A person cannot be forced to follow another religion if he is not fully willing. We see the number of people shifting religious beliefs these days and you have to wonder if it is indeed wholeheartedly or just because their attention has been touched. Indeed, one may thing that religion is the last thing that people would qualm about. But sad to say, it has become an issue, especially if two people come from different sets.
Religious beliefs are rampant and different. There are certain standards and laws set forth to which religious philosophy always takes the heat. Indeed, it may seem like a petty thing but as far as taking their respective philosophies in consideration, you will be surprised at how it can escalate if the proper way to handle and mediate them is not done.
Let us take marriage for example. For every religion, there are beliefs to be followed. It can go as far the actual wedding ceremonies which for two people coming from different religions can be a cause for dispute. So how does one handle these situations?
There are instances where compromises are made. Sometimes, one of them even gives way. But as far as living together, unless one converts to the other, it will be quite a hellacious ride. This is not to say of course that these marriages will fail. They are merely cases wherein much of them is a reality.
Eventually, it all depends on how people would handle the gravity of such conflicts. For some it may not matter but for others, a lot has to be done and normally it goes as far as involving both families.
Originally posted on August 13, 2008 @ 3:59 am