Nothing is an emotional issue until we assign emotion to it,
Some things seem to rarely be emotional: ie where to go for lunch.
But there are exceptions: ie your friend has a food allergy
Some topics are almost always evoke emotion: ie religion or sex (and both at the same time is explosive)
But there are a few exceptions: even naming them will cause a reaction for most.
We could train ourselves to discuss such topics separate from our emotions.
But the downside is that often the emotions associated with these things are positive and beneficial to us.
Finding the way to walk the line between the deepest parts of our soul and rationality could just be the secret sauce to meaningful discussion.
Until Everyone Hears,
Hebrews 4:12 - New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition
"Indeed, the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."