You cannot be friends with someone you disagree with, without minimizing your convictions. However, in some instances depending on that person, you can be friends. I don't think it makes your resolve weaker.
Yes you can be because all the people think differently i have many friends where we disagree on things we both put out ideas or thoughts out on the table and discuss them to figure out which one is better for that situation that creates good friendship you cant always be the same people never the same.
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Yes you can be friend with people you are disagree with. People have own way of thinking and perception of life. However we sometime disagree with our parent, brothers and sisters but we still get along find. Love, compassion and wisdom are keys of happiness it doesn't matter we agree or disagree.
You can still be friends... it's silly to think otherwise. If a certain topic is a huge bone of contention between the two of you, just avoid it. If, on the other hand, you can disagree civilly and laugh about it afterwards, the two of you might find that you open up a whole new way of thinking for one another. Your convictions and how firmly they are ingrained within you have much more to do with your own strength of character than with any outside influences.
I learn to throw out convictions. Im not always right and sometimes it takes me awile to find out i wasnt. Ive done that enuf to know better IM NOT ALWAYS RIGHT. when i quit being a know it all i all of a sudden got all kinds of friends i disagree on some things with.
Depends how strong you are in your convictions. If you have a moment when your weak in your conviction then your resolve will be very fragile & you may be negatively influenced. If you are very strong in your convictions & resolve you may end up being a positive role model for this person, just know yourself & when to walk away. Bless!!!
My two lifelong friends are left-winged while I'm right-winged. My almost-best-friends are Atheist while I'm Christian. My brother is republican while his wife is democratic. All of the mentioned people here (including myself) stand by their beliefs firmly and remain fair to each other. The only person you can't remain friends with because of a disagreement is a bigot. But no belief comes certain with the bigot trait.
I think I have to disagree on this one. I never thought I would say this because I've always been able to get along with everyone, but there are some on here that are just ruthless, it's their way or the highway, it can't be gray, only black or white, sorry but I just don't roll that way.