Is it possible to have a good, close relationship with someone of a different re

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  1. Tracy K. profile image67
    Tracy K.posted 6 years ago

    Is it possible to have a good, close relationship with someone of a different religion or belief?

  2. Jen Garcia profile image53
    Jen Garciaposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I strongly believe that if you care for a person it shouldn't matter what his/her belief is. It only matters what is in the heart. I am a Wiccan. I believe in the natural coarse of nature,Life,Mother and the Father... not the devil as many think .. My vary close friends are Christian. we all are different in so many ways. but in the end we all are the same , every person has a heart, no matter if there gay, bi, Catholic, Muslim , or even Wiccan .. we all share the air and the same earth..

    1. Darrell Roberts profile image76
      Darrell Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said. One of my closet friend practiced Wicca, now she is a Christian, all I care is that she is doing well and happy.  Best wishes to you.

  3. sadie423 profile image90
    sadie423posted 6 years ago

    I believe so. One of my best friends is Christian and I am not. I don't care what any one believes so long as they don't try to convert me. I don't mind if she prays for me and my family and she doesn't mind that I don't for hers. We are friends way beyond faith. We are all people, faith shouldn't be the deciding factor in friendship.

  4. Seeker7 profile image94
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    I can prove it's possible because it happens in our family. Most of my family are Christian but I and a couple of others, have a different belief from them. This doesn't affect in anyway our love for each other. We respect each others beliefs and never condem what the other feels is their way to God. If you have true love, respect and tolerance for a person, then yes you can live quite happily with them even although their beliefs are different.

  5. Esenbee profile image62
    Esenbeeposted 6 years ago

    Hmm...initially the friendship or relationship could be good but ultimately its not. It depends on how dedicated and devoted each person is to their beliefs. If a devout Christian wanted to date a devout Buddhist, the relationship would eventually crumble due to their belief systems. By whom'standards are they going to raise their children, by whom's Spiritual Laws are they going to model their lives after? These questions may pop up if the relationship becomes more serious. But if either party of the friendship/relationship are not as devoted, the bond will be like any other bond...they would get along just fine because they both are in "agreement" in how they live.

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    I think it depends largely on the personalities of the two friends. If they accept their difference of opinion and respect their beliefs, then there shouldn't be any problems. This is possible for people of any religion. However, I think it starts driving a wedge between people when it turns into 'saving' someone. For example, baptizing a person/child without the parent's permission, or praying to god that he save the soul of your non-religious friend. Praying for happiness and health are one thing, but it's another when you genuinely believe your friend is a sinner doomed to hell.

  7. slcockerham profile image74
    slcockerhamposted 6 years ago

    I think it is. As I've had good relationshipsas in friendship with Muslims and Zoarastrians. We just agreed to try to get understanding of each others beliefs, without trying to push our faith.

  8. jennshealthstore profile image92
    jennshealthstoreposted 6 years ago

    I think so. I grew up in New York where there are so many different religions, races and ideas. But even though some of us had different beliefs we were able to unite as friends. Caring for a person is about getting to know who they are on the inside, and agreeing to disagree on certain subjects. Plus it is always nice to get to learn and understand the way other people think. It does not mean we have to change our beliefs, just accept that people are different.

  9. Vegas Elias profile image47
    Vegas Eliasposted 6 years ago

    It is very much possible because relationships are and should not be based on religion or belief. There are several aspects of a person's personality other than religion which may lead to a good relationship.

  10. Darrell Roberts profile image76
    Darrell Robertsposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely, I have had close friend who are Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and atheists.  Life is very simple in my mind, because I have chosen to follow the path set forth in the Vedas (Books of wisdom), it is best to love all linving beings as spiritual parts and parcels of God.  I do not have to agree with my friends, I love my friends because the accept me as I am, I accept them as they are, we all try to make ourselves better people and help other around us.

    We get into fun discussions about religions and beliefs, but we always wish each other well. We pray for each other, well not the atheist, but that is still ok with me. I pray for everyone. I pray that we all (all living beings) make it home to Godhead/Krishna and find eternal happiness.

    P.S. I am not saying that I like or condone everyone's actions. I believe that their karma will straighten them out in long run.

    Best wishes.


  11. profile image0
    VeronicaInspiresposted 5 years ago

    Yes. Especially if we're aren't focused on the fact that they have a different belief or are of a different religion. When we strip ourselves of those labels, we become more alike than we are different.


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