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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2010, 07:58:52 AM »
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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2010, 08:56:11 AM »
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Hi all, there are really instances that a religion can be a problem to a relationship. Religions have its own beliefs and in some situation it can really affected a relationship. Anyway, just always believe in God, in only one God.

Now that sums up neatly what an atheist/religiot relationship must be like from a religiot perspective.  The religiot will respect the atheist, so long as the atheist believes in God, in only one God.  Why only one, can't I at least believe in two more gods?  I would like to hedge my bets.
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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2010, 09:54:14 AM »
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Hi all, there are really instances that a religion can be a problem to a relationship. Religions have its own beliefs and in some situation it can really affected a relationship. Anyway, just always believe in God, in only one God.
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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #63 on: October 01, 2010, 07:00:53 AM »
Hi All,

Thought I would come here and give you guys a bit of an update on how things are going....

Well my boyfriend and I are (surprisingly) getting along quite well at the moment. He has become a better person because of his faith and I have tried to be as understanding and accepting as I can... I mean we do have a few disagreements over religion when I bring up anything that opposes his beliefs or bring up Dawkins.

But I have actually started to read the bible and look into religion a lot more just so I can understand it better. I don't think I can call myself an Atheist without knowing about God, the bible and religion. Have learned a great deal lately. One that may surprise a lot of people is that the Witnesses are no more crazy than mainstream Christianity - especially to the people who have blind faith and are told what to believe.

Anyways I'm still trying to find my feet with all this... not sure what direction my partner and I are going at this point... I guess I'm just taking it one day at a time.

Thanks all for listening  ;)

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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #64 on: October 01, 2010, 07:12:27 AM »
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Hi All,

Thought I would come here and give you guys a bit of an update on how things are going....

Well my boyfriend and I are (surprisingly) getting along quite well at the moment. He has become a better person because of his faith and I have tried to be as understanding and accepting as I can... I mean we do have a few disagreements over religion when I bring up anything that opposes his beliefs or bring up Dawkins.

But I have actually started to read the bible and look into religion a lot more just so I can understand it better. I don't think I can call myself an Atheist without knowing about God, the bible and religion. Have learned a great deal lately. One that may surprise a lot of people is that the Witnesses are no more crazy than mainstream Christianity - especially to the people who have blind faith and are told what to believe.

Anyways I'm still trying to find my feet with all this... not sure what direction my partner and I are going at this point... I guess I'm just taking it one day at a time.

Thanks all for listening  ;)

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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #65 on: October 01, 2010, 07:16:32 AM »
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 Love, like fungus, is persistent.

 :D hehe I love that analogy!

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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #66 on: October 01, 2010, 07:19:44 AM »
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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #67 on: October 01, 2010, 01:31:24 PM »
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the Witnesses are no more crazy than mainstream Christianity - especially to the people who have blind faith and are told what to believe.
That depends on how you define "crazy".  JWs are forbidden from receiving blood transfusions and are highly revered if they're willing to kidnap a child who will receive a transfusion under a court order.  That sounds pretty crazy to me.
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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #68 on: October 01, 2010, 05:13:19 PM »
Quote from: "chrome"
Hi All,

Thought I would come here and give you guys a bit of an update on how things are going....

Well my boyfriend and I are (surprisingly) getting along quite well at the moment. He has become a better person because of his faith and I have tried to be as understanding and accepting as I can... I mean we do have a few disagreements over religion when I bring up anything that opposes his beliefs or bring up Dawkins.

But I have actually started to read the bible and look into religion a lot more just so I can understand it better. I don't think I can call myself an Atheist without knowing about God, the bible and religion. Have learned a great deal lately. One that may surprise a lot of people is that the Witnesses are no more crazy than mainstream Christianity - especially to the people who have blind faith and are told what to believe.

Anyways I'm still trying to find my feet with all this... not sure what direction my partner and I are going at this point... I guess I'm just taking it one day at a time.

Thanks all for listening  ;)
Thanks for the update, I was starting to wonder what was going on. Good to see you are coming to an accommodation. I second what Thump said, wise word there. I also think that the JWs can be considered some of the oddest of the odd, but if you can put that to one side then you never know what will happen. Good luck.
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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #69 on: October 02, 2010, 10:43:39 PM »
Quote from: "chrome"
Hi All,

Thought I would come here and give you guys a bit of an update on how things are going....

Well my boyfriend and I are (surprisingly) getting along quite well at the moment. He has become a better person because of his faith and I have tried to be as understanding and accepting as I can... I mean we do have a few disagreements over religion when I bring up anything that opposes his beliefs or bring up Dawkins.

But I have actually started to read the bible and look into religion a lot more just so I can understand it better. I don't think I can call myself an Atheist without knowing about God, the bible and religion. Have learned a great deal lately. One that may surprise a lot of people is that the Witnesses are no more crazy than mainstream Christianity - especially to the people who have blind faith and are told what to believe.

Anyways I'm still trying to find my feet with all this... not sure what direction my partner and I are going at this point... I guess I'm just taking it one day at a time.

Thanks all for listening  :)

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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #70 on: October 05, 2010, 12:58:53 AM »
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That depends on how you define "crazy".  JWs are forbidden from receiving blood transfusions and are highly revered if they're willing to kidnap a child who will receive a transfusion under a court order.  That sounds pretty crazy to me.

Yup agreed that is crazy indeed... but my comment was that they are no more crazy than mainstream Christianity... they do a lot of whacked out things inside their churches!

Quote from: "Tank"
Thanks for the update, I was starting to wonder what was going on. Good to see you are coming to an accommodation. I second what Thump said, wise word there. I also think that the JWs can be considered some of the oddest of the odd, but if you can put that to one side then you never know what will happen. Good luck.

aaawww cheers Tank... yeah things are getting better - although still think I'm way more tolerant and understanding of his beliefs than he is of mine. I made a comment to him recently about how he needs to be understanding of my beliefs too - and his response was 'understanding, understanding of what... you believe in nothing!' hmm  :)

Does this mean you will stop posting here? :D don't think you'll be getting rid of me that easy  ;) Nah I'll defiantly keep posting on here - everyone is so hospitable and friendly... plus all you guys make interesting conversation.

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Re: Need support - boyfriend is Jehovah
« Reply #71 on: October 08, 2010, 04:07:20 PM »
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...An intimate partner is one you make long term life decisions with, and I would not be willing to have my future affected by their irrational beliefs, nor the futures of any children we may have. And aside from all that, I do not want to rely on someone in a crisis who really believes that telepathically begging a magical sky daddy will help us when the shit hits the fan.

^^^ THIS. Perfectly sums up my own intro thread, where I describe the situation that literally scares me half to death seeing my girl fall even deeper into her faith when it was simply a depressing act of nature. I love her way too much to even consider leaving her over religious differences, but I feel like SSY in that I can't trust someone with a family or serious life decisions when 1) They hold an invisible man in the sky over their family (towards the beginning of the relationship she told me that the thing she loves most in life is God... I didn't take that as a sign of things to come)..... and 2), "when the shit hits the fan" and things start falling apart I'm not going to be the one keeping things together while she's on her knees praying for salvation.
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