Dating catholic agnostic
It's hard for my boyfriend to get spiritual guidance on campus, since the priests are very liberal (well-nigh universalists) so he's not sure they think anyone is in danger of Hell. But the idea that you'll have to lie to the children about your beliefs? The Church has sanctioned marriages between Catholics and Jews, Catholics and Protestants, etc.
There's no Catholic rule against a Catholic marrying a non-Catholic or an atheist. But the Church does warn against such unions, as the non-Catholic spouse must agree to raise the children as Catholics.
The Catholic person must uphold the obligation to preserve his or her own faith and “ensure the baptism and education of the children in the Catholic Church,” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1635).
One of the reasons that the Church exists is to safeguard the souls of those in its care.
When I’ve said that before, some people say it’s hypocritical – that discriminating against a potential romantic interest based on religion is itself a form of bigotry.
Even if they loved the debate and their kink was being constantly told how wrong they are…no thanks.
The primary impediment is my boyfriend's interpretation of Catholic theology surrounding damnation.
I’ve had people quip that I’m narrowing my dating pool. I don’t give a damn what type of music you listen to, but that can be important to someone who loves the music scene. Going to crack jokes about me getting in the kitchen? It’s an idea and philosophy, and one that makes me want to bash my head in. But I knew he didn’t agree with my religious views – that it made him feel guilty and even embarrassed for dating me – and in return it made me feel like crap. Some people find complementary political ideas are necessary, and others thing lively debate spices up a relationship. And when religion came up, we’d get in the stupidest, most unproductive fights. Now that I’m a full fledged atheist activist, I don’t know how it could work. Before Juliann Richards met Neal Levy, she didn’t doubt that she’d marry a fellow Catholic someday.After all, Richards was raised Catholic, attended Catholic school, grew up mostly around fellow Catholics, and knew she wanted her children raised with the same faith.