Religion and Politics, two topics among the most controversial ones today. I personally don’t know what to answer to the above question, though I cling more to the nay side.
I read a quote which read:
Rationality should be the only Religion.
…to which I completely agree with. Personally I wouldn’t engage in such a conversation with someone I hardly know or just met, as more than half the time the ‘discussion’ can turn sideways. Not that I hesitate to, I’d rather reasonably not lose a (potential) buddy or rather not get beaten for being reasonable (yeah strange world we live in). As I said, I won’t get into it on my own, but I wouldn’t hold back when ‘compelled’ to.
On this topic extended check out my other post here which perhaps you would like more.