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View Poll Results: Can a religious and non-religious relationship work?
Yes 10 29.41%
No 3 8.82%
It depends on the individuals involved 25 73.53%
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Old February 7 2013, 03:17 AM   #16
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

Any relationship of any kind can work depending on the individuals involved.
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Old February 7 2013, 03:44 AM   #17
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

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Yes.
Dude, where's your qualifiers?
Qualifiers aren't really necessary given the phrasing of the question. He's saying yes, it can work, not that it necessarily will.
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Old February 7 2013, 04:07 AM   #18
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

I can't speak to anyone else's experiences, but I could not be in a relationship with a non-Christian. There's no way I could see it working.

Besides, technically, it's literally against my religion!
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Old February 7 2013, 04:11 AM   #19
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

The answers are yes of course, and that it depends on the individuals.
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Old February 7 2013, 04:35 AM   #20
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

I'm going against the grain.


"No."
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Old February 7 2013, 05:11 AM   #21
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

When neither is religious, being of different religions isn't a big problem. I'm white, raised conservative Jewish. Hubby is Mexican, raised Catholic. Both pretty lapsed in faith, let alone specific religion.

I know of a couple, both white. She is devout Christian of some group. He was raised Catholic, even went to a seminary for a while. Is now not only atheist, but thinks religion is a crutch at best, and ridiculous. Yet, they have been very well together.
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Old February 7 2013, 05:39 PM   #22
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

Works for my sister who is a devout Christian, and her husband who is an atheist.

Doubtful it would work for me though.
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Old February 7 2013, 05:42 PM   #23
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

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When neither is religious, being of different religions isn't a big problem. I'm white, raised conservative Jewish. Hubby is Mexican, raised Catholic. Both pretty lapsed in faith, let alone specific religion.

I know of a couple, both white. She is devout Christian of some group. He was raised Catholic, even went to a seminary for a while. Is now not only atheist, but thinks religion is a crutch at best, and ridiculous. Yet, they have been very well together.
People also change, though. My dad was raised Catholic, but was lapsed by the time he married my mom and had us kids. He is now becoming much more religious again. My mom was raised in a mixed religious household, and was exploring different religious throughout my childhood, but is atheist now.

They are also divorced, but I think that had more to do with other crazy shit.
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Old February 7 2013, 05:51 PM   #24
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

Isn't this just an Irish Catholic marriage? Wife takes the kids to work while the husband sits at home and watches television.
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Old February 7 2013, 08:28 PM   #25
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

They can and do.

Personally, I find that being an atheist turns off religious people more than them being religious turns me off. Thankfully, there are more and more people who are non-religious so it's less and less of an issue for me.
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Old February 7 2013, 08:31 PM   #26
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

Yes.

My wife is a Christian and I'm a non-believing heathen and we've been going at it for twenty-one years come July.
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Old February 7 2013, 09:07 PM   #27
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

Depends more on the Religion than the persons involved I think, but it can work.

if your religion dictates, that I am an evil person that must be redeemed by converting me to your religion, too, and only then can I possess any morals or otherwise go to hell to be punished and tormented for all eternity than WHY would you want to be with me anyway?

if your religion says, there is an afterlife and generally being a good person gets you and me there regardless of believe then we have no real conflict as long as you accept that I might ask myself why you believe if it is inconsequential to do so anyway...
But the relationship in every other matter could be awesome!
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Old February 7 2013, 09:13 PM   #28
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

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When neither is religious, being of different religions isn't a big problem. I'm white, raised conservative Jewish. Hubby is Mexican, raised Catholic. Both pretty lapsed in faith, let alone specific religion.

I know of a couple, both white. She is devout Christian of some group. He was raised Catholic, even went to a seminary for a while. Is now not only atheist, but thinks religion is a crutch at best, and ridiculous. Yet, they have been very well together.
People also change, though. My dad was raised Catholic, but was lapsed by the time he married my mom and had us kids. He is now becoming much more religious again. My mom was raised in a mixed religious household, and was exploring different religious throughout my childhood, but is atheist now.

They are also divorced, but I think that had more to do with other crazy shit.
Hubby's aunt (VERY religious) recently asked him to go to services--any religion's services. She didn't care if it was mass (she knows his faith...isn't) or a temple. She just felt it was important to go.

We had gone to a Reform congregation's service once while my nephew was staying with us. We both liked the sermon, the discussion, and the people. We're thinking about it, for the social aspects. We don't socialize a whole bunch.
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Old February 7 2013, 09:28 PM   #29
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

I doubt there are many relationships where both parties are equally fervent in their beliefs. I'm gonna say one party is always faking it just a little.
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Old February 7 2013, 09:28 PM   #30
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Re: Can a Religious and Non religious relationship work?

Chaos Descending wrote: View Post
I can't speak to anyone else's experiences, but I could not be in a relationship with a non-Christian. There's no way I could see it working.

Besides, technically, it's literally against my religion!
Why didn't you tell me this before we eloped?!
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