Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Does Love Conquer All??

I have to begin by apologizing for the silence - I am trying to finish some personal projects before the end of June, so it has been crazy. Anyways sha, I got a chance to watch the movie - One God One Nation. This movie tells the story of two young lovers of different ethnic groups and different religions who wanted to get married. Of course, their parents were completely against the marriage - as I watched the movie, my mind just went to a couple of people I knew back in my school days who were in love with someone and ended up married to another person because who they loved was from a different religion.

Questions:

1) Will you ever date someone from a different religious background?

2) Will you consider changing your religion for your partner? (Personally, I believe that if you change your religion for 'love', you were not that serious about that religion in the first place).

3)How will you handle it -if your parents told you that you could not be with the one you love because of your religious differences.

EXCERPT ONE GOD ONE NATION

12 comments:

La Reine said...

1) Will you ever date someone from a different religious background?

-I don't think so, unless its under a similar umbrella. Tis the relationship with God that counts the most I think.

2) Will you consider changing your religion for your partner? (Personally, I believe that if you change your religion for 'love', you were not that serious about that religion in the first place).

-How could I? I think people are meant to have a relationship, more than a set of rules they follow. I personally think anyone who can just switch is kinda a surface believer.


3)How will you handle it -if your parents told you that you could not be with the one you love because of your religious differences.

-If they told me I couldn't be with someone for any reason - depending on how substantiated their argument was; I'd either.

Afrobabe said...

I dont see myself changing religion for any man I marry...If he is open to every one continuing with their own religion then fine but I aint changing it for him..

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

I wont change my religion but i may change my church seeing am a christian.

Love knows no barriers to all their own Pam. But real life as in life after the honey moon is not for children.Its important to hold fast onto the things that make us, us

For the love of me said...

No, I wouldn't stop being a christian for any reason, least of all a man.

guerreiranigeriana said...

...how are you enjoying new york?...i'm supposed to go out that way (new jersey) for a naija function in july...how's the weather?...to your questions...

1) Will you ever date someone from a different religious background?

...although i grew up christian (well, really a cult of christianity-mormon), i wouldn't describe myself as religious or following any one particular religion...i believe in God and Jesus, but also mohammed, buddha, etc, essentially i respect and find value in beliefs of the world, even the so-called heathens...i believe a person's spirituality is more important than the man-made religion they choose and their ability to follow those basic tenets held sacred to most religions...that's my own personal belief...so, a person's religion doesn't really matter to me...in fact, if you are too overly religious, it actually turns me off...but i doubt i could date an atheist...

2) Will you consider changing your religion for your partner?

...would i change my stance, i can't say i would...but stranger things do happen...

3)How will you handle it -if your parents told you that you could not be with the one you love because of your religious differences.

...haha...that doesn't really apply since i myself don't care...i think at this point, they'd just be happy if i married...

Jaycee said...

The decision to marry someone, either of a different ethnic group or a different religion, is a very critical and important decision.

A very good question to ask someone who's in that dilemma would be: "every morning you wake up, would you want ur partner indulging in another god or cultural tradition?" In marriage there is the joining of souls, minds, and spirits...and it makes it easier when two really DO become one.

That being said, we can't control who we fall in love with...but I believe by prayer and faith (based on ur religion), a person can receive the right person that will fit into all aspects of their life.

Jaycee said...

And yeah, changing my religion from Christianity to something else (only because of marriage) means that I had no foundational grounds in it in the first place (basically it means that the seeds that were sown in my life by God only fell by the wayside and not on fertile ground)...

princesa said...

Am with akel.
I wont change my religion and will be able to accept his as long as he accepts mine.

That said, I have seen marriages where both partners practice different religions that work out fine.

Jinta said...

1. yes

2. no, what the heck for?

3. well, i dont know. before my experience, i would have said 'no', however, i now realise tha, a lot of the time, our parents' visions extend way further than ours

lulu said...

nice to know you still around, or its me?

ladyguide said...

1. No, i cant imagine myself not being a christian
2. NOPE,
3. dem no fit,lol!!!(i'm praying it doesn't get to that level)

pamela said...

Sorry guys, I have been away for quite a bit...
I agree with what most of you had to say but there are relationships in which both partners have different religions and they work out fine.

I think the core issue is more of respecting differences rather than forcing someone to conform.

That said,
Pammy

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