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9/21/2013 5:25:00 PM
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Is religion/atheism a deal breaker?

Yes, definitely. (Elaborate.)

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No, it isn't. (Elaborate.)

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Depends. (Elaborate.)

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In a previous thread, it was brought to my attention that to be someone's partner, sometimes, your religion matters. This person (who shall remain unnamed) claims that girls have taken an interest in him, but because he was an atheist, they shunned away immediately. This can go either way. If you're an atheist, can you date a religious person? [spoiler]Atheist: Someone who doesn't subscribe to any and all supernatural deities. Includes agnostics of all kinda. Religious person: someone who believes or hopes for a God and an afterlife. Isn't exclusive to church goers or faith holders. [/spoiler] On the show, "The atheist experience", one of the hosts say that his fiancé's family thinks he's satan because he's an atheist. Likewise, I have also turned down girls because their religious beliefs were to extreme for me (abortion, evolution, etc.) So, what do you guys think?
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  • I can live with them keeping the Old gods, or the Drowned god, or the many faced god, and maybe even the Rhoynish god(s), but at the end of the day I would prefer them to be a faithful servant of our lord (of light) and savior, R'hllor... ...all godless heathens (and worshipers of the southron seven) shall be burned in his holy fires...
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    • ive dated religious girls before, but i knew it couldn't last that long. serious relationships would have to be with a nonreligious girl.
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    • I would never marry a Satanist oe Pastafarianist.
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    • Religion doesn't matter in the slightest. If they are are an asshole about it, they are an asshole anyway so you just don't date assholes.
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    • Edited by Vibe With God: 4/21/2014 1:38:20 AM
      I'm an atheist and I've dated girls who were from different religions. The deciding factor is if the Atheist is an asshole and/or if the religious person is a bigot. I love religion for the fact that in each religion they universally express that we should love each other no matter what and to strive for inner peace.
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      It really depends. Some people might not be able to handle it, but others could. My girlfriend is a diehard Christian, but I'm still figuring out where I stand. She insisted on how she'd never date a nonbeliever, but she seems to be willing to accept me and my dwindling faith. People change. It definitely could be a problem, but not always.
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    • lolno
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    • I don't mind if they have a religion, but compulsory church attendance and praying at meals is a deal breaker.
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    • Yes, it is a dealbreaker. To be in a serious relationship with someone whose faith differs greatly than mine would cause a lot of fundamental issues in our relationship.
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    • Can't be radical, or preachy. I don't care about what you [i]believe[/i] in. As long as it doesn't affect the relationship.
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    • I dont really Care for it
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    • For myself? No, I don't worry about that unless they constantly give me shit over it, in which case there probably won't be any attraction to begin with. However, in my experience living in the bible belt, that is a huge deal breaker for girls. I've run into it a million times with very few exceptions. They all assume I'm only interested in leading them away from god or hitting and quitting it. Meanwhile bible-thumping whores are fücking their male counterparts in youth groups because "god will forgive us for our sins lol". In the past I was frustrated, but I've come to realize these people aren't worth my time. I don't want to be with a hypocrite, someone who believes something is immoral but does it anyway. That's why I'm only interested in religious girls who actually are abstinent like they claim to be. Maybe it's odd, me being such a sex-obsessed individual, but I'd rather be with someone with integrity and never sleep together, than a bitch who would abandon her own moral code for fun.
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    • It depends on how open both people are to the other's beliefs. If one person wants to go to church every week, while the other is athiest, then that might be a problem to consider.
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    • I'm a Buddhist and it hasn't stopped anyone from talking to me. ENLIGHTENMENT MASTER RACE!
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      • I am a theist and my girlfriend is an atheist and we get along just fine. Live and let live. Religion is a personal matter. There's no reason it should EVER affect somebody else negatively.
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        • Until we can reproduce asexually, you can't just turn a chick down because of her stance on abortion. This is why Earth is getting dumber. All of the stupid folks just stick it in anything that can walk, and there's more of them.
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          • Nobody likes an -blam!-hole atheist or a -blam!-hole theist. You let me think what I think and I'll gladly do the same.
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          • Edited by Xmark120: 9/22/2013 9:51:49 PM
            As an atheist, I would ask my partner, for example, that she should not force our ¨child¨ into such stuff, if he didn't want to. So I voted for - depends.
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          • As long as they aren't really extremists/muslim I don't really care.
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            • It depends if the people are mature enough to realise that it shouldn't be a problem.
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              • Meh i do not care.
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              • It is hard to get along with someone that has a completely different view of the world. I have an ex who was quite religious (I'm an atheist) it prevented us from connecting completely. I still have feelings for her, despite the fact that I know it wouldn't work out.
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              • The Bible has multiple verses in it that basically say that you shouldn't unite yourself with an unbeliever, so that's why Christians have problems with it. Plus when it comes to having a child, there is BOUND to be some problems. Which way are you going to raise the child?
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                • Don't care. Extremists being the exception.
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                • It depends on how much they want the kids to believe what they do; If it's a theist, it's not much of a problem for me if they want to educate the kids on it. However, I'd have problems if they want to introduce the kids to atheism. It's just too depressing and negative a viewpoint for me to let someone raise my kids with it.
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                • It's only a deal-breaker if they think it's a deal-breaker.
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