Would You Change Religions for Love?

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  1. peterfonda

    peterfonda Well-Known Member

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    Howard is "an atheist" and Beth is Catholic. Neither appears to be converting to the other's religion, although it does appear that Howard celebrates the Christian holidays, like Christmas, and not the Jewish holidays (or at least he gives us the impression that he does not).

    Would you switch religions for love?
     
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    greyt Well-Known Member

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    no. can't imagine wanting to be with someone who wouldn't accept me unless I made some silly arbitrary change like that.
     
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    No. I'm agnostic and changing that would be a lie. But if I fell for a girl who believes in some religion, I'd have no problem respecting or "celebrating" certain holidays. I've always thought that the changing of religion to appease or comfort a spouse shows weak character.

    My mom's Catholic and my father was an atheist. He had no objection to me and my brother being Christened and holidays like Christmas and Easter were always celebrated in a secular way. It's best to pick your battles.
     
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    Beth's religion is.....MONEY. She could've cared less what religion he was when they met.
     
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    greyt Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how the old stereotype of Jewish parents desperately wanting their kids to marry other Jews isn't seen as incredibly bigoted
     
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    hell no! i was born a snake handler and by god i'll die one. :pissed:
     
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    in this pc world, it is.

    but it's honest, something the white gentile world often refuses to be with itself at the risk of appearing 'insensitive'.
     
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    no, but i would claim to for sex.
     
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    It is. But so what?

    I've dated Jewish chicks and most of their parents liked me. I've never felt any negative vibe from the parents that I've met. But they never felt comfortable enough around me to show their horns.
     
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    why would you want to bother, unless it is because one family wants the ceremony in a specific denominational church. if the UC is good enough, i'd marry ourselves.
     
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    "Now you know that's some mean pussy to make a man change gods."

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    :rofl:
     
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    that's why I said it's a stereotype. I don't know enough Jews to know how accurate it is.
     
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    possibly because (1) its not a stereotype, and (2) its not bigoted.

    to be a stereotype it would have to be an oversimplified conception. there is nothing oversimplified about it.

    to be bigoted it would have to evidence of intolerance: somebody with strong opinions, especially on politics, religion, or ethnicity, who refuses to accept different views. it has nothing to do with intolerance.

    its strictly cultural: according to the rules jewishness flows through the maternal lineage. marry a non-jewish girl and the children are not jewish. thats the only reason parents want jews to marry other jews: it maintains the culture and lineage. there is no implied inferiority. there is a lot of inferred inferiority, but that due to the desires of some organizations to manipulate their members to be against jews (one way to solidify a group of people is to give them a common enemy)
     
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    i'm told it is; i wouldn't know as i am not attracted to jewish women so far.
     
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    Oh I wasn't saying that it's untrue...I was just cramming my personal experience in there for some reason. I knew lots of Jewish people who came from homes where they could date gentiles, but when it came to marriage, they were expected to marry a Jew. That definitely exists.

    I don't have a problem with that. Ultimately the person has to decide for themselves, but I don't think it's a bad thing that parents want their children to to carry on tradition and even ethnicity.

    I had a few Pakistani friends in high school and that was tough to watch. Not only would their families demand that they marry a fellow Muslim, but they couldn't even date other Paki chicks or even just hang out with them. They really did live for their families and it looked like they were fucking miserable for it.
     
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    Really? In your 60 years you've never coveted tribal trim?
     
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    : cough: selfhatingjew : cough:
     
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    Fuck! Edit...
     
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