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Can Atheists Marry the Religious?

By February 4, 2013

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We've talked about mixed marriages, in which those of different religions wed, but we haven't talked about unions in which one spouse is a passionate believer of a particular faith and the other doesn't believe in any god. Recently, the Huffington Post addressed this subject in a video interview with Rabbi Levi Brackman, who talks about his religious mother and scientist father and how they made their marriage work. One of the most important points Brackman makes is that couples mistakenly think they're going to grow together. You often hear, in fact, couples say that they've grown apart. Brackman says it's absurd for people to think that they're going to have the same ideas as their spouse all the time or that they'll always agree, even on major issues, such as religion.

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February 5, 2013 at 10:02 am
(1) Regina says:

It is probably harder for an athiest and any other religion to
combine because most athiests are so pationate about their
beliefs as is Bill Maher all ways preaching his belief and trying
to change everyone with his logic and faith is all about believing
without logic

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