It seems to me that people tend to connect better with those who are of the same mind. This applies especially with religion as far as I can tell. I often find myself more relaxed in conversation and company of people I do not know that well, who I know share my traditional views on religion, than even neighbours and friends who don’t. There is something about knowing we are on the same side, as it were, which lets us talk freely.
There is something in this also, which was reflected in the Church’s position on mixed marriages. People of different faiths cannot share a most important part of the other person’s life. I have seen the effect this has on mixed marriages where this has been the root of the problem. Of course there are exceptions.
Does anyone else find this? Particularly “traditionalists”.