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Is it fine to change religion for the person that you love?

Discussion in 'Religion & Spirituality' started by LDBF, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. LDBF

    LDBF New Member

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    Some religions require their members to have partners in life who are of the same faith. I have known several people who have switched to a different religion because it is a requirement for marriage. Personally, I don't think that this is right. People are rational beings and that they are entitled to think and decide for themselves. To require someone to change his faith is unacceptable in my opinion.
     
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    This is a tough one. It's one of those situations where it's different strokes for different folks. I've heard of couples where one of them has converted and eveerything's worked out, there have been others where it hasn't worked out and then there are some people who've shared their faith and things still work out. I think it depends on the individual at the end of the day. Personally, I don't think I would be able to convert my religion for someone else because I feel strongly about my faith. At the same time, I don't think I would want my partner to convert for me, I feel like he could possibly resent me for it one day. For some people religion isn't an important aspect of their lives, so I can see how converting wouldn't be a difficult choice for them.
     
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    In my opinion,if you love some one and that person loves you back then he/she should accept you the way you are(religion included).When you have been brought up with particular religious beliefs,it's hard to change it.I would personally never change my religion for someone else because I have been brought up in that religious sphere.Changing my religion would be like changing my personality.
     
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    'Love may conquer all' is a philosophy to live by in any and all situations. In situations where we must make sacrifices for those we love, we are showing true faith over anything, depending of course on what faith is to you. As a Christian, I believe that God would have us in higher stead if we prioritise love over all else. The decision of changing one religion to another on the basis of love is an extremely hard decision, but I think that it is perfectly acceptable if it is not causing disadvantage to either person.
     
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    You said it well. I also think people should not change their religions for the sake of marriage they should change because they want to change and like the other religion however I also think that as long as the other person who is converting does not feel bad about having to change to be accepted then it is okay to convert .
     
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    I would say just because they convert their religion to marry it does not necessarily mean that they need to theistic in that religion.
    Personally, if there was a hurdle such as that I would opt for a wedding that is not religion-based perhaps this would solve the issue of the religions 'not being compatible'.
     
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    It relies upon on you. Are you going to exchange because you felt a connection to the faith or are you changing because you need to be with this person? I don't agree with you should exchange your religion due to the fact you love somebody. It's unjust and wrong.
     
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    No. You shouldn't have to change religions, just because of marriage. If your partner loves you for you, then you shouldn't have to switch religions. Now, unless it's required to change religions in order to get married, then by all means that's YOUR decision.
     
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    I believe the answer is both yes and no. It is fine if you truly believe in the religion you might be switching to. But if you don't, I would advise against it. In the end, the decision is yours.
     
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    No. Absolutely not. You should never change your personal beliefs for someone else. If you are in a relationship where this is asked of you, your partner does not truly respect you. Spiritual beliefs and practices are entirely personal and should not be changed because someone wants you too.

    Of course, that being said, it is up to you. If you feel like this person is worth it, then by all means change your religion. I would strongly caution you against it though; if they are asking this of you, what else will they demand you change for them?
     

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