Do you consider converting to other religion if you were about to get married?

religion - different religion
Philippines
March 16, 2009 6:01am CST
If you were to be married to someone that have a different religion example you were a Catholic and then the one you will be marrying was Muslim. Would you consider yourself converting to their religion or would you ask the person you will marry to convert his/her religion to your own religion. Or would you ignore both of your religion and stay as what you are before? As for me, I will ignore what religion we have. As long as we love each oher, I think if he/she really love you, he/she will understand and respect your decision to stay or not stay to your current religion. For you guys, what can you say about it?
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24 responses
@eselmaro (208)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Change of religion is a tough decision. Not only for the two of us but also with our family. As long as we love each other and we believe in one God, I will do whatever it is.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
17 Mar 09
Well.I wont change my religion if i am in that situation.Love has no religion.Why should we change our religion for him?If he really loves me religion doesnt matter.He should be accept and my religion.I also accept him and his religion.
@oxtihama (93)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
I will respect the religion of my partner. There is no use forcing my partner to embrace my religion if he/she is not convince to it. True enough that what is important in married life is love and not the issue of the difference of what the couple believe. As long as each loves and respects what the other believes then difference of religion is no big deal.
@jezblog (202)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
I would not change my religion, Love is not measured by religion or shall we say love is said to be true when religion can't forbid the relationship. What matters most to me is the feeling and understanding of both parties that no matter what obstacles may come to us we still stick to each other and live our life to the fullest and raise our children with discretion of choosing their own religion. :(
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Biblically speaking, Revelation 12:17 said."Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring--those who obey God's commandment and hold to the testimony of Jesus." This means that there is really a true church of the true God in this last days. This is called the remnant church. The identifying marks of the remnant church which is the so called true church are (1)they obey the commandments of God (2) they have the testimonies of Jesus Christ which is the Spirit of Prophecy(Revelation 19:10). If she or he is a member of this church, converting to his or her religion is amenable to me or it is the right thing to do. If not, converting is not proper to do.
• Malaysia
17 Mar 09
if you think that love need sacrifices,why not?.I saw many people changing religion just for their love one.They even study the religion.Well their parent must be the same religion to someone that you want to marry.Show how high your determination if you love someone and ready to face any obstacle.It just go like this, love didn't make us fall,it give us strength,and that strength make us go. Is there a god? it's a story of a man that not believe in god.It came to another god-believer and said "there are people everywhere believe in god,but not me, and i'm prepared to prove it that this universe has no creator". Hearing that the god-believer said wait for him at the island far south from there and he will give him the answer to break his opinion.Without a word,the man paddle a boat of his to the island. Then the god-believer came late when the sunset can be seen but the man can be found waiting for his arrival. "Why were you late in your arrival?"said the man in a very high tone but still holding his anger."What if i tell you something weird happen to me,and because of that i was late?It's started as i'm looking for a boat to come here,but didn't find any.When i' was walking i find a broken boat with other broken planks.Suddenly the plank move together and all of them reassembled to the broken boat and became a boat that seaworthy.All this happen without a work of a carpenter or a worker,I sat on it and cross the water to came here." "Why you ?!" shouted the man while holding his fist."I have not heard anything absurd than this?How can a boat exist without a carpenter to build it? This is an explicit lie". Then the man said "O Blasphemer,if the mind cannot accept that this existence of this boat without a carpenter or worker,then how do you say this entire universe is without a creator?" the man become silent hering this. Is love really importance? Why.yes of course.When the power of love overtake the love of power,the world will know peace. We have the key to change our live.Seek an answer and you will find it Happy mylotting :)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
I'm not sure,but if ever,maybe that's possible.However religion isn't really important,what matters is that both of you love each other and no one or nothing should get on the way.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Well that should be the ideal way of treating religion when planning to get settled down. As for most religions they do not practice as such. Like for example in Muslim they would require you to convert to Islam before you are accepted to marry their kind. As for the Catholics they have lowered their requirement when giving the sacrament of marriage to those that are non Catholic. Other Christian religions also practice that anyone who marries should also convert to their religion. As for me, as much as I would like not to convert I might be force to but then they could not force me to practice their religion. I would comply to be married to the person I love but I would still practice my own faith as much as I could.
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
17 Mar 09
i don't have to convert to other religion when i get married because i married with a man with the same religion... when i look for a life-partner, i make sure that i look for the one with the same religion and who share the same faith with me... also, in the Bible, it is very clearly stated that God wants His children to marry with people with the same religion... it will be very hard if i have to marry with somebody with a different religion especially when it comes to raising children and communication... take care and have a nice day...
• United States
17 Mar 09
I would hope that the person marrying me would accept my faith and my beliefs and respect me enough to allow me the right to have them. I would never expect the person I'm marrying to convert to my way of thinking or believing either. To me, there is much more to a marriage then just your "religious" beliefs. Namaste-Anora
@godara (59)
• India
17 Mar 09
Once you are born into a religion then thats your religion and if a person really loves you he or she should not have any problem with your religion.
• United States
17 Mar 09
I am penacostal, and my husband is catholic. We have both ignored each others religion and decided that our daughter can choose any religion she likes. (Whichever of ours or if she chooses another one) Getting married doesn't mean you have to change for the other person. If you're getting married then you love each other just they way you are anyways.
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
I also would like to think that religion does not pose a conflict if lovers genuinely loves one another. But there are times when those around you actually cares about it and make life difficult.. hehe.. there are always people like that...
• Malaysia
17 Mar 09
Once you are a catholic you are always a catholic and I do not see the need to convert to other religion for the sake of marriage. It is an unwise move cos you will be stepping into a landmine especially attaching yourself to a religion that believe in polygamy. Remember love is blind and you only get back your eyesight when you are married. So do not trade your soul for the sake of love and marriage.
@marc1874 (83)
17 Mar 09
I don't really take religion seriously to be frank, i am a catholic, but it's not something i really think about as it's not a major part of my like. We are who we are, no one can change that.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I would not change my religion because I was marrying someone of a different faith. I doubt that I would marry outside of my religion to begin with, but if I did, my beliefs are very strong and I would never change them. Shalom~Adoniah
16 Mar 09
I would never do that. And for people that do, how do they choose which one converts? I have only ever been with atheists, like me and someone who was agnostic. I think I would be with a Christian, but nothing else. I would go to church with her every so often if she wanted, but I would not become with the religion my self.
• United States
16 Mar 09
No, I would not convert my religion for anything. I am athiest!
@OConnell87 (1046)
16 Mar 09
i don't consider myself to follow any particular religion so i would never convert to a religion that my partner has, nor would i expect them to stop following their religion, as long as you respect each others views and not try to change them its ok. I know that when i have kids i will not be taking my children to church because i don't do it myself so i would feel like a hypocrite, but if my partner wanted our children to go to church, i wouldn't say no, as long as if my child decides at some point they dont want to go then that is fine also and not forced to accept and follow a religion
@RDKOSASIH (101)
• Indonesia
16 Mar 09
i think that is no problem i think i can recieve the different religion