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Old 08-05-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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Yes, of course it does go both ways.
I would just as easily have said: Any atheist who believes that they have all the answers and considers everybody else wrong, should only marry like-minded atheists.
My next sentence (Open-minded Christians get the benefit of being able to marry anybody they love.) applies directly to you. I'm sorry that it did not work out for you with your ex and I hope that you will remain as open-minded as ever (just pick a more open-minded mate, whatever their beliefs). Basically, if any closed-minds enter the equation, you better make sure that both minds are closed around the same idea.
I ended up picking a fabulous husband who ended up going to the same CHURCH as me... after the experience w/ my ex I actually set that criteria...not that I have a problem with atheists... I have many friends... and I suspect my sister is... that is THEIR choice and they must have a reason for it.. I never push MY faith on others...i just think it is a bit easier to have similar mind sets among mates- for myself... after experiencing it both ways.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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The christian religion tries to put people under the new testament law with its rules, regulations, rituals, misinterpretations, mistranslations etc.
So forget the law and rules and do whatever makes you feel good?
Gee, just when I thought we were on the same page LOL.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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No,

Not whatever makes me feel good, I believe that the bible can be used to condone things that are not right and honourable and this has happened in the past and happens now.

What I am saying if you make it about following a law instead of what is right you can end up like the pharisees of Jesus day, they followed the law but had no love.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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No,

Not whatever makes me feel good, I believe that the bible can be used to condone things that are not right and honourable and this has happened in the past and happens now.

What I am saying if you make it about following a law instead of what is right you can end up like the pharisees of Jesus day, they followed the law but had no love.
I have thrown out most of the bath water, but it sounds like you are throwing out the baby with the bath water LOL.

Anyway, this is off topic, we can continue to discuss if you like under the law thread. Sounds like Freedom and yourself are going about it just fine
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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BFrank and Miss Martha to the rescue!!

I think if we are going to go off of what some here are calling "The Truth" ie. literal translation, then it should also be noted that 2/3 of scriptures originally provided said the man could do/think whatever he wanted, yet woman must accept him for it. It's the problem with "The Truth", you can't take certain parts at face value and interpret others. If we are going by The Truth, we should be condemning the OP for even asking an intelligent question in the first place. What happens when one party loses their faith mid-marriage? Is that grounds for divorce? I thought that was a sin too? Do you shave every day? Are you currently wearing clothing made of mixed cloth? Do you ever speed to work?

As for the OP and BFrank and Miss Martha, I'm right on board. The word is much more adamant about the commitment of marriage, and having opposing views can be a bit of a hurdle. You both need to be in a really good place because it will take unlimited amounts of respect, self-confidence, and understanding. If your spouse loves to throw atheist rants in your face, or your religious spouse loves to throw fire and brimstone, you both are going to be in for an uphill battle. My interpretations of the passages provided are those of acceptance, by both parties. It is much easier to be with someone of the same beliefs, but it is not a sin either, otherwise Jesus could very well be the biggest and most frequent sinner in the whole book! Fully ACCEPT people for who they are and they life they choose, ESPECIALLY your spouse, because it is eternity after all and you're gonna need to be giving them a lot of free passes!
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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