Would you date someone who didn't share the same religious views as you?

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Would you date someone who didn't share the same religious views as you?

JessieDawg JessieDawg
I don't think I could
10/04/2012
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debo debo
I might if I really really liked him.
10/04/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Story of my life. Everything's fine except for fundies and extremists - they're insane and have no touch with reality.
10/04/2012
indiglo indiglo
My man and I actually have quite different views in this regard. So far it hasn't caused us any major problems, nor does it cause any friction. Both of us are reasonable, thinking people though, and we both recognize and respect each other's rights to believe as we prefer.
10/04/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Would depend on just what they believed, really, and how tolerant they were towards the beliefs of others. I'm not a religious person myself, but I have several friends who are and we get along fine.

I can not stand it when someone injects religion into every conversation, though. That would be an instant deal-breaker for me.
10/06/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
If they could live with my beliefs being different. But that would have to be true of anyone I'm friends with as well. My mother and father are of different religions and it's not been a problem.
10/06/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
As long as you have respect for each other, it's not an issue. It's when one person wants to force their beliefs on another that problems arise.
10/06/2012
butts butts
It would be... pretty difficult. I mean, my partner and I don't have the exact same views but generally we're very similar, I think he's a tad more spiritual than I am. I could date someone open minded with a different religion, but not someone hard set, especially on something I tend to really disagree with.
10/07/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I practice Nichiren Buddhism but I'm not hardcore about it...meaning I will happily associate with people of all backgrounds/faiths, as long as they are respectful to me. I would not want to be with someone who practiced satanism or witchcraft, that is my only stipulation.
10/07/2012
Major Panda Major Panda
As long as they dont preach to me. I would like to meet a wiccan girl though.
10/07/2012
Taylor Taylor
Quote:
Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Would depend on just what they believed, really, and how tolerant they were towards the beliefs of others. I'm not a religious person myself, but I have several friends who are and we get along fine.

I can not stand it when someone injects ...
This is pretty much how I feel.
10/07/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I am in fact. She's very tolerant, and she's not pure by the book Christian, so it's close enough of a meeting in the middle
10/07/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
It causes some conflict sometimes, and I'm sure it'd be easier if we both agreed on it, but you can't agree on everything.
10/07/2012
nova2014 nova2014
I do, I'm christian and my boyfriend is atheist. I think as long as neither of us pushes it in each other's face or makes snide comments it's not a big deal
12/01/2012
pix pix
I am atheist and my boyfriend is Christian, but he isn't the church-going type so it works out fine.
12/01/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
I absolutely would--and I would be extremely offended if someone ever refused to date me because of my religious preferences (I would know that that WASN'T the person for me, I guess). I'm Pagan and my boyfriend is sort of... Pagan-going-on-atheist . I've dated people of all faiths though and I don't think anything of it: I just don't consider it that important in a relationship. Frankly, as long as they were patient and didn't push it on me, I'd probably even go to church and such with a Christian significant other, although I don't think I'd ever go back to it.
12/01/2012
wildshores wildshores
yes definitely--though there needs to be some compatibility in terms of our philosophy about religion.
12/02/2012
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
Yes, as long as they were tolerant of my own religious beliefs and did not attempt to either convert me or preach to me.

I did actually find myself in a relationship where my religious belief became an issue between he and I. Sadly when the relationship encountered other issues that could have easily been worked through I had to let it go for my own spiritual wellness. It hurt like hell, but it was for the best.
03/28/2013
hillys hillys
I did date someone with slightly different views in religion, and it became a bit of a problem but the relationship had many more other problems as well.
03/28/2013
mdnght mdnght
Sure, it'd probably be a little difficult at times, but it could definitely work. So long as no one got preachy and tried to force their beliefs on the other. (Now, as for drastically different political views, that'd be a different story.)
03/28/2013
raffi raffi
i grew up roman catholic, my man is hindu. neither of us are strong practicers of our respective belief system. however, we celebrate the holidays of both, and live our life by the basic principles, as do our children.

i feel that everyone should be allowed to freely believe in whatever they believe in, so long as it does not involve anyone unwillingly.

one thing that is sure to piss me off, in a hurry, is anyone pushing their belief system on me and telling me that mine is wrong simply because it is different from theirs. (like some of the insane fundamentalists and extremists, who are christian but will tell me that being catholic is wrong...)
03/28/2013
raffi raffi
Quote:
Originally posted by raffi
i grew up roman catholic, my man is hindu. neither of us are strong practicers of our respective belief system. however, we celebrate the holidays of both, and live our life by the basic principles, as do our children.

i feel that everyone ...
(something comes to mind immediately - the only people i've ever had push me are those who "have a personal relationship with jesus", but they aren't religious because religion is wrong, whatever that freaking means)
03/28/2013
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