Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Utah, USA
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I've thought about this a lot since I first saw this thread and despite my initial reaction of "absolutely not," I've come to the conclusion that it depends -- like so many other things in life.
Mostly it depends on the person's attitude. If they're really pushy or holier-than-thou about it, absolutely not. If many of their views directly contradict mine then no. The particular religion matters too; I'd never bother with a Mormon because I grew up with them and I know they'd expect me to re-convert eventually. But if someone was really casual and nonchalant about it, or only participated because of their family or heritage or something, then maybe. But they'd have to be a really good fit in other areas.
Generally I feel that religion is just one of those really personal things which is particularly important to many individuals, and would almost certainly cause problems eventually. I'd be okay with that since I never want to get married so the eventual split would be easier, but if I were of the mindset for marriage I'd never risk it with a religious person because my beliefs and worldviews would almost certainly offend them deeply at some point. And I would absolutely refuse to change for someone else, because I've tried it before and it just didn't work.
"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it." -Ayn Rand