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Why are parents so reluctant to the idea, that their children want to be in a relationship, with someone who is different religion...?

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I'm an atheist so just the idea makes me roll my eyes but I assume they don't like it because they think the other kid may influence you and may convert you to another religion or they are just prejudice against other religions.

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I'm guessing they assume some conflict will eventually arise between two people with different beliefs and want to save them from that trouble.

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Not really a good general answer to that question. Some folks are just really rigid in their beliefs. I personally don't have a problem with it.

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Not all Religions teach the truth.


2 Corinthians 6:14

14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? Also like lala said. Most have issues down the line and will eventually end up in a divorce because of it.

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Fundamentalist Christians actually divorce at a higher rate than anyone in the country.
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Hi! Skippy. Your wrong there. I don't know where you get your information but I can tell you this. There are millions of people who claim they are Christians that are not. Therefore the ones you speak of are eliminated. But that's ok nice try.
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James: Every religion thinks its the right one and can cite passages like you did.
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Of course James sits on the right hand of god and judges those who claim to be Christian.
Some are and some aren't;
just ask James.
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Ah yes. The old No True Scotsman fallacy. Anyone who doesn't conveniently fit your argument isn't a "real" Christian. Sorry about your luck, Sport, but you don't define who is and isn't a Christian. It's defined by belief alone.

Funny how they all exclude certain Christians when it suits them, but claim them all when going on about it being the most popular religion.

The divorce statistics were studied by the Barna Group which , amusingly, is a CHRISTIAN research group known for their PRO-Christian bias. Yet they still discovered conservative Cheistians have the highest divorce rates in the nation, MUCH higher than that of atheists or agnostics.

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Keep up the good work James ! We only have to please Jesus not man !
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JamesKaeberle
Amen! betty. God bless you.
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Agree on that one 110% rave!
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Because most religions, particularly monotheistic ones, are exclusionist and intolerant.

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Religions are profit generating machines, and they are in competition for your money. If they can keep you in their religion, they get your money instead of the church across the street. Becoming close to people from another religion is a threat to your church, so your church makes people (including your parents) believe that its bad and against god to do that. Ideally, they need you to breed within the church membership.

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I personally wouldn't care if my wife/ girlfriend was religious or not. As long as she would be open-minded and open to new ideas I wouldn't care. I guess many parents, both religious and non-religious, don't like not being in control of their child and they would probably see an act like that as defiance. Also this is coming from a die-hard Christian

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Because religion poisons everything - even true love.

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They are loving parents who want the best for their children.

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They feel knowing another person's religion will make them be converted to a new belief. Basically, most religious parents don't approve of their children actually knowing what the world holds.

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