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I dated a woman briefly, who became uncomfortable with our relationship because she was uncomfortable with my Pagan spiritual path. She tried to keep an open mind, but just couldn't do it.

Some people are more open-minded. I have a friend who's Wiccan and his wife is Christian. She attends circle with him and he goes to church with her. They get along great!

So here's the philisophical question of the day: Would you date (or even marry) someone outside your faith? And I don't mean a different denomination of the same basic religion. I mean COMPLETELY different.

I'd love to your thoughts.

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Apr 21 @ 11:53AM  
Im sorry! whats a pagan?

Apr 21 @ 12:08PM  

I will not be marrying a Pentecostal anytime soon, let's put it that way. I find that it all depends on how open minded a person is outside their own religion. And a great deal of that may be regional as well. I usually try to stick to people who are not so wrapped up in one set of religious doctrine that they cannot fathom the possibility that there might be more than one path out there. And trust me I have run into these people quite often with the my way or the highway attitude when it comes to religion.

In the past I have dated or have been married to people who were Catholic, Buddhist, Atheist, Agnostic, Eastern Orthodox, and Jewish. I dated a few new age pagans as well. I ran into religious differences with all of them, but some were accepting of my beliefs and they did their thing and I did mine and religion became a non-issue.


Apr 21 @ 12:34PM  
Im sorry! whats a pagan?

Pagan refers to nature-based spirituality. The word Pagan originally meant "country-dweller". Pagans revere nature as a manifestation of the divine, and usually acknowledge a balance of masculine and feminine energies within the spiritual realm. Polytheism is a big theme in most Pagan religions.

I hope this sufficiently answers your question. If you have any more questions, feel free to send me a message. I'll try to be as helpful as possible.

Apr 21 @ 1:51PM  
Mick was considered "pagan"...his belief was "Magik". First time I had ever had any experience with it was when I met Mick. Myself...I consider spiritual. My best friend is Catholic. My mother is Christian, my father is I open minded? You bet. I respect others beliefs.

Apr 21 @ 3:32PM  
I'm a Pagan. I've dated a lot of different people with different belief systems, though I find myself more comfortable with those who believe close to the same as I do. As long as no one is dishing out religion and forcing it ... I'm good with it. After all, no matter what religion it is, we are all looking for the same thing.

The ones I find that I cannot get along with for very long are the Athiests. I don't believe them.. I find it difficult not to judge them. That's me though.. not how they behave toward me.. I dunno.

Apr 21 @ 8:11PM  
I think it makes a lot of sense to share pretty the same type of religion as the person you're with. I doubt that I really could marry someone who was an athiest, or who was agnostic.

Apr 21 @ 11:25PM  
I am not sure that anything really is outside my faith. Except someone who insists on a single faith.

I have always had a hard time reconciling all the brands of religion.

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