Never, our views and outlooks would just be so far apart.
I can't really get my head around people saying they would... I can't imagine a believer not trying to convert their partner constantly... if they just gave up then they would just be resigning themselves to the fact that the one they love would spend the rest of eternity in hell (without them).
I am an atheist/agnostic but I wouldn't have a problem marrying a religious person as they are generally very agreeable people who are easily given a bad name by extremists. There is of course a fine line between somebody who appreciates the values of religion, and people who believe everything from the snake to water into wine. I would have a problem with being with someone who pushes their beliefs on me.
I write my views from the point of view that I truly love her and think she is perfect. I don't take into account religious views of a person I like purely because I don't care. I myself am a Deist and believe in a God, just not any Christian God or a God that really gives a **** about Earth when he has a universe out there.
I couldn't care less. So long as they knew I would not participate in their practices nor be involved in any well less perhaps charity work. Although I'd compromise on special occassions and weddings.
As for children in the future, if they really wanted to have the child baptised (if they were Christian) I would allow it. Though I'd request that the child not be involved in religion until they were old enough to decide for themselves what they wanted. By all means, she can try to persuade him once he's at an age of understanding, but I wouldn't fall in love with the girl if she was forceful with her religious believes onto others.
I would find this a hard decision. I would accept them for their beliefs but im not sure i could tolerate them. As long as theyre not loudly expressing their beliefs then i suppose i could try and tolerate them.
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(Original post by Formerly Helpful_C)
I'm starting to believe that you're a troll. How can you accuse me of not knowing the definition of the word when I have based my response off of a definition of the word? Doesn't make much sense but, then again, when do atheists?
Somebody is patently unaware that words generally have more than one definition and has just made themselves look awfully stupid. In future, state which definition you're going off. As far as I can see, I provided 3 synonyms, but apparently they were all "wrong".
You have effectively called my statements wrong and are now backtracking. Also, why did you ignore most of the response? Is it because you're too "proud" to admit your mistakes? Having accused me of something, the least you could have done is apologised. Then again, atheists are that arrogant that they can never be wrong - even when they're wrong.
Edit: I can see that you have a need to insult people for their beliefs, but that will only single you out as being somebody to avoid. Ah well, I hope it helps you sleep easier at night.
Your view is null and void for the use of 'off of'.
It's getting the point where you just have to accept that we can agree to disagree on the religion vs atheism point. There's no point in arguing that, because people's opinions will rarely change! But surely what we can agree on, is that if two people love each other enough, 9/10 it won't matter at all
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Giving the flip side of the answer, I'm not exactly a 'religious person' as such (I pray, fast etc, and am quite spiritual, but wouldn't really consider myself religious or conservative) - but I do believe in God. I don't believe atheists are condemned to Hell. You don't need to believe in God to be a good person. I understand why people dislike organised religion and don't want to be a part of it, but I can't understand why anyone wouldn't believe in a Creator, so I suppose I would have difficulty comprehending my partner's view on the existence of God, but in all honesty, someone's religion or lack of it wouldn't have much bearing on whether I loved them or not. So, as someone of a religion, I would marry an atheist.