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Muslims should marry Muslims. Christians should marry Christians.

Anyone who is serious about their faith will want (and need) to find a partner who shares the same beliefs, especially if they have kids.

Okay give me thumbs down but Im being logical. Whats a child going to think if their parents religious beliefs contradict eachothers? (And according to Islam the kids MUST be raised Muslim, so already the Christian woman has to comprimise and see her kids raised in a different faith from what she believes in) Why would any Mother want her children being taught that the things that are important to her are not actually true? Is that fair?

Also, Christians are not even allowed to "marry out", according to the Epistles of Paul if I remember correctly, so anyone who is devout will not do that.

PS, no I dont live in a bubble, Im just not into this whole politcally correct nonsense

Emerald<3, Yahoo Answers 37 Comments [10/22/2008 6:23:16 PM]
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kingoftheheavies

Why would any Mother want her children being taught that the things that are important to her are not actually true?

Funny you should mention that; those things are not true. But then again, the muslim horseshit ain't true either.

10/22/2008 6:32:21 PM

approximate

Even the Catholic church gave up on that shit years ago.

10/22/2008 6:33:28 PM

aaa

Love knows no borders.

10/22/2008 6:35:53 PM

Grigadil

Nothing's more stubborn than a cat holic mother. I'd like to see one with a muslim husband. If the kids survive childhood, they'd probably end up atheists.

Paul had personal issues with sex and marriage. I wouldn't use any of his bullshit as guidance.

10/22/2008 6:37:11 PM

Mister Spak

"Anyone who is serious about their faith will want (and need) to find a partner who shares the same beliefs, especially if they have kids. "

Gotta keep those imaginary friends separated.

"Okay give me thumbs down but Im being logical."

Basing your choice of marriage partner on imaginary friends is not logical.

" Im just not into this whole politcally correct nonsense "

But you're way into regular nonsense.

10/22/2008 6:37:13 PM

Doctor Whom

For once, we have a Y!A quote that I don't consider to be all that fundy. If you claim to be a theist, either your theist beliefs matter, or they don't. If they matter, it makes perfect sense to want someone who shares your beliefs in something that is presumably so important. If they don't matter, why identify yourself by those beliefs?

10/22/2008 6:42:14 PM

Trovore

Oh I don't know. I think its alright if Fundamentalist Muslims and Christians marry each other. You're basically the same anyway (gay-hating, warmongering, blood-thirsty morons). Speaking of same-sex marriage Muslims and Fundies are basically on the same page. There is one major difference: Muslims think homosexuals should be beheaded for being same-sex married. Christians think they should be stoned to death. You'll just have to agree to disagree with your spouse on that one.

10/22/2008 6:42:37 PM

Gloria

this isn't really fundie: religious beliefs are important to people, and having the parents fight about which religion to bring their kids up in is not conducive to a healthy family atmosphere. really, the only fundie part here is where she describes paul's advice that marrying a non-believer is more trouble than it's worth (which is true) as "not even allowed to." some of the commentors are sounding more fundie than she does.

10/22/2008 6:43:51 PM

Joe-Bob

Actually got dumped recently over an argument about how the kids would be raised. She'd want them raised catholic (fine by me, I was a Catholic Sunday School Teacher). What broke us up was I was not willing to abide by the Catholic Church's banned book list.

The irony of it all: two weeks before she was ecstatic over me handing her a compilation of Thomas Paine's writings...three of which were banned by the Catholic Church.

10/22/2008 6:44:09 PM

upallnite

People are always asking how my wife and I maintain such a great relationship. I tell them that our diffrences keep us intrested in eachother.

Hell, not only did I get hitched to a theist she is also a diffrent race than me. Emerald, I hope your head explodes.

10/22/2008 6:50:30 PM

iflurry

I have to share this gem a friend of mine overheard...

"My girlfriend and I are both atheists, but we might have to break up. I think my children should have a religious mom to hate."

10/22/2008 7:58:20 PM

Thejebusfire

You should marry someone because you love them. Not because of their religion.

[Whats a child going to think if their parents religious beliefs contradict eachothers?]

The child will relize that there are diffrent religions and belief systems out there. My mother is christian and my father is agnostic. Yet, I had fine childhood.

Also, religions change. My mother wasn't christian when she married.

10/22/2008 8:04:20 PM

Disreg

Here's a crazy solution - let the kids decide their own faith! Or none...

10/22/2008 8:06:02 PM

Kris

Not that fundie. I mean, I certainly wouldn't want to marry someone who would (either subtly or not) tell me that my deeply held values are false, bad, wrong, etc.

However, consenting adult partners should be able to love whoever they want, regardless of beliefs, skin color, or background culture.

10/22/2008 8:11:18 PM

GigaGuess

@Disreg

My sentiments exactly.

@Kris

Yeah. If two adults can agree to disagree on their faiths, then it's none of the rest of the world's business.

10/22/2008 8:12:36 PM

Old Viking

What's the word on grabbin' a little Muslim strange?

10/22/2008 8:15:05 PM

The L

This Wiccan and her Baptist boyfriend respectfully disagree.

10/22/2008 8:30:23 PM

scubajesus

"(And according to Islam the kids MUST be raised Muslim, so already the Christian woman has to comprimise and see her kids raised in a different faith from what she believes in)"

Pretty much EVERY Judeo-Christian religion tries to get the kids to be raised in that religion. It's not as though because it's in the Qu'ran, immediately all Muslims believe and adhere strictly to that, just as in Judaism and Christianity (with the Bible/Torah).

10/22/2008 8:35:18 PM

Fdragon

Why is this even here? It's only logical that you would not want to marry someone who is strongly agianst what you belive, not matter what you belive in.

10/22/2008 8:36:17 PM

Thammuz

Why would any Mother want her children being taught that the things that are important to her are not actually true?
Well... since they aren't true... i dunno if she wanted to but she has to hear that from someine... just as much as his husband has to...

10/22/2008 8:51:49 PM

Quantum Mechanic

"Im just not into this whole politcally(sic) correct nonsense"

The illiterate irony is strong with this one.

10/22/2008 8:53:22 PM

hmcook87

I completely disagree with his comments regarding children, they should not be "raised in" any faith. However regarding marrage, I think he might have something of a point. Not because of any "rules" of a particular religion, but simply becuase people are more likely to be compatable if they share the same general world view. For instance, as an athiest, I would have a very hard time in a marrage to an evangalical christian. Not because they are bad people, but becuase I would think her most deeply held beliefs, the grounding of her entire life, is total nonsence. Not the greatest foundation for a successful relationship. Hey, if you can make it work, great. But I don't see myself marrying someone very religious.

10/22/2008 8:56:46 PM

floorcandy

'Muslims should marry Muslims. Christians should marry Christians.'

Exactly! That's why gay people should marry... oh.

10/22/2008 10:45:57 PM

Mat

Having listened to songs commemorating the disasters that are usualy mixed-faitm marriages in Northern Ireland (and that's only Catholics and Protestants), this persona actually has a point.

To those who argue otherwise: I suggest that they listen to "The Orange and the Green". It's about the lightest-hearted take on the phenomenon.

10/22/2008 10:59:48 PM



Whats a child going to think if their parents religious beliefs contradict eachothers?

That it is possible for sensible human beings of different religions to coexist peacefully?

... naaah.

10/22/2008 11:20:11 PM

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