“I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being–neither white, black, brown, or red; and when you are dealing with humanity as a family there’s no question of integration or intermarriage. It’s just one human being marrying another human being or one human being living around and with another human being.” ~ Malcolm X
I will like to stir up a little conversation here. In North America and other industrial countries, the population is becoming more diverse and people are learning about cultures and countries that they would probably not have the opportunity to come in contact with.
My friend thinks she is going to rot in hell. She is Christian but her boyfriend is Muslim. So based on her upbringing, she has been taught to not mix with the “unbelievers”; hence non-Christians. She is working toward marriage with this man. And they have been together for a long time. A long, long, long, long, long, time. I guess you got the point.
I encouraged her that as long as it is pure love, that God will be smiling. Besides, there are a lot of “Christian marriages” that ends up in shambles.
My thought on this issue is: Love is the only religion. Give love, share love, be love. As long as she has good intentions, as long as she is growing to be the greatest version of herself, as long as her dreams are supported, as long as there is peace of mind, as long as transparency and trust are there, as long as communication spans across the border; let it be.
No one is your God. If your intuition (the God in you), speaks pure love and peace of mind. Then it is yours. You are worthy of a passionate relationship. Don’t let fear hold you back. Do what makes you happy and you need no one’s permission.
And in terms of Inter-faith relationships, make it work. Learn about each other’s beliefs and practices. Be open minded and show respect.
Now I’ll give the mic to you now. Yes, you. What’s your say on this?
Does this resonate with you?