(Closed) Mixing atheism and Christianity…?

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Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The Bible talks about being unequally Yolked.  I do not understand Christians ( ones who do try to follow Bible) that do not look for another believer as a spouse. I know I couldn’t. And havin the same beliefs is crucial IMO. Glad my fiancé and I know our kids will grow with parents that have the same faith.

Post # 62
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I do not think there is anything wrong with raising kids in an inter Faith household provided that you both have a clear, agreed upon strategy. I was raised my a Muslim step father and a Christian (Orthodox) mother. Neither side forced me into customs, we had traditions and I was baptised as a baby but I never felt like I had to fit into one or the other. I would now identify as an agnostic and I married a man that is strictly atheist. We mutually believe that respect for other cultures and religions is very important. My husband may not agree with some of my beliefs on the after life and faith but we are both people of similar morals so it works. If we ever decide to have children, we have agreed we would want to raise them in a way that allows them to learn about all religions and non religions alike – making their mind up when they are ready. With regards to family, my mother and grandmother were very upset when I told them that I did not know if there was a god but they have grown more accepting over the years and still love me. My point being that it is ridiculous to think that we must be of the same religion or non-religion to love one another. Sure as an inter-faith family you will have your hurdles and by all means, you should discuss all this in detail but if you love each other, have a high amount of respect for one another and similar morals, you can make it work.

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Post # 63
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Blushing bee

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Gymgirlx:  interesting that you should bring that up. I don’t want to get into a debate here about Christianity or what any of it means, or suggest that you are wrong –  but it would seem that there are many interpretations as to what it means to be equally yoked. Some Christians believe that it means the “yoked” association isn’t limited to marriage, but regular relationships as well. Also, there is a verse that suggests that by being married to a Christian, the unbeliever is made holy which gives credence to the idea that being “spritiually unbalanced” in marriage is not exactly the same as being unequally yoked: “If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy (1 Corinthians 7:13-14)”. I just wanted to point this out since there does seem to be varying interpretations on this matter within the Christian community, even with suggestions that it’s entirely possible for a loving, healthy relationship to exist, despite the disparity of belief. 

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think  from a christian  perspective, living with someone who will challenge you spiritually, encourage you to be in the word, and be a light to others Is how God envisioned marriage.I’ve never heard any other interpretations. To each their own, I can’t imagine having a strong belief and love for God and not want to share that with my love! The sermon today was in this subject, no joke! I could spend the time to look up the verses, but know I won’t change anyone’s opinion. Just stating my own. 

Post # 65
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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svwedding:  

There is no compromise unfortunately. You either believe in God or you don’t. An Agnostic is someone who doesn’t know what to believe.

It sounds like you are both, perhaps that. Instead of a Christian and an Atheist.

Best of luck (Luck is originally a pagan concept, lol)

Post # 66
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Laululintu:  

Lutherans and Anglicans have a long history of homosexuality. For the vast majority of their existence, they have mostly been in favor of it. Some say even Henry VIII and Luther were flaming homos themselves! Not with each other… they wrote mean messages to each other.  You know what I mean though.  We will never know though either way.

Glad you accept your son!

Post # 69
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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svwedding:  

Agnostics are not sure which faith, if any, is correct. Your children might migrate in this direction. 

 

What I am saying is you are a vegetarian. Your husband only likes meat. Your kids are NOT vegetarians who eat meat. That doesn’t exist. They now fall into the category of “omnivore.” Just an example!

Post # 71
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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svwedding:  

I see. You two can invent a new thing. 🙂

Name it something cool! 

 

Post # 72
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Honey bee

 

 

? an atheistic agnostic ?

😉

Post # 73
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Busy bee

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AngryANONY:  Actually, that’s not right. An agnostic is a person who believes that the existence of a deity cannot be proven or disproven.

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