastpost.com/blog/
"Religion is by no means a proper subject of conversation in mixed company." Earl of Chesterfield, letter to his godson, undated.