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Poison Ivy
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What are your veiws? Obv many may agree that as long as 2 people love each other than nothing should stop them from having a relationship. But what if it is 2 religions that do not see eye to eye.....
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I think it's incompatible at some point if both people are strongly religious. Except for Islam and Judaism/Christianity as the Quran says they are OK to marry as they believe in the same God...I guess then you wouldn't have a problem.

If I was with someone who actively believed I was going to hell or whatever b/c of my religion I would have a hard time being with him.
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But thats the thing because of what's going on around the world the religions you've mentioned don't really get on no? and that makes the followers think ill of the other religion.
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I think it depends on how religious both parties are. For some it might be a very large influencial factor in their life and then it might come in the way. It's nice to think that nothing will come in the way of love but the truth is that things do and yes I believe faith can come in the way, especially later on, when the upbringing of children is concerned, or the celebrating of festivals.


I don't believe that just because two people love each other nothing can come in the way. Although they may be able to overcome differences, two people should check their compatibility before they jump into serious relationships, especially marriage because there is a lot more to marriage than just loving each other imo.

However I don't think there are any main religious groups whose beliefs are totally contradictory, so if religion isn't very important to people then relationships should work out fine and I don't see any problem with inter-faith relationships at all.
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It really depends on how much of their religion both parties are willing to compromise for the relationship. Its one of the many things that have to be compromised in serious relationships so it really depends on how far you see it going.
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Now this is a good conv.

i have first hand experience of a inter-faith relationship... it wasnt good for me, mainly as she had different beliefs whcih reflected onto what i could and couldnt do with her... (not in a dirty way, like she couldnt go clubbin n stuff). so it didnt work out for me.

But i have had hindu friend who happily make it work with muslim or sikh or christian girls... depends how willin ppl are to change!
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People often marry someone who has the same views/morals. If you are of different religions this could be difficult if they clash, particularly as has been said before, when bringing up children. I don't think I could marry someone of another religion to me cos my faith is important to me so I'd want to share it with them. If your religion is more of a label than something you practise it might not be so much of a problem.
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Doomed to failure in my experience. Something as simple as sex before marriage can have adverse effects on a relationship if both parties don't agree.
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I guess Neo-Pagans (aka treehuggers) get into difficulty over this.
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i guess it would depend on how devout they were. can't really just generalise. if they both took their religions leniently, then it should be fine. or if one was devout and another lenient, then the other person could just be accepting of it.
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(Original post by Poison Ivy)
What are your veiws? Obv many may agree that as long as 2 people love each other than nothing should stop them from having a relationship. But what if it is 2 religions that do not see eye to eye.....
could they love each other on the first place?
religion and cultural background define how you understand love, happiness, destiny of your life. if these are not compatible there is little to respect the other person for.

if none of the parties has fascination toward the world of the other, it will be hard for them to spend more than one evening together.
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I guess they could love and appreciate each other for being the person they really are... Also Poison Ivy, it would help if both parties judged the person solely and not the 'entire' religion including current affairs...

That being said, it can also be a factor of disruption and add some problems for the relationship... *See Shady Lane's last line :p:*
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(Original post by The Green Manalishi)
I guess they could love and appreciate each other for being the person they really are... Also Poison Ivy, it would help if both parties judged the person solely
it is all very well to go over and over with cliches, could you specify what criteria you use when you decide to love or not the person that really is?
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Well in my experience it didn't work out..and for that reason I doubt I'll be going down that road again. However, everyone is different. People's dedication to their faith varies and to some it might not be a deciding factor when seeking a partner..for me it is however.
Also so far everyone seems to be speaking about the importance of love..Yes it is important but I'm of the oppinon that it takes more than just love to hold a relationship together. Remember there are times in a relationship when you don't love that person very much....times like that will hopefully pass. But in the mean while what else would uphold the partnership?..
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As long as its not between a muslim girl and a Hindu/Sikh boy, its got a good possibility of working. If its between a Hindu girl and Muslim boy, the girl should be ready to lose the support of her whole family. Thats all from my experience though.
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Hehe... as long as her brothers/ father does not find out
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(Original post by Ðaniel §on)
Hehe... as long as her brothers/ father does not find out
LOL init! But jokes aside, its true!:p:
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... init jokes aside, last time it happend 2 me.. i didnt even do nothin n the brothers got involvd
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lol not many boys I know would have the guts to get involved with a muslim girl if they themselves aren't muslim......as you got beaten up by brothers, I guess you aren't/weren't a muslim lol
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Religion gives a person their whole belief system and outlook on life. If 2 people believe fundamentally different things then I don't see how a relationship could ever work - differences are good, but conflicting beliefs on the whole purpose of life is a big deal.
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