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I am not aware of any topics similar to this topic, but it would like to know everyone's thoughts about people of different ideologies dating, I have had some religious girlfriends and It doesn't get involved but sometimes it gets complicated, what are everyone's thoughts?
 

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When my lovely wife and I started dating, we were in high school. She belonged to Church of Christ, I'm Catholic. Her dad was a preacher and HATED Catholics.

He has files that show every statistic of what percentage of people in prison are Catholic, what percentage are rapists, murderers, just anything you can think of. My wife turned Catholic (He was so mad) and we've been married a little over 31 years. He got over it after a while, I guess.

Not really what you're looking for because we at least were both Christian when we got together.
 

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Religious relationships… Impossible for you as an atheist, so why would you like to know about it? Voyeurism perhaps?

Atheist, such an ugly term for such a small minority, out of kindness I prefer to call you the “spiritually challenged”. World wide less than 2% of the population are spiritually challenged. Everyone else knows better.

Unfortunately most of you live in the US and a few in Europe. Here, this tiny minority maintains a continual war on spiritual people, mostly through the education system and the press, movies, tv and social media. Its part of socialism where a king or the nation is the god as opposed to the rest of the world who know what ever is “god” is in a spiritual realm. The source of morality… Atheists don’t have this moral compass.

Let me restate part of that… this tiny minority maintains a continual war on Christianity. You don’t see atheist attacking muslins, jews or native american spiritual beliefs, only Christians.

Its simple religious bigotry on one particular religion, shameful, just like your absurd,bigoted posts on the subject the other night. I know you don’t know any better, you were simply restating what you were taught. Hitler was an atheist, because he lied in a couple campaign speeches doesn’t change the fact he viewed himself a god of the arian people.

History is replete with such, some of the Caesars, the Babylonians and ancient Egyptians. In recent history Hitler, Stalin and Mao murdered more than 150 million human beings, and that’s a conservative estimate. Atheist are a tiny minority without a moral base who have murdered people without count throughout history.

So tell me, why would an atheist like yourself want to know about “religious or spiritual relationships”. Do you wish to know how to murder such people? Gain some type of physiological advantage over them?...

No need to listen to us… just read Mein Kampf, authored by your fellow atheist... Hitler! Or better yet… turn on CNN… you’ll figure it out! Or do you simply want to understand the missionary position?;)
 

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When my lovely wife and I started dating, we were in high school. She belonged to Church of Christ, I'm Catholic. Her dad was a preacher and HATED Catholics.

He has files that show every statistic of what percentage of people in prison are Catholic, what percentage are rapists, murderers, just anything you can think of. My wife turned Catholic (He was so mad) and we've been married a little over 31 years. He got over it after a while, I guess.

Not really what you're looking for because we at least were both Christian when we got together.
Wow seems like a bit of a jerk and yeah I KNOW NO PEOPLE who are not catholic besides myself. My mom dad and sister are catholic my friends all are except for one creationist (ick) but yeah thanks for that nugget of wisdom
 

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Religious relationships… Impossible for you as an atheist, so why would you like to know about it? Voyeurism perhaps?

Atheist, such an ugly term for such a small minority, out of kindness I prefer to call you the "spiritually challenged". World wide less than 2% of the population are spiritually challenged. Everyone else knows better.

Unfortunately most of you live in the US and a few in Europe. Here, this tiny minority maintains a continual war on spiritual people, mostly through the education system and the press, movies, tv and social media. Its part of socialism where a king or the nation is the god as opposed to the rest of the world who know what ever is "god" is in a spiritual realm. The source of morality… Atheists don't have this moral compass.

Let me restate part of that… this tiny minority maintains a continual war on Christianity. You don't see atheist attacking muslins, jews or native american spiritual beliefs, only Christians.

Its simple religious bigotry on one particular religion, shameful, just like your absurd,bigoted posts on the subject the other night. I know you don't know any better, you were simply restating what you were taught. Hitler was an atheist, because he lied in a couple campaign speeches doesn't change the fact he viewed himself a god of the arian people.

History is replete with such, some of the Caesars, the Babylonians and ancient Egyptians. In recent history Hitler, Stalin and Mao murdered more than 150 million human beings, and that's a conservative estimate. Atheist are a tiny minority without a moral base who have murdered people without count throughout history.

So tell me, why would an atheist like yourself want to know about "religious or spiritual relationships". Do you wish to know how to murder such people? Gain some type of physiological advantage over them?...

No need to listen to us… just read Mein Kampf, authored by your fellow atheist... Hitler! Or better yet… turn on CNN… you'll figure it out! Or do you simply want to understand the missionary position?;)
Do hope you realize how hypocritical and racist that was
 

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Do hope you realize how hypocritical and racist that was
Just wondering where race was mentioned in that. He didn't say to go join a rally and hunt down black people or round up the Japanese.

But, my own personal experience is that we are all guided to what we need. I was an atheist, then agnostic and almost a year after I married my husband, I was baptized into the LDS church. I truly feel that I was led to this and that I was meant to be in this church. I will pray for my children to be guided in the same manner. Even if it means that they will leave this church for another or none at all.
 

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You will have no chance of a long-term relationship if you two are of different faiths, unless one accepts the faith of the other. That's the truth of it.
 

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It depends on what your views are for dating. If you just date for entertainment & a warm place to put it I wouldn't think it would matter. If dating, to you, is a way to find a wife then I would recommend she have the same strongly held beliefs as you do. Even when differing beliefs aren't a big deal when dating, oftentimes people get more interested in their religious roots after the kids are born. Sometimes it ends up working out, even a broke clock is right twice a day.
 

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Just wondering where race was mentioned in that. He didn't say to go join a rally and hunt down black people or round up the Japanese.

But, my own personal experience is that we are all guided to what we need. I was an atheist, then agnostic and almost a year after I married my husband, I was baptized into the LDS church. I truly feel that I was led to this and that I was meant to be in this church. I will pray for my children to be guided in the same manner. Even if it means that they will leave this church for another or none at all.
That's good for you okay? But what cotton pulled was very rude calling me a murderer?! Spiritually challenged?! Come on!
 

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Just a reminder that this section is how relationships affect/relate to prepping.

And the OP is an attention whore sh*t stirrer.
 

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Whatever your faith background from atheist to devout whatever, your philosophical/religious views shades virtually every aspect of your life to some degree or another. The greater the faith differences, the more problems it will create. Can they be overcome? Sometimes. Does it frequently cause the end of relationships? Absolutely.
I know many people of mixed faiths who have had marriages/relationships and I cannot think of a single one where the differences dis not cause serious problems in the end. I know couples who have managed to tick it out but typically with great resentments on either side (or both). Now if you are both just nominal (insert the faith here) and not devoted followers of your belief system (in which case why even bother to have a nominal faith but that's a discussion for another day) then your faith differences probably won't matter because you probably don't have a defined faith anyway.
 

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Toffee said "Just wondering where race was mentioned in that. He didn't say to go join a rally and hunt down black people or round up the Japanese."

Just a point of clarification, there are ethnic and cultural differences but there is only one "race" of people and that's the human race. From a monotheistic world view (Christian, Judaism, Islam) we are all descended from the same ancestors.

Not disagreeing with your comment, just a clarification on the oft missed term of race.
 

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That's good for you okay? But what cotton pulled was very rude calling me a murderer?! Spiritually challenged?! Come on!
Suggesting you are "Spiritually Challenged" is a very polite way of saying you are ignorant with no clue as to how many people you insulted the other night. So, no, it wasn't insulting, the title was kindness…

Racist… race had nothing to do with what I wrote. Just another example of what you are programmed to say, sadly without the wit to even understand what you wrote or most importantly its meaning.

Murderer, yes! Atheists are beyond compare as the worst whole sale murderers in the history of human beings. If you claim to be one… that's on you! Not anyone else but you! Live with it, if it's your choice!

One bit of advice I would give to anyone your age that obviously lacks wisdom… Research a stand like atheist before you claim to be one. After all, this is the information age… ;)
 

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Murderer, yes! Atheists are beyond compare as the worst whole sale murderers in the history of human beings. If you claim to be one… that's on you! Not anyone else but you! Live with it, if it's your choice!

One bit of advice I would give to anyone your age that obviously lacks wisdom… Research a stand like atheist before you claim to be one. After all, this is the information age… ;)
As a pagan I beg to differ ...

As to the OP question, yes ... folks with different ideologies can and do get along. It all comes with respect ...

Back to the OP... please.
 

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You will have no chance of a long-term relationship if you two are of different faiths, unless one accepts the faith of the other. That's the truth of it.
I beg to differ. I've been with my Christian husband for 15 years, married 14 this March. He treats me with respect when it comes to my viewpoint on religion, and I respect him. Simple as that. We don't always agree on everything, but work through it.

Also, several members of my local atheist social group are married to theists. One for more than 40 years.
 

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The greater the faith differences, the more problems it will create.
Can they be overcome? Sometimes.
Does it frequently cause the end of relationships? Absolutely.
I know many people of mixed faiths who have had marriages/relationships and I cannot think of a single one where the differences dis not cause serious problems in the end.
Agree 100%.
Kudos to those who are mixed faiths (Valann B22) but recognize you are far in the minority, not the "norm" by any means.

Far more often than not, being "Unequally Yoked" (2 Corinthians 6:14) presents big challenges.

Being in a serious relationship (that actually WORKS) can be HARD work.
Do not try to convince yourself that having big, fundamental differences will make things easier between you two.
 

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Hubby is a Christian and I'm a Pagan. We celebrate both traditions, it's wonderful.

There seems to be a number of successful mixed faith relationships among forum members. I agree with Andi, it's about respect.
 

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Most people are religious, most mariages end in divorce, therefor religion is bad for relationships.
 

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I beg to differ. I've been with my Christian husband for 15 years, married 14 this March. He treats me with respect when it comes to my viewpoint on religion, and I respect him. Simple as that. We don't always agree on everything, but work through it.

Also, several members of my local atheist social group are married to theists. One for more than 40 years.
It's not that it cannot happen but frankly it is far less likely to happen that way. Good for you, you have beat the odds as have your friends. That takes commitment and when I say "good for you" I mean it with all sincerity.
 

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Most people are religious, most mariages end in divorce, therefor religion is bad for relationships.
Interesting argument, but falls flat on its face because your premises are flawed and incomplete

1) All people are religious. Even an atheist has a religion as in he/she takes by faith something that cannot be proven. (PS even atheist have a theology ... that is a view on God ... their view is that God does not exist)
2) inaccurate

Other factors which could be involved which are not considered in your statement.

ergo, your argument is invalid on its face .... if indeed it was a serious attempt to make a point
 
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