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Is it a sin to have a relationship with ur 3rd degree cousin???

  1. ric7chelle profile image52
    ric7chelleposted 8 years ago

    I'm a new residency here in the place where I meet my Love cousin,but before I know that we are cousins his my crush but when I saw him in Family reunion,I shock..gosh his my 3rd degree cousin,I cant believe it.It hurts that I could never expect more that we could be a lover because we are cousin,,huhuhu.sad

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on your culture.  In many cultures, it is perfectly OK to marry your first cousin, second cousin or third cousin.

      If it is not OK in your culture,then that's your choice.

    2. IslandBites profile image88
      IslandBitesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sin? According to... the bible? LOL If it is so, you could have a relation with you brother, eben your dad.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I don't think so. Having a relationship with a 1st cousin is looked down on and illegal in some places but I don't even know if it's a sin.

  3. Ms.Lavae profile image71
    Ms.Lavaeposted 8 years ago

    I don't think it's a sin but i would never do it. I don't care if he was my 20 th degree cousin i would have nothing to do with it.

    1. Lisa HW profile image73
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol   My girlfriends and I used to have the argument about one of us (not me) saying it was fine to have a relationship with a first cousin.  (It was her nationality that apparently had no problem with it.)  The other two of us used to say, "Eeew, gross, gross, gross."  lol  She was always telling us she didn't see the problem.  smile

      I have to agree with you, though, if I found out it was "any" cousin I'd have to rule him out.  smile  Whether it's a sin or not probably depends on the religion.  Apparently, even a first cousin wouldn't have been a sin for my very Catholic girlfriend and her family.

  4. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I don't think it's a sin. If we had grown up together, however, it would probably be too strange for me.

  5. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Of course it's not a sin !
    It's not even ilegal!

  6. profile image51
    cami2403posted 8 years ago

    in some religions and cultures it is acceptable to have a relationship with ur 2nd cousin forward... there arent any laws preventing you from forming a relationship, i think it is entirely up to you to make that decision of whether it is morally wrong or right. you shouldnt let anyone decide for you. if you think its ok, go for it! have a chat with your family and also him, to make sure you both have the same views on relationships within the family.

  7. Richieb799 profile image76
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    what is a 3rd degree cousin? depends what percentage of blood you share lol
    I kinda had a crush on a cousin when I was younger, we barely saw each other because she lived out in the countryside.. it was funny because they called me city boy and she made a fuss of me, because they didnt go to city often..
    but i was young then so you dont understand..Theres plenty more fish in the sea

  8. Bovine Currency profile image60
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    do you share any blood relatives?  that would be my only concern.

  9. ric7chelle profile image52
    ric7chelleposted 8 years ago

    They say that having an intimate relationship with your relative or cousin is a big embarrass for community especially when you got married, the one who will suffer is your siblings maybe they will born abnormal? Is that true???

    If that is true then..I'll better away my cousin, even though we love each other..its hurts huh..but I need to do it!sad

    Thanks for your idea here!

    God Bless!

    Keep on touch!

  10. Ms.Lavae profile image71
    Ms.Lavaeposted 8 years ago

    yea that's true, even though im not sure it if the kid will come out that way since it's your third cousin and not someone closer such as a brother or something. But in my community it is an embarrasement. I mean come on all the men in the world you can find someone who isn't family.

  11. alexandriaruthk profile image71
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    you are still young, you cans til find more love, I think that to some society and culture this si still taboo and you donw want your children together to face that too..

  12. TINA V profile image79
    TINA Vposted 8 years ago

    Spiritually, the Holy Bible doesn't mention anything that it is a sin to have a relationship with your 3rd cousin or any relative.

    Biologically, it will have birth effects on your offsprings.  Children might have possible physical or mental defects.  You can ask your physician about this matter.

    Socially, both of your families, friends and relatives wouldn't approve it.  It can be a moral societal issue.

    Pray for guidance before you decide.

  13. kmackey32 profile image66
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    It just dont seem right to me.

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      bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Honestly, I'm againist it too.

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    bloodnlatexposted 8 years ago

    The the old southern saying goes 'If you can't keep it in your pants, then keep it in the family.'

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    That's insane, geez nice thread roll

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    oldenuf2nobetterposted 8 years ago

    Not unless you get caught.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Some of that 'inbreeding' produced some very talented individuals. Right off I can think of 3. Jerry 'Killer' Lee, Mickey Gilly, and Jimmy Swaggert. All really great musicians and singers and cousins. Not too partial to Jimmy though.

  18. chigoiyke profile image61
    chigoiykeposted 8 years ago

    Whether first, second, third or 100th cousin, it is known as incest and also a sin. Its really bad

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      Nathan Baptiste77posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That means your incest as well because new scientific shows that EVERYONE in the world are related no less than 50th cousin.

  19. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    If anyone is interested in the issue of risk of congenital anomalies in babies born to different "levels" of cousins, here's the National Institutes of Health has on it:


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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thank you lisa...

  20. Ms.Lavae profile image71
    Ms.Lavaeposted 8 years ago

    I just couldn't get with that. I personally think it's disguting.