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Old June 16th, 2017 (10:07 PM).
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No I don't think so especially for us Christians, it's really not a good idea to be unequally yolked if that makes sense.
It actually makes zero sense to me. I might be stupid but please explain, specifically the "unequally yolked" bit.
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Old June 16th, 2017 (10:11 PM).
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    It actually makes zero sense to me. I might be stupid but please explain, specifically the "unequally yolked" bit.
    Christians are not supposed to be unequally yolked with unbelievers, which means we should not pair up / be in a relationship with other non Christians.
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    Christians are not supposed to be unequally yolked with unbelievers, which means we should not pair up / be in a relationship with other non Christians.
    Thanks for the clarification. Is there somewhere in the Bible that says this, or is it like commonly known amongst Christian culture, or what? Sorry, again forgive my naivete regarding this type of thing, haven't really educated myself on the depths of any religion, really.
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    Old June 16th, 2017 (10:27 PM).
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      Thanks for the clarification. Is there somewhere in the Bible that says this, or is it like commonly known amongst Christian culture, or what? Sorry, again forgive my naivete regarding this type of thing, haven't really educated myself on the depths of any religion, really.
      I don't mind answering really, yes it's pretty much in the Scriptures but not all Christians adhere to it even though I honestly recommend it because I personally hate divorce.

      2 Corinthians 6:14
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        Yes, as long as both parties are willing to respect one another's beliefs. As a Christian man, I actually wouldnt mind being in a relationship with an Atheist or Muslim woman (though in the Muslim's case, if by what little I've heard of their courtship practice is anything for me to go by, she might be a little challenging for me to hook up with as a Christian)
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        Old June 21st, 2017 (4:02 PM).
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        I'm gonna take this topic to mean any kind of relationship, like friendships and so on, not just romantic ones.

        Because I've had friendships where religious differences caused schisms and ones where it didn't. My general takeaway is that religion will break a relationship if it a person is too strict with it. I've had several friends who were Mormon and that never got in the way of our friendships (despite my own personal feelings about the religion) until one friend, who had recently converted, decided to take it quite seriously (like you do when you're recently converted). We couldn't really talk about as many things as we used to, had less time to see one another because the church became more important, and so on. That kind of thing can happen with anything, like when people have a new baby and EVERYTHING they talk about is baby, baby, baby. But I had to end the friendship eventually because of my friend's changed views on gay people. That's where I think religion can be a dealbreaker, because it can strongly influence a person's views on a lot of different things.
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        Old June 27th, 2017 (2:03 AM).
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          I think it can if both honer the partner's religion
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          Old June 27th, 2017 (2:29 AM).
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          I don't think I could be together with, or even be close friends with, somebody who seriously followed a religion based on there being a god who has interacted with humanity, such as Christianity. I might be narrowminded though, and there are surely people who can accept that their partner believes in something that you really don't. So I wouldn't automatically call a relationship like that doomed (: maybe only if one is a strong atheist.
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            My uncle is Jewish and my Aunt/his wife is Muslim. My other uncle has a Christian wife. My mom's brother is Protestant and married a Catholic. So yes, it definitely can.
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            Old April 29th, 2018 (7:12 PM). Edited June 19th, 2018 by Enpatsu Shakugan.
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            I'm non-religious and have been close friends with a guy whose family is mega hardcore Catholic; to the point they have more pictures of Jesus on their walls than their own family.

            He knows what I am and I know what he is; and we agree to disagree and don't speak of it. And yet we can be friends like anyone else.


            But for an actual relationship, this is trickier. It really depends on how much stake you put into it in your life.
            For example, I doubt my friend's family could accept anyone into their own family (via marriage) who didn't share the same Catholic routine.
            And someone like me would want no part in joining a family like that, with my views.

            But if I met a nice girl who goes to church or something, but she doesn't put much stake into it, nor cares if I'm not religious, then it should be fine.
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            I'm not religious, nor are any of my close friends, coincidentally.

            However, one friend was raised very Christian, my ex was raised very Catholic, and my girlfriend's family is very Catholic also.

            At times they've caused some opinions to clash, but in general I've found that if someone does care about you, they tend to put aside differences!

            Though, I imagine it would cause a rift if both parties felt too strongly against the other, but if that's not the case I'm sure it works just fine for many people.
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            Old June 19th, 2018 (6:25 PM). Edited June 19th, 2018 by MysticalNinetales.
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              I'm a Protestant Christian and I'd absolutely be open to the idea dating someone either irreligious or affiliated with another religious group as long as there was mutual respect. In fact, I've dated many irreligious guys in my past as well as Catholics so I see no issue. Love is love and if you truly love somebody, religion shouldn't matter. Furthermore, a lot of my friends are either agnostic, Ukrainian Catholic, or altogether irreligious and we've never had a problem regarding our different belief systems.

              Anyways, I'm not one to openly discuss religion with others (I'm essentially non-practicing but I do have a belief in Jesus/God and pray on occasion).
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