Is it ok to marry someone with a different religion?

@kutchi (12331)
Pakistan
February 6, 2007 12:21pm CST
hey guys give your views
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28 responses
• India
15 Feb 07
Its perfectly alright to marry somebody from other religion if u find him as the right person to spend rest of ur life.The only problem i see in marrying a person of different religion is difference in food habits, religious beliefs and certain practices.If the couple decides to give space to each other and respect each others views there should be no problem whatso ever. In any case marriage is about change of views and ideas,respecting each other,sharing love and care,companionship and not to forget commitment.Marrying a person from other religion would require you to do everything of the above.That is the essence of marriage.
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@cuhkiz (568)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
its okey, love doesnt have to pick up any religion right. Besides that depends only if your comfy to each others. You will last long. Changing of religion is fine as long you love your partner and you know how to deal and relate with him. AS long as you can also relate with the new religion your going to get. YOu have different beliefs but you still can get going coz you both have the chemistry we are talking about love.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Ultimately I would say of course it is BUT I realize that in some cultures and religions, its a big fat no no.....Personally though I dont see why not I mean you arent attracted to the persons faith, you are attracted to the person ya know..
• United States
6 Feb 07
No, I don't think it's a good idea. I'm a Christian and would never marry someone who was not a Christian. I made that mistake once and so I've learned. You need someone who shares your faith in the Lord.
@mariner68 (1278)
• India
6 Feb 07
its perfectly ok if both of them love each other very much. religion is secondary when it comes to love.
@kutchi (12331)
• Pakistan
6 Feb 07
thanx for your response
• Niger
19 Mar 07
Ok mean a lot as it depend of your faith in your original religion. If you are just a deep believer,like a fundamentalist it's not ok,but if you are open minded and that religion don't have that special place in your heart you'll just not give credit to the religion of your partner.
• United States
19 Mar 07
You can't control whom you fall in love with. It doesn't happen that way. If it did, life would be much simpler I think. As long as both sides are comfortable with eachother's religion and can respect the other, what is the big deal? If you love eachother, the differences in religion should not matter.
@mariner68 (1278)
• India
19 Mar 07
its perfectly ok as long as both of them love each other.
@minty3 (592)
• Nigeria
19 Mar 07
its not okay to marry someone of a different religion cos if you can tolerate yourselves, how do you incorporate your kids. Which religion will you teach them or whose value system will you bring them up in? they will be confused and then you'll understand that your love will break down then.
@asadikbal (148)
19 Mar 07
I think it is OK but when the couple will be having childrens than it is going to be a problem which is the religion they are going to follow. Other things are going to be OK if the couple loves each other.
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
get married because you love each other and not because of religion. this has nothing to do with culture or whatever practices or belief. it's about feelings and emotions that you feel for each other that really what matters most. example: if i am a catholic and the girl is a muslim, will i not marry her just because her religion is different from mine? what about my feelings for her? will it not matter? i suppressed my feelings just because we are not in the same religion? of course not. i will marry her because i love her and religion cannot prevent me from marrying her. so it is very ok to marry someone with a different religion. we are talking of feelings here. now when you are married, it's either you will join your partner's religion or your partner will join you. or you can freely live together even with different belief or religion. that is what you call respect with each and everyone's culture.
• India
18 Mar 07
Hello, i dont think its the best idea. I mean i have experienced it and i regret it its ano win situation for me at least for right now.If you are in love and BOTH of you compromise with each other and can do any thing for each other,then its ok,but if not...a definite NO.you never know wat you are in unless you got into it.Is it ok if you had children??for childs sake thinkabout them ..coz after they are born you will proabably think of no 1 else.
@hijas007 (1386)
• India
20 Feb 07
i dont like to marry from a different religion... here in india it is difficult to marry a wonman in another religion...we have to face many problms.... may some leads to communal riots!
@sonnet (165)
• South Korea
15 Feb 07
In Korea where I live I've seen many marriages of mixed religion, primarily between Buddhists and Christians. It can sometimes cause conflict, for example during national celebrations, the wife is expected to prepare the festivities in accordance with her mother-in-law's religion and to honor their ancestors with rituals outside of her own tradition. But for the most part I've noticed that these marraiges are the strongest and most successful I've seen here. I think this is partly due to the fact that these couples get married knowing, understanding and accepting their different points of view right from the start - and this then helps them later down the line when they develop different points of view on subjects outside of religion. Thus their marriages are more communicative and accepting of each other. In Australia where I'm from, we are a fairly secular society. Religion is more of a personal thing and I think the many of my friends are in marriages of different religions, its never been an issue. This topic reminds em of an episode of the old sitcom Cheers where Woody's marriage to Kelly almost breaks up over the fact that he belongs to the Lutheran Church of Missouri and she is from the Lutheran Church of America and they have to learn to reconcile their differences.
@chavezrmc (5777)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
sure why not? Love conquers all. But i have to warn you of the complications as to your beliefs and your faith. But its up to you to understand and accept. Acceptance of one's belief means repect also. So, Love, Trust and Respect goes together. But i want also to tell you that its better when you're married that you only have 1 religion. After all we are believing in one God, the same God. Remember religion can't save us but only our Faith and good deeds. good day!
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
Hello, kutchi, For me, yes it is ok to marry with different religion, we have just one God, we believe in one God. As long as you both agree on your arrangement, if you both will go to the same church or will part everytime you go to church, the important is you have a RESPECT TO ONE ANOTHER OF YOUR RESPECTIVE DEVOTIONS. You can live together in one roof with LOVE,RESPECT AND MOST ESPECIALLY GOD IS THE CENTER OF YOUR LIFE AS HUSBAND AND WIFE.
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
Yes. There's no problem in marrying someone who's religion differs from yours. But you have to decide as to which religion will you choose, if you plan to get married in the church. But if it is a civil wedding, I do not see any problem.
@lislis (89)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 07
Thats not easy to say. Depend on many things... but to me is quite exhausting i guess.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I think it is ok I guess since I was Baptist and my husband was Penicostal (I hope I spelled that right). However, at first it did cause some problems because I was very closed minded because I had been raised that way and I finally opened my eyes to the world of that belief and have never felt more close to God than I do now. I feel like God talks to me more and allows the Spirit to move within me to bring me closer to Him. I have seen where it tears a family apart a friend of mine was Baptist and her husband was Catholic and they fought constantly about where the children would go to church and what they would be raised as, and they finally got divorced. IT was really sad. SO I guess it just depends on the people.
@kool78 (490)
• India
14 Feb 07
For me i would not mind marrying a girl from another religion. But here in INDIA society does not accept such marriage. The society does not agree here. why should we differentiate religion? Forget religion here they differentiate even between sub caste. If a guju marries a marathi , people from your caste tries to ignore you. I hate such kind of people
• India
8 Feb 07
Religion doesnt matter wen two people know about each other and can lead their life happily. watever religion may be.