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An atheist is more willing to date a religious person than a religious person is willing to date an atheist

StevenMichael 5 June 24

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Any answer would be nothing but speculation.

Thank you

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Not in my case. At this point in my life I don't want anything to do with religion. I would only consider it if they were only nominally religious and honestly had no interest in trying to convert me.

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In general, l think that may be true. Things are so bad right now, l might consider dating a Nun!

If you only could find one that would have you.

@Jolanta Unless she was intent on saving me. ?

@Sticks48 No, you are sorry but you are un-savable.

@Jolanta Shhhhhh.....She doesn't have to know that.

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To me that doesn't matter. I'm not willing to date a religious person, it doesn't matter to me if they're willing to date me or not.

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I think it just depends on each person's personal experiences. Until recently I had no problem dating a religious person but given how sour my last relationship got because of her religion I'm very hesitant to date another religious person. However in all honesty I might just go on a case by case scenario since I cannot surmise that all theists are going to be the same. I feel like this also goes for us as atheists too, while I have gotten turned down plenty of times as soon as they find out I'm non religious (on tinder too imagine that) because I "can't possibly have any morals if I don't believe in anything". There are plenty of others that have looked past it.

Luces Level 4 June 24, 2018
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I’m an atheist and I pass on the religous

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It depends upon the religion!

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True. I'd date someone who was culturally religious, as many today seem to be. By that I mean they identify very vaguely with their religion, as more of a tradition they carry on than a real conviction. Conversely, I've seen my children rejected for their lack of faith.

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My wife was religious and became more so as time went on, whereas I became less of a believer. It took 38 years for death to part us. I think we saw each other rather than the beliefs we held.

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Here in the South, so-called christians would only meet with atheists on the DL. I would find such wimpy action revolting.

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I think you got something there.

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Hmmm. I'd say that's true.

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My immediate thought is yes

Count Level 5 June 24, 2018
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I'd say true

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I could never date a religious person. Doesn't make any sense.

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I believe that to be true.

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I believe it to be true.

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I personally would not rate a religious person Especially not in this climate.

"rate" or "date"?

well it can get cold in New Hampshire...perhaps you would tolerate one in a warmer climate? 😉

@jujuofthesea haha. Date.

, @lerlo I couldn’t. Ever. Anywhere.

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I like your hair!

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Not always true...not always false. It depends on the conviction of the religious person. As an atheist I wouldn't date a deeply religious woman - because that would be a recipe for disaster. But if I could find a religious woman who was as willing to let me do my own thing, as I am her, then we would be okay. Now if it came to marriage, I would have to pause, because if we had kids, that would cause another issue.

To be fair though, I also wouldn't want to date someone who was dogmatically into "woo woo" spirituality, or being a vegan, or an anti-vaxxer, just to name a few. Just because someone isn't religious, doesn't mean they don't treat other things in their life with religious fervor.

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I think so. Isn't there a Christian injunction against marrying outside the faith? I think it reads like "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers."

A yoke...what a joke! (groan)

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Seems likely. Due to the indefensible nature of theism, an atheist is a greater emotional threat to a religious person than the converse would be.

Good thought processing. Well done.

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Depends on each person and level of religious beliefs.

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I have never yet, on a dating site, told anyone "You seem nice, but my atheist beliefs forbid me from dating outside my atheism." But I have had religious people tell me they couldn't date atheists, no matter how nice.

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I don't think I would want to date a religious person. Comments insulting religion fly from my mouth before I can stop it. So no religious person would want to. I guess I'm safe!

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