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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

they have to believe in Science.


you make it sound like science is a belief system?

science isn't a philosophy it's the the aggregation of human observation


Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So tired of this false logic from the fundamentalists.
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As an answer to the question , friend ;yes date;no
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I don't care about someone's beliefs or lack of beliefs, never comes up. I don't care about civil/political/moral issues at all so anyone's belief structure would work.

Friends = Yes.
Date = I don't date at all.
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redokami wrote:

would you?
for friends, would you still be friends even if the person is kind and you wouldn't have known unless they told you


would you date a person who wants to marry in their religion and it is important to them, the one thing they will not give up in a relationship, but they will sacrifice anything else


I would have no qualms about establishing friendships with people of various faiths, in fact I do. I count among my friends Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and several others. They are my friends and they are kind not only to myself but also to others, if they were not they would not be my friends, they'd be assholes. Dating on the other hand.....no.

Let me put it this way would you give up your beliefs to have a relationship with a partner? If you found someone you were head o'er heels with would you forsake your religion in the name of love? It is ridiculous to expect someone to conform to your religion to have a relationship with you. Any partner that would expect me to change my beliefs to satisfy theirs quite frankly would not be worth my time. However, this is a moot point, as anyone who has religious prohibitions on who to marry likely would seek to date within that community.

Myself, I do have a belief system. My beliefs are prescriptive in nature, rather than proscriptive. I prefer my beliefs to influence what I should do in life rather that what I should not do.

PS By "you" I mean anyone with religious prohibitions that may influence relationships.
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Dark_Alma wrote:

I am friend with religious people yes.

Now dating would be a fickle beast. I will never go to church with you, and if I was to have kids... No parent would intervene. The kid would get to choose for himself or herself if they want to believe in god or not. Indoctrinating a kid into religion is wrong. If they can accept both of these, then I would date them.

If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.
- HP Lovecraft.


You and me, we can be friends. I agree wholeheartedly.

Bonus points for the Lovecraft quote.

My favourite is "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
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yes i would.
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stars201 wrote:

Yes I would be friends with them

As for relationships, as long as their religion isn't too different from my own beliefs then I would be fine with it


agree with u
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Probably not if they're SATANISTS
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You and me, we can be friends. I agree wholeheartedly.

Bonus points for the Lovecraft quote.

My favourite is "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."


That is my quote on steam lol. Glad I am not the only one to think this way! I don't like forcing people to conform, even if it is my own blood. Every person has the right to choose what they want to, free of bias and indoctrination.

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
- Guess Who?

I could post quotes all day haha.
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Not if they were Muslim. Bitch wouldn't cook me no bacon.
Or bring me a beer.
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Anyone who wouldn't be friends with someone just because they are religious/not has a problem imo, that just stupid.

On the relationship side, I think the question should more be would a religious person date a non religious person. I am not religious and depending on the person, would probably be fine dating one. Im pretty adaptable and reckon I could put up with stuff to a certain extent. Probably wouldn't end up believing but would participate. But like you said yourself, you would only marry with those of your religion, so you wouldn't even give non religious people a chance. A lot of the time the problem arises from the religious person them self and whether they can accept someone not from their religion. Which is fair enough to be honest, its the way you have decided to live and you want to share that with someone who has similar thoughts.
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Why not !? If we can get along then it will surely be great !
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If I was a nazi would you date me?
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As long as they don't contradict themselves. Or hypocrites.
Practice what you preach / meticulously (fanatically(?)) read about.

You'll be like, "open your hearts to everyone," but you only hang out with your black friends and leave me hanging.
Well, that's kinda mess up.
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probably not
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