friendship

India
October 17, 2009 6:55pm CST
If you come to know that your friend belongs to someother religion or caste or Nationality do you still like her/him and continue to be her/his friend or avoid her/him and select your friend of your choice
11 responses
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
20 Oct 09
My friends arent my friends because of their religious choices, or their sexuality, race, social status, etc etc...I am friends with them because of their personality, their character and the fact that we have things in common or just plain get along ya know....
• India
23 Oct 09
yes. We make friends only our likes and dislikes matches, our thoughts are same, our views and thinkings are the match, we naturally become friends
• India
20 Oct 09
Friendship depends on mutual trust and respect. While choosing friends, I don’t look at their nationality or religion but I expect the same from them. For example, if I befriend a Christian then I am open to celebrating Christmas with him/her but I would expect the same treatment from him/her regarding my own Hindu festivities. If not, then that’s not friendship. A lot of inter-religious marriages take place where conversion is involved…when people fall in love they don’t think about religion but before marriage this issue comes up and then one partner converts willingly or otherwise…I personally feel that is wrong. Friendship, love all these should be above religion otherwise that’s not friendship.
• India
23 Oct 09
Yes. I totally agree with you. What you feel is practical
• Nepal
19 Oct 09
any one from any religion cast or nationality i would like to friend and not doing so is nothing more than a narrow mind
• India
20 Oct 09
Yes. Friendship is a very beautiful relationship between two souls and we should not corrupt it by thinking in a meanway like caste, religion, language or Nationality but to respect it. Because our best friends will help us in times of need and do not hesitate to lend their helping hand in times of crisis
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Hello friend, When i make friends to someone,i never ask what's his/her religion. In friendship,i guess it's not religion or caste that matters. It's the feeling and compatibility with each other,how we enjoyed each company. Religion is not a basis for good friendship or any relationship.
• India
23 Oct 09
I totally agree with you. When two people while getting married do not bother about their caste and so the intercaste marriages are becoming common, why should we bother about caste and religion for friendship?
• India
19 Oct 09
Hi Aunty, I have friends who belong to different caste , Having friends of different caste helps to broaden our knowledge. Friends are the one whom we select so there will be no place for caste or nationality.
• India
23 Oct 09
You are absolutely correct and that is what i too think and i have lots of friends who belongs to different castes and religions and we share our love and affection and helping hand with each other
@bird123 (10518)
• United States
18 Oct 09
gotta love-em all!!!
• India
20 Oct 09
Yes. i do agree with you
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
18 Oct 09
ofcourse, why not, i will mingle with everybody, i have no cast feelings. i believe that all people are my friends. i do mean that. thankyou, have a nice day.
• India
20 Oct 09
You are right. As far as the friendship is concerned, we should not mind caste, religion, or nationality. it is a beautiful relationship
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I have friends of different religions, and some with different nationality's. I choose my friends because of who they are inside.
• India
20 Oct 09
Yes, Choosing our friends from seeing them inside is the best way to select our friends. What is the use of having lots of friends who are selfish and mean and do bother for us when the time comes for them to help us
@afarrell1 (261)
• United States
18 Oct 09
you still keep them as your friend, you at some point had to choose to associate with them to start with, they don't have to be your closest friend but you shouldn't completely disregard them. I myself am a christian, I've tried out a lot of religions and this is the one that fit's best, I was raised in the Church of God, then went out in my teens and early youth and sewed my wild oats in Wicca, Catholicism, a Taoist, and was just plain agnostic for a while. I believe that for those friends of mine who do not prescribe to my beliefs, the best testimony is the life I lead. There are some hot button topics that we may avoid during discussions - or we just agree to disagree on certain things. Same with me and my democratic friends.
• India
23 Oct 09
What you say is correct and I totally agree with you and respect your thoughts.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
Knowing and interacting with people from different backgrounds helps to broaden our horizons and outlook in life. It's nice to look at the world from different perspectives. I would like to have friends from different countries and religion. enjoy!
• India
23 Oct 09
you are absolutely correct. We can broaden our horizon and outlook only through interacting with people from different backgrounds. i have lots of friends belong to different countries in Mylot and I am happy by sending messages and chat invitations to them.
• United States
18 Oct 09
I prefer friends of different relgions and nationalitys because it gives a varity of ideas.
• India
18 Oct 09
You are correct. Friendship knows no difference between caste or religion. nationality or colour. It is a beautiful relationship between two souls.