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Would you marry someone of a very different religion?

  1. Jojo Yousef profile image71
    Jojo Yousefposted 2 years ago

    Would you marry someone of a very different religion?

  2. connorj profile image77
    connorjposted 2 years ago


    Absolutely; although, I would not marry into a religion that forced me to convert into that particular one in order to marry. I would want to be able to exercise "free will" in this regard.

  3. Titen-Sxull profile image86
    Titen-Sxullposted 2 years ago

    Define very different. Because Buddhism and Taoism are quite different from my Western sensibilities but I'd probably marry a Buddhist or a Taoist. Or Shinto, which is Japanese ancestor worship, that's a pretty banal and tolerable religion. I'd feel comfortable marrying anyone of a religion that is limited in the amount and extremity of its superstitions and which generally promotes peace.

    The only religions I would actively avoid are the ones so dangerously irrational that they lead to violence, which in today's world is mainly Islam or some sort of suicide cult like Jonestown, Heaven's Gate - or some hardcore version of cult-like Christianity (like the creepy QuiverFull movement) which is self-destructive.

    I'd also avoid marrying anyone where I might be expected to convert OR be ostracized by her half of the family for not being the same religion.

    Also I might marry someone who defines themselves as a Pagan but it depends on how much they lean toward New Age. I can't stand New Age nonsense about crystals and tarot cards and this bastardized pseudo-occultism nonsense.

  4. Say Yes To Life profile image81
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years ago

    That depends on the religion.  If I could handle his religion long enough to know him to the point of marrying, why not?

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image96
    M. T. Dremerposted 2 years ago

    When I met my wife, she was a non-practicing catholic and I was an atheist. And it didn't seem to cause any problems between us. If your interests/world views match up for most things, differing religions is irrelevant.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    Religion has never been very important to me.
    My only hesitation would be if this person took it upon them self to view me as a project with plans to convert me. That could lead to fireworks. I subscribe to the "live and let live" philosophy.
    If this person can accept the fact that I won't be running off to church every Sunday or participating in various church activities then there is no problem. I'm okay with having some alone time!smile

  7. liesl5858 profile image87
    liesl5858posted 2 years ago

    It depends, I don't think religion matters if you love someone with a different belief. I married an atheist and I was baptised Roman Catholic but my religion never became an issue for us. I suppose it would matter if my husband will object to me going to church.

  8. profile image0
    Mel92114posted 2 years ago

    When I married my husband, I was Christian. He was/is Atheist. We've been happily married for 23 years.

  9. everythingbike profile image79
    everythingbikeposted 2 years ago

    Yes I would, My significant other is a spiritualist and I am Christian. It actually helps the relationship as we can have healthy discussions about the matter.
    My mother works at a church and my father is an atheist. They have absolutely no problems when it comes to each others religion as long as it is not forced on the other as it can strain the relationship.

  10. Evane profile image55
    Evaneposted 2 years ago

    No. His Christian faith is a number one requirement, as for me. If he has a different faith, then better not entertain.