Can you be in love with someone who doesn’t share your religious beliefs? I didn’t find out until after I was dating this guy he didn’t believe in God. He didn’t believe in Buddah, Allah, Scientology, Judaism, NADA! I’m glad I didn’t see a future with him because that shit wouldn’t fly.

I’m not a super religious person, but I do believe in God. I can no longer see myself dating a person like him. After I thought about our relationship I realized that his lack of beliefs is what went wrong. Because he had no faith in anything, he was very unstable. I don’t even think he believed in himself. You have to have some type of common beliefs to be in a long term relationship/friendship.

It’s ironic because years later I end up getting a friend who didn’t believe in anything. I was unaware of his lack of faith until recently. I told him to at least try praying. He had to go through hell, jail, hell, and back to start sending some prayers up. When he tried everything else and it failed him, his last resort was prayer. It has worked and his life has done a 180.

Can you really be in a relationship/friendship with someone who has no type of faith? I’ve learned I’d rather us come from different faiths, than one not having any at all. As I mature,I know religion and politics will play a factor in my future lovers and friends. It’s quite alright because I’m comfortable in my skin and wouldn’t jeopardize my beliefs for anyone. Would you? Have you? Please share!

Mary Joseph Jr.